Recommended by Rachel Luann Strayer

  • Asking For It
    11 Nov. 2020
    A clever, biting critique of the way our system treats victims of sexual assault.
  • A Little Thing
    11 Nov. 2020
    A sobering short piece that sets up an all-to-familiar scenario and leaves us on the precipice of a chilling conclusion.
  • SHIP
    10 Nov. 2020
    A fascinating play about relationships and recovery, rebuilding lives along with trust, and how following our dreams can either imprison us or set us free.
  • Dark Skinned Pavement
    15 Sep. 2020
    Complex, timely, and poignant, DARK SKINNED PAVEMENT is an incredibly thoughtful piece that deftly balances the juxtaposition of personal grief with public tragedy. Young draws the reader into this family's personal crisis inches at a time, revealing morsels of plot that add up to a staggering final moment that is both triumphant and tragic. Highly recommended!
  • Haunted House (a monologue)
    29 Jul. 2020
    An intriguing taste of remorse in an unexpected location. Succinct & thoughtful.
  • Living Our Best Kristen Bell Life
    29 Jul. 2020
    I love this gem of a play by Matthew Weaver! So relatable, not only because I adore Kristen Bell/Veronica Mars (LoVe 4 ever), but because I, too, have played the "who has what I wish I had?" game with depressing results. Weaver's play reminds us not only that comparison is the thief of joy, but that even the people we envy don't live their best life all the time. What matters is appreciating our best life moments (and people!) when they're right in front of us.
  • Velociraptors in the Garden
    29 Jul. 2020
    Wicked & witty - two of my favorite elements of British comedy. Pure fun with a dash of terror!
  • Grandmother's Ring
    29 Jul. 2020
    A lovely little script that dances on the border of horror and humor, giving the director & actors wonderful options.
  • Date with Ikea
    6 Jul. 2020
    As someone who recently almost failed to correctly assemble a piece of furniture from IKEA, I found Carbajal's script very relatable, as well as fun and surprising. A great short piece about how our perceived failures can sometimes work out for the best.
  • Ripped
    15 May. 2020
    Powerful, challenging, thought-provoking play. The non-linear timeline creates a layer of doubt that really challenges the audience to reconsider their preconceived notions about the definition of rape, their idea of consent, and the double-standards women face that prevent them from reporting when they know the unthinkable has happened.