Recommended by J.Lois Diamond

  • Women in Jeopardy!
    29 Jan. 2022
    I just read the sample and couldn't stop laughing. The situation is absurd, the characters are quirky and the dialogue is oh so witty. I would love to be able to read the whole play, or better yet, see it produced. Well done!
  • Paradise
    27 Jan. 2022
    This play is so rich in terms of science, culture and the true meaning of education. The relationship between student and professor transcends all categories we initially place them in. Full of dramatic surprises, I would love to see this produced.
    22 Jan. 2022
    This monologue captures all the chaotic anguish that a woman's life can be thrown into, as reproductive rights are undermined. The setting is an apt metaphor for Wanda's internal state. This piece needs to be heard now, before it's too late.
  • Fable
    27 Oct. 2021
    Fable held my interest from start to finish. The characters have depth and individuality, The play is filled with humor and pathos, but what I found the most extraordinary is how fully realized all the production elements were presented. I could easily see this marvelous play on stage. Well done! I would love to see this produced.
  • At the Train Station in Munich
    11 Oct. 2021
    I saw the reading of this play at the Center for Jewish History. It is gripping, dramatic, and especially important for young people to see. In this play, Cooper shows us 2 sides of the same character at a pivotal moment in time, where life hangs in the balance. It is poetic, original and profound.
    27 Sep. 2021
    I love William's biting satire on the pompous and self-indulgent nature that some "experts" at talkbacks take. As a fellow playwright, I really appreciate the absurdity of the situation. The characters are rich and the play is full of surprises. Well done!
  • Check-in at the Clown Motel
    23 Sep. 2021
    This play is so funny. I thought I'd seen every variation of satire on the orange man before I read this. This one is so sharp and original. So satisfying to see him finally get his just desserts.
  • Hide and Seek
    23 Sep. 2021
    What a delightful spin on childhood friends. This comedy is jaded, endearing and full of surprises. Would be a great addition to festivals of 10 minute plays, especially in Valdez, Alaska, where bunnies roam free. Could also be a fabulous part of a festival devoted to the Easter holiday.
  • Otto Rahn, Lucifer's Child
    17 Sep. 2021
    This play held my attention from beginning to end.
    It's very original and full of surprises. .
    The setting is evocative, the dialogue witty, and the characters are fascinating.
    Lawing brilliantly injects humor into even the gravest of subject matter.
    I've never heard of Otto Rahn before, but am eager to learn more. I would love to see this produced!
  • No Fences
    31 Aug. 2021
    This play really captures a whole world, through the unwavering attention to the details of objects, both discarded and found. It features a huge range of characters the single actress performing, can embody and take with us on her journey. Well done!