Recommended by Lee R. Lawing

  • The United Plays of America - Nevada - The Loneliest Road in America
    5 Jul. 2018
    I love this play! The humor and the sisters and their discussions of snakes, ghosts and aliens. The bond between them is so believable and the dialogue is so funny and the action flies by because of it. There's never one false word in this tightly woven gem!! Bravo!
  • Elephants
    4 Jul. 2018
    In this wonderful short play Jordan takes us on such a journey of the imaginative spirit being set free as Sue and her Aunt try to prepare for a birthday party and Sue only wants to talk about Elephants, both of them not dealing with a much more devastating "Elephant" in the room. I am always impressed with the staging of Jordan's plays as much as I am captivated by the wonderful dialogue that's so fresh and real and makes me sit back in awe of her as a writer and take notes of another perfect composition in motion.
    4 Jul. 2018
    I love this play! So funny and so the dialogue so spot on and real. Burdick takes the simple set-up and weaves such a tapestry of themes: men/women relationships, ageism, female sexuality, and commercialism. It had me laughing throughout but as with most well written comedies the true greatness is that through the laughing one can see those deeper pockets of humanity through a smile.
    4 Jul. 2018
    What an exciting and thrilling play and funny and so very timely. The back and forth between the Attendant and Sebastian is so well written and paced that it was causing my stress levels to rise while reading it. Such a great piece of theater and cautionary tale against reaching that next level in the gaming world. I can't wait to read other works by Burdick!
  • To The Grind
    3 Jul. 2018
    To The Grind is such a funny and real-life look at one mans sexual journey as communicated during a voice lesson. Love that the names and descriptions of those lessons already sound so sensual and are coupled with details of 1’s different encounters which left me breathless after finishing this play which isn't a bad thing. Such a great role and compelling journey for a young actor!
  • Donna Orbits the Moon
    3 Jul. 2018
    Breathtakingly poignant piece about forgiveness and coming to terms with loss and that anger of having lost something. August's ending is shocking in its revelation. I did not see it coming and I was glad that I didn't because it made his wonderful play all the more touching and all the more painful. There is so much here to be taken in and then read again for all the wonderful details that one didn't catch the first time through.
  • Curves (a monologue)
    2 Jul. 2018
    I love this monologue! The realistic voice that carries us through one of those situations of every day life moments where we realize we are human. Funny and deeply sensitive to those times in life when we have one of those ah-ha reliazations and settle into some carrhesis that's as good as mac 'n' cheese.
  • Blue, a monologue
    2 Jul. 2018
    A monologue filled with such honesty and raw openness. Beautiful in exposing that truth that is so under the surface of us all. Just a reminder that in this crazy world we all have to step up and be that neighbor who speaks up for each other and look after one another. Rachel BublItz's monologue is a powerful testament that should be heard by everyone. Saw this read beautifully performed by Miranda Jonte on her Back Porch Theater. Sadly these fears seem more teirrifyily real after the Supreme Court decision pulling our country even further apart.
    2 Jul. 2018
    Another great piece by Rachael Carnes. Funny for sure. I loved the satire and that all too (i.e spot on!) sinking feeling of getting sucked into another device even if it does want you to watch Pandas and really how could anyone say no to that?
  • RABIOSA: An Ode to Hurricane Maria
    2 Jul. 2018
    Such a beautiful ode to a homeland that's seen such destruction . Such power of words that strike at the heart of the reader. The last scene is achingly beautiful where Rocio hears the beating heart of the island once again. Thank you for sharing this.