Recommended by J.Lois Diamond

  • BUA TAKES 10: STONEWALL EDITION
    2 Aug. 2021
    This anthology tells the fascinating story of the struggle for gay rights in this country. Though a series of gripping short plays and monologues which span a century, we are treated to many personal stories of humiliation and pain, but ultimate liberation in the end. This collection would be the highlight of any LGBT and/or human rights festival. I would love to see this produced!
  • Blinded
    23 Jul. 2021
    This play really drives home the insensitivity of academics towards disabled students. As someone who was once in this position, I am heartened to see this brought to light. This play needs to be produced widely at colleges and universities!
  • A CIVIL WAR
    14 Jul. 2021
    I saw a reading of this play at The Valdez Theatre Conference. The author really captures the polarized time we live in. It's funny, dark and full of suspense, with larger than life characters and a compelling situation. It asks the age old question, can love transcend all?
  • Fallen to the Communists
    13 Jul. 2021
    What a touching and funny play, showing the awkward relations between fathers and daughters. The humor stems straight from the heart of the clueless characters who are caught in uncharted territory. I would love to see this staged!
  • Just an Old Woman in a Rocking Chair
    13 Jul. 2021
    I had the pleasure of hearing this play read at The Valdez Theatre Conference. It's a poignant, rich play which was subtle and moving. It has strong complex female characters. I would love to see this play fully staged!
  • A Moment of Clarity
    12 Jul. 2021
    Very poignant play, which captures a tender moment between an elderly father and son. Powerful and honest, with two compelling roles.
  • MEN ON THE VERGE OF A HIS-PANIC BREAKDOWN
    6 Jul. 2021
    I loved these monologues. They were filled with the dark wit that only the most marginalized can summon in difficult times. In their specificity, they show us the universality of humanity, and truly capture the immigrant experience. I would love to see this performed before a live audience.
  • Reporter Girl
    12 May. 2021
    This is a breathtaking ride which vividly captures three generations of a family of women, all through the lens of the creator of a famous comic strip. I loved the way Rohrman seamlessly navigates between the worlds of fantasy and reality, crossing through intergenerational decades of heart break and struggle. It features three strong women's roles. I would love to see this performed!
  • Bride of Bigfoot
    15 Apr. 2021
    Lawing takes us on a wild journey, along with his characters. It's got everything, intergenerational conflict, suspense, surprise and a wicked sense of humor. This would be a fun addition to a short play festival with some great roles.
  • Hair Undone
    13 Apr. 2021
    This play manages to cover everything we've been experiencing in the last year, our relationship to zoom, our hair, each other and the pandemic, all in 7 short pages. It was moving, funny and full of surprises. So well written, and would be a real treat for two lucky actresses!

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