Recommended by Tony Tambasco

  • Owning Shakespeare (Ten Minute Play)
    4 Sep. 2021
    This short play is a charming exploration of the dark places that obsession can take us to, neatly juxtaposing the sacred with the secular. It's also a nice apéritif for any Shakespeare-focused theatre looking to include new plays in their programming.
  • Perihelion
    27 Aug. 2021
    A compelling story about trying to find meaning in a chaotic universe.
  • Green Sound
    2 Jul. 2021
    This is a great script that explores non-neurotypical ways of perceiving the world, all via a touching romance. I directed a production of "Green Sound" a few years ago, and it remains one of my favorite short plays.
    28 Jun. 2021
    This is a touching and engaging comedy for mature actors that explores the ways we continually grow throughout our lives.
  • Black Cat
    9 Jun. 2021
    It was nice to read a play about science that takes both the scientific method and the business of science seriously, and examines how they can be in conflict with each other, and with the passion for discovery that inspires a career in science.
  • Bonesetter: a Tragislasher
    30 Aug. 2020
    I enjoyed the way Storckman synthesizes Jacobean revenge tragedy with the slasher films of the 1970s and 80s in a feminist and sex positive way that interrogates our moral assumptions about the nature of forgiveness, justice, and vengeance. Storckman is a philosophical writer, and says a great deal in "Bonesetter," so there's a lot to reflect on later. Her fast pace and use of blood for ink keeps you entertained in the moment.
    12 Jun. 2020
    This is a strong and thought provoking piece, which dramatizes questions of ancient philosophy in a modern university. Espinoza lays naked the racist structures of the modern academy, and classical studies in particular, while simultaneously making a bold argument for the urgency of the classics (and academic methods) in the modern world. Every college and university in America should stage this play.
  • Harpers Ferry 2019
    29 May. 2020
    Harpers Ferry 2019 has complex characters living complex lives, and a strong ending that is thoughtful and thought-provoking.