Recommended by Cassie M. Seinuk

  • Graveyard Shift
    18 Jul. 2022
    This is a funny and light 10-minute play that I thoroughly enjoyed at the Boston Theater Marathon. It owned its campiness and leaned into that humor/horror genre in a clever way. Both characters had clear and distinct wants that can often time be forgotten in a premise driven campy 10 minutes, but they were pivotal and crucial here! I enjoyed the twist that the two women knew each other. Anyone doing a Halloween festival, choose this one!
  • Playing Chopsticks
    18 Jul. 2022
    This play deals with the way people stereotype race and ethnicity in a smart and balanced way. I got to see it in the Boston Theater Marathon, as the play got into it I could tell that Audrey was stuck between wanting work and also wanting to not be type-cast as a token Asian for this man's business. On the flip side, the waiter character which could seem superfluous at first was actually an important counterpoint to Audrey as being "too American" and not authentic enough. Smart play.
  • Poise, a 10-minute play
    18 Jul. 2022
    What a slam dunk of a 10-minute that touches on a political hot button with clear stakes and wants/needs from each character. The woman is so unlikeable, but despite that, I was so drawn in by her use of tactics. This play packs a punch.
  • Leslie and Milton
    18 Jul. 2022
    What a stunning and poignant play. I saw this play at the Boston Theater Marathon and it stuck with me. There is beauty in the way Leslie cares for her father despite the obvious tension and frustration she has with him. The waiting room is a great location for a ten-minute play as it's charged by the waiting and also in public. Their time there is also finite which adds to the stakes for Leslie. Smart play. Great for a play festival!
  • 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!

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