Recommended by Cassie M. Seinuk

  • The Magic Car
    26 May. 2020
    A beautiful slow burn of a play. This play captures the nostalgia of reminiscing with an aging parent while maintaining present day tension and action. Ultimately leaving me understanding both characters wants and what is at stake for this simple yet super challenging moment. Lisa is a master at developing complex relationships in just a few pages.
  • Second Look (10 minute excerpt of SEEING EYE)
    3 May. 2020
    What I like about this play is that there is a real sense of humanity here, in both Robbie and Jason. We are not made to pity Jason because of his disability, and like Robbie, we are surprised but not judgmental. This makes me yearn to see more of their relationship and how and where the ways they "see" the world conflict (which is great but it makes me excited to read the full-length). This play would be a great addition to any 10 minute play festival.
  • Hope
    26 Apr. 2020
    I remember this piece from the Boston 2020 One Minute Play Festival, it stood out to me amongst the plethora of faced paced short plays. Now reading on the page, in this time in our world, I find the play even more potent, hopeful, and eloquent. When a 1 minute play makes you feel this much, you know it's exceptional.
  • The Bull
    23 Apr. 2020
    The image of seeing a deer in a backyard and reading the news weave in so brilliantly in this play. What first seems to be a miscommunication between a couple turns into a metaphor and the angst underneath the news, politics and the world we are currently in. The Bull builds beautifully. So glad I got to watch this intense play during the Boston Theatre Marathon Zoom edition.
  • Godspeed (a YA monologue)
    16 Apr. 2020
    Beautiful monologue for a young person perfect for this day and age. I was surprised at the environmental theatre message within this play, as it was a under embellished moment in the play, and yet powerful in its simplicity. I can see this being produced in this distance and digital era, but also on the stage and for auditions. Kudos.
  • Unspoken
    8 Aug. 2019
    Sarah tells an important story of abuse and family in this play. It weaves between past and present setting up the intense relationship between the Cate and her family's denial. This play has a lot packed into 50 minutes, I love to see it longer and even more fleshed out. This family has a specific voice in our time right now in light of the "me too" era and should grace the stages of those who want to dive into this problem!
  • Allie In Wonderland
    23 Jul. 2019
    This is a fantastic play for young actors and audiences. It gives clever meaty roles to young folks, characters that you can love and hate, and then switch! It also connects an old story we think we all know, to the modern world we live in and how that color can change the way we see imagination.
  • ZOMBIE TEEN: A HALLOWEEN MONOLOGUE
    11 Jul. 2019
    Clever little play that I could totally see in a Halloween themed festival. Really funny for a young comic actor. There is also potential for this play to sink into the deeper meanings of how teens treat/mistreat their parents.
  • DINO KID: A MONOLOGUE WITH T-REX, STEGOSAURUS, BRONTOSAURUS, TRICERATOPS AND A FEW OTHER DINOSAURS
    27 Jun. 2019
    A sad reminder about the truths of bullying and how it can get ingrained in a child's imagination. I also love the clever use of handwriting in this piece.
  • CURBED
    26 Jun. 2019
    Oooh! What an intense look at how two people (in this case a man and a woman) see the same moment. This brought me back to days waiting alone at bus stops and the fear that that can bring up in a woman. Timely play in the #metoo era.

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