Recommended by Stephanie Alison Walker

  • BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!)
    20 Apr. 2015
    From the very beginning, BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!) has me leaning in and excited for the story Jami has to tell. These women are so compelling and delicious to watch. What I most appreciate that is on full display here is Jami's talent to mine the common tragedy for humor. It's such a powerful take on the women experience and though it is set in the sixties, it is tragically relatable today.
  • The Gun Show
    9 Apr. 2015
    Raw and unsettling in the very best way. This play is deeply effecting and incredibly powerful. In The Gun Show, Ellen bravely shares five true gun stories from her life as a way to reclaim the conversation about guns that has been hijacked by the extremes. This piece is fierce and human and punctuated with Ellen's humor… it should be produced everywhere. Not only is it an incredible vehicle for a strong actor, our country needs it.
  • Henry and the Hippocampus
    9 Apr. 2015
    Henry and the Hippocampus is a play that stimulates the mind and squeezes the heart. Polak takes us inside Henry's brain in an attempt to experience what it's like to be incapable of creating new memories and the result is heartbreaking. I so appreciate the beauty of the language and the rich characterization of these people who end up caught in and around Henry's mind. The play illuminates the intense power and importance that memory plays in our lives and the ache that arises in its absence.

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