Recommended by Marj O'Neill-Butler

  • Ellie vs. the Dragon
    24 Jan. 2022
    I recommended this play to a friend after I read it. It's a lovely and simple tale about being afraid and hating what you don't know. And all it takes is a little listening and understanding. Perfect short play for elementary students. And there's a Dragon!
  • Love Me, Love My Work
    22 Jan. 2022
    What happens when a character starts to axe the others in a play? In this campy, very smart piece, you'll find out.
  • STEALING A KISS
    22 Jan. 2022
    A sweet two-hander about an older couple who meet at a bus stop. This will be a hit on the festival circuit. And Harvey is a real smoothy. Sue is a lucky gal. No dating sites for them.
  • LIARS ANONYMOUS
    22 Jan. 2022
    I tell no lie. This is a fun two hander. Charlotte and Max just can't help themselves. Fun references from other mediums. This short play is a lark.
  • Joey Age 8
    20 Jan. 2022
    I have read all four of the Joey plays and my heart hurts. Bravo to Joe Swenson for telling the tale of his life in these short plays. Thank heavens for his imaginary friend.
  • A Bubbe's Gift
    20 Jan. 2022
    The connection between the grandmother and granddaughter is so beautiful. With every word, I could picture the two of them. There's a wig and it symbolizes so much. I am ever hopeful for Bubbe.
  • Mixed Signals
    20 Jan. 2022
    This five minute two hander had me emotionally involved from the top. The pain of Katherine not being out to her family is palpable. In contrast, Aurelia has a mother who flies a rainbow flag. Even at five pages, you want so much to have them connect and be able to move on. A lovely piece.
  • Just A Local
    15 Jan. 2022
    Oh the telling of tales once the summer is over. Is there just an ounce of jealousy about the summer residents. If secrets get told... This is a short and to the point monologue about one man left when the rich go home.
  • The Shirt
    8 Jan. 2022
    A sweet short play about two siblings arguing about appropriate dress for their mother’s funeral. Wasn’t sure where it was going and loved the surprise turn about at the end.
  • Vinterlys
    30 Dec. 2021
    This is a mysterious piece of writing...now I want to know more. What happens to Samantha and Akuma now. Vinterlys, the theme of this piece, didn't turn out the way I thought it might. Very entertaining play leaving us with a lot of questions.

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