Recommended by Everett Robert

  • Dead Spots
    8 Dec. 2019
    It is sometimes hard to deal with a plethora of issues in a good ten-minute play. Usually we find one theme and narrow in with laser like precision, but what playwright William Goodwin has done is taken one big issue (the opioid crisis) and used it as a catalyst to focus on the very real horror of a family trying to reconnect. The symbolism of the dead spots while on the phone is a powerful and striking metaphor.
  • Losing My Religion (in 140 Characters or Less)
    8 Dec. 2019
    This is a play about a nationally known hate group based out of Kansas and one woman's struggle with life long held beliefs. But more than that it is about faith and family and forgiveness. It is about the power of social media and how we can both trust and not trust our feelings. It is a powerful meditation on the struggle of ingrained beliefs and micro-rebellions culminating in a powerful conclusion. I love this play.
  • I BAKED A BULLET (PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY AND THE IMAGINARY TELEVISION SHOW)
    8 Dec. 2019
    A long time ago, I worked in evangelical Christian Radio, pressing play on recorded screeds from the men like James Dobson and women like Phyllis Schlafly. I had no idea who Phyllis Schlafly was, except an older lady who argued against things I didn't think were so bad. I moved away, both in a religious sense and a political one, from those days, but the Eagle Forum was often on my mind. This short play though, enlightened me, to Ms Schlafly's life in a way that was unexpected, enlightening, horrifying, entertaining, and funny. Highly recommended.
  • Cassandra: A Ghost Story
    21 Jul. 2019
    Haunting and a bit terrifying at times. A clever use of AI and a ghost while remaining wonderfully theatrical
  • Storm Watch
    21 Jul. 2019
    This brilliant short play juxtaposes listening to a storm warning on a weather radio with the real life concerns and fears that we are on the watch for and how we can support people who are constantly on the look, whether it makes sense to us or not.
  • Finding Home
    21 Jul. 2019
    This is a beautiful, sweet musical about a story that very people know about. Recommended!
  • Jesus at 10 (a monologue for youth)
    12 Feb. 2019
    This play is sheer brilliance. A pure bit of writing that brings the audience into what at first appears to be a very sweet moment of a ten year old boy helping in his father's shop and ends in such a beautifully, brilliant way that leaves you thinking. Every part of this play is layered with moments of all the humanity and yet the underlying metaphor. I cannot recommend this play enough. I will sing it's praises.
  • The Kiss
    3 Feb. 2019
    George Sapio is one of the funniest writers that I know. His works constantly make me laugh while challenging me to think. The Kiss is one of the best of his works I've read. Funny, moving, with a timeless and poignant message utilizing the true story of the most famous kiss photographed in history to illustrate the purpose and point of consent AND the cost of war. This should be performed often and everywhere.
  • Chaplin & Keaton on the Set of Limelight
    3 Feb. 2019
    Hollywood loves films about Hollywood, thinking that the rest of the world wants to see what they do. Sometimes these films are successful, sometimes they aren't. I think entertainers like to make entertainment about entertainers, much like chefs like to cook for other chefs. What sets Greg Lam's "Chaplin & Keaton on the set of Limelight" different is that it recognizes this tendency and pokes fun at it. This is a very funny and poignant play about funny people who either want to change the world or make them laugh. I laughed. I cried. I look at things differently. Bravo.
  • Cage (monologue)
    3 Feb. 2019
    Wow. I'm not even sure what to say to this but wow. Jennifer O'Grady has crafted a beautifully sweet tale in two short pages that is also tragic, that reminds us to run. That while we are the captors now, one day we could be the captives. To take care, to be gentle, and loving and playful. A beautiful, wonderful monologue.

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