Recommended by Stephen Kaplan

  • MISSED CONNECTIONS
    22 Feb. 2020
    A sweet and funny play about how hard it can be to find someone to date. Charming and delightful as we root for both of these lovable characters.
  • The Home for Retired Canadian Girlfriends
    8 Feb. 2020
    A totally clever and hysterical play. Bright and breezy but with something to say as well. Bavoso creates a whole world and, even in its short length, finds ways to constantly surprise and delight the audience. A really enjoyable play.
  • Johnny 10 Beers' Daughter
    7 Feb. 2020
    A haunting and beautiful piece that addresses war in a way I've never seen discussed. The subtlety and simplicity of the dialogue masterfully captures the hidden depths in the play's father-daughter relationship. A story that stays with me long after reading it.
  • Smoke and Mirrors
    5 Feb. 2020
    A fascinating examination of euthanasia and all of its multifaceted complications. Frandsen humanizes the issue and focuses in on how grief impacts everyone involved.
  • Light Switch
    13 Jan. 2020
    A beautiful and heartbreaking piece that deserves to be produced. Osmundsen has written gorgeously crafted and truthful characters who are terrifically specific and unique. While doing this he also manages to create an incredibly accessible and universal story that penetrates the heart. I've never seen a character like Henry portrayed on stage before and Osmundsen treats him and his situation with such respect and tenderness and brutal honesty. From start to finish a lovely and resonant piece that I can't wait to see performed.
  • BEST LAID PLAN(t)S
    8 Jan. 2020
    A delightful mix of rom-com with the absurdity of talking plants - and all the pieces fit beautifully together. With completely relatable and recognizable characters (that actors would love to play) Hoke masterfully combines seemingly disparate genres and creates a moving, funny, and fully human story (including the plants!) that would work on any stage with any audience.
  • MLM is for Murder (Or, Your Side Hustle is Killing Us)
    24 Dec. 2019
    Bavoso captures our fascination with true crime podcasts and why killers may do the things they do while satirically skewering the high stakes world of direct sales (or MLM). But he's up to something deeper as he shows us how we can all find ourselves stuck in a world where work can quickly overwhelm our life. Dark and also very funny.
  • Call My Dead Wife
    12 Dec. 2019
    What a joy to read a simply entertaining and buoyant piece with delightful characters while being fully set in a mortuary! Juicy parts for actors to explore and a play that an audience would fully enjoy.
  • Babel
    9 Dec. 2019
    Provocative and very scarily possible to imagine the events Goldfinger writes about occurring. The play brings into question our ever-growing desire to create a perfect society and what would happen if we actually could. Told with a dark but simultaneously comedic and sympathetic tone, this play pushes all the right buttons.
  • MISFIT, AMERICA
    30 Nov. 2019
    What a gorgeous piece of work. An epic and beautiful play that incorporates magic realism alongside the mythos of the American West and mixes the poetic with the profane and surprises with every turn. Diaz-Marcano highlights characters that are seldom seen on stage and they are so so welcome here. I loved getting to spend time with each and every one of them.

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