Recommended by Jan Probst

  • Death Bites
    21 Feb. 2023
    Death Bites is a smart, savvy take on that edge between life and death. Metz tackles a challenging subject with comedic ease and delivers a play that will make you laugh out loud with such preposterous deathbed choices. What would you choose?
  • Sitting and Talking: a Play for Zoom
    19 Feb. 2023
    A beautifully haunting play about love, loss and the everyday risk of being human. Insightful portrayal of two older adults caught in circumstances they cannot control. Perfect zoom play. And I do mean perfect.
  • Aunt Nellie's Two Cents Worth
    4 Feb. 2023
    With "Aunt Nellie's Two Cents Worth," Baker has captured the very essence of a particular fear - and the prejudice it engenders - that embedded itself in rural Indiana. Aunt Nellie's life story give her a different perspective, which she does not hesitate to share. A delightful play, sprinkled with Hoosier wisdom and laced with universal truths.
  • The Way Station
    29 Aug. 2022
    What crosses your mind when time suddenly stops and you are stranded? What lengths would you go to in order to escape? Who really is in charge anyway? The slow reveal of information is delicious, and the ending well-earned, as three very different characters face off in this intriguing little play.
  • From the Top
    29 Aug. 2022
    This astute little gem of a play was an absolute delight to read. Numerous comedic moments fold right into tender ones that somehow still manage to survive in this very funny, exquisitely well-crafted play. The shift in perspective from act to act was both simple and complex and would be a joy for any director to stage, any actor to embrace. Highly recommend!
    29 Aug. 2022
    A tender, engaging play about love and family: the mistakes we make, the fear that holds us back, the surprising ways we find to move forward. Beautiful dialogue and five quirky characters fill the page and the stage.
  • All Together Now
    29 Aug. 2022
    This wise and wonderful play is a story about family. How we create it, sustain it, allow it to grow and change (or not). Using his trademark masterful dialogue, Williams reveals just enough of the story of one teenager's surprise entry into the well-honed life of his father - and the complications that entails - to leave you wanting more. And there is more! Enjoy immersing yourself in the world of All Together Now, one of four plays about family.
  • Grand Dragon in Power (Excerpt)
    17 Aug. 2022
    An absolutely chilling tale deftly told via characters who ring true to the era. Knowing this story is based on true events sadly underscores its relevance to the socio-political climate of today. Baker is a master at dialogue that sets each character apart and yet brings them together in a sense of time and place. I felt the fear and the power of each moment just reading the play. Imagine what could happen when this excellent work is fully staged.
  • Sundown Town
    1 Jul. 2022
    This beautifully nuanced story underscores the connection between two young men trying to find their way in a country that continually threatens their very existence. The heartbreaking and tragically relevant history of a Sundown Town is all too real for these young black men, failed by the very institutions that should offer refuge and support. This play needs to be staged.
  • If nobody does remarkable things
    1 Jul. 2022
    A beautifully constructed play, that confronts the climate crisis head on as it underscores the fallibility of the humans who try to save this precious planet. The characters are wonderfully complex, and through them Gibson does not present any easy answers, but offers conflict that is as much internal as external. This play leaves an uncomfortable question on the table: must the child sacrifice the parent to the cause?