Recommended by Cassie M. Seinuk

  • Virginia Slim With Ten Minutes to Go
    22 May. 2022
    This ten minute play tackles not only funeral awkwardness, but also how the pandemic and seeing family with differing political views during this time can be extremely charged. If you are doing an ensemble 10 minute play festival and need a family drama— include this!
  • Quack
    22 May. 2022
    Still one of my favorite ten minute plays! I love to teach it and introduce it to my students as a non-naturalistic 10mp that follows the rules of a 10mp beautifully while also subverting all the rules. Quack is sweet, sad, funny, and smart.
  • A Quantum Carol
    22 May. 2022
    Saw this as a life Radio play at the Boston Theater Marathon and enjoyed the nerdy sciencey retelling of a classic story. I always appreciate the unexpected from Gabridge.
  • Things You Should Know When Setting up an Ofrenda
    22 May. 2022
    Great ten minute play! I had a chance to see and stage manage at the Boston Theater Marathon and I am still thinking about this one. I love how this play delves into a cultural form of grieving and celebrating the life of one we lost, and it also uses this form to break from typical 10mp naturalism and lean into magical realism.
  • The Kids From the Lake
    22 May. 2022
    A powerful and moving ten minute play. I had the chance to see this at the Boston Theater Marathon. Deirdre has a great way of layering these characters and revealing truths unknown. This is a great play for any festival.
  • Lois Returns
    22 May. 2022
    I got to see and stage managed this at the Boston Theater Marathon and I’m still thinking about how funny and clever this play is. Also this is the right way to do a monologue/solo performance 10 minute play. This legitimately is a 10 minute and not only a long monologue. A great opportunity for a comic actress!
  • Allie
    22 May. 2022
    What a powerful play! Having stage managed and watched it in the BTM it was one of the stand outs. Allie deals with grief and AI. The idea of getting closure after death, a mother searching for an opportunity to apologize to the daughter she blames herself for the death of. Powerful. And a great opportunity for clever staging!
  • Banana Gun
    22 May. 2022
    I saw this play in the Boston Theater Marathon years ago and I still can’t stop thinking about it. This is the kind of 10mp that breaks lots of the tried and true rules of a successful 10mp beautifully! A strong protagonist with a clear want and clear obstacles. The end has a nice turn which leaves the audience asking questions that are real and true to today from a play about guns turning into bananas. One of my favorites to use as a teaching tool.
  • The Lesson (a 1-minute play)
    5 Mar. 2021
    A heartbreaking moment when manhood is brought into question. There is a poignant sadness watching Connor hold Dylan to the standards of "boys don't cry." It makes me think of the lessons, right or wrong, that kids learn and teach each other, and how toxic masculinity is a systemic problem. Now, if you can do that in one minute, imagine 90!
  • Password: 2020 Escape Room (a 1-minute play)
    5 Mar. 2021
    A great brief moment in one of the most difficult years for many encapsulated in an escape room. What I love so much about this play is the whimsy that they could forever be trapped in 2020.

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