Recommended by Gage Tarlton

  • miku, and the gods.
    3 Aug. 2019
    I had the absolute pleasure of my life experiencing a reading of this play today at the MFA Playwrights' Workshop and I left feeling exhausted and emotionally drained and full of love and hope and warmth and excitement and utter joy that this is the future of theatre. From viscerally responding to the beautiful language of this beautiful world to nearly standing on my chair because I was so engaged and entranced with the story...Izumi has created something so very special. Someone produce this AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
  • The Tasters
    27 Jun. 2019
    Not gonna lie, I opened this with the intention to read the first 15 pages. But the world that Brown has created grabbed me by the ankles and pulled me in until the last page; it wasn't until then that I realized I had been holding my breath. This play is special and there is much to admire about it, but perhaps the most impactful is the complex and heart-wrenching intersection of motherhood, sacrifice, and political resistance.
  • John Proctor is the Villain
    26 Jun. 2019
    I am shook. Shaken to my core. This play took me on a JOURNEY this morning and I'm oh so grateful for it. I was on the edge of my seat, nervous tapping, laughing out loud, fully engaged to the point of vocally responding to the story. This play is magnificent. It is gorgeous. It is healing. It is everything. It is so here and now. It has one of the best incorporations of music and dance that I have ever experienced. READ READ READ! PRODUCE PRODUCE PRODUCE!
  • Allond(R)a
    22 Jun. 2019
    Full of grit, full of wicked fast dialogue, full of beautifully complex and funny characters, it's everything that I want in a coming of age story. It's Ladybird meets GLOW meets The Sandlot meets the unique, fiery voice of Gina Femia. Somehow, she's crafted a story that feels nostalgic, but at the same time, fresh and new and full of hope. I can't stop thinking about it.
  • Uncle Tom's Nephews
    18 Jun. 2019
    With his characters so intricately & expertly placed in three different time periods, rather than explicitly showing their growth, Turner instead captures the essence of their growth. It's a structure that rarely yields results as effective as it does in this play that feels both nostalgic and new. It forces us to grapple with our past, with characters that can't help but look to the future. Is the past really the past? Or does it simply manifest, taking new forms in our present? Turner doesn't give an answer, but he sure as hell proposes the question. Read. This. Now.
  • Art & Class
    14 Jun. 2019
    On the surface, the situation that Bennett presents may seem minuscule to some. But because he has such a supreme grasp on this world and his well-crafted characters, we quickly discover that the minuscule is actually quite major. So major that I found myself on the edge of my seat with anticipation, anxious for what was coming next. This is a beautiful blend of masterful language, messy discord, and grounded, yet theatrical brilliance. I cannot recommend it enough.
  • Indeed, friend!
    30 Mar. 2019
    i cannot recommend this play enough. these characters are so beautifully crafted and so full of humor, yet so grounded in the reality of the world. eliza bent is a clever writer; she molds her characters with such a deep empathy that we don't laugh at them, we laugh with them. we feel for them. we want to spend time with them. this play is a gem.
  • "Daddy"
    21 Dec. 2018
    I read this play a month ago and I still can't get it out of my head. It's disturbing, it's unexpected, it's a play that doesn't merely exist, but explodes, demanding attention. Jeremy O. Harris is a fierce storyteller, unafraid to delve into uncharted territory. His voice is so singular, so unique, so full of passion. Read. This. Now.
  • RAIN AND ZOE SAVE THE WORLD
    11 Dec. 2018
    What a ride. You know those rare plays that come along and just transcend your idea of what a play can be? This play will do that. I am feeling SO INSPIRED AND CREATIVE AND I WANT TO SHOUT IT TO THE WORLD! Stop what you're doing right now, and hop on the motorcycle with Rain and Zoe!
  • Hashtag Jones
    12 Sep. 2018
    Such a short play but packed with hard-hitting questions about the relationship between tragedy and social media. I'm already hungry for more work by Liv Matthews.

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