Recommended by Adam Richter

  • The Reinhart Beethoven Third Concerto
    8 Feb. 2021
    This is a funny and relatable short comedy about music obsession and the endless quest for perfection. Anton Klimkowsky is a man obsessed with one part of one piece of a recording; while he's obsessed, he's not a caricature. This would be a great play for any 10-minute festival.
    7 Feb. 2021
    Don't you hate it when you go on a cruise and you get stuck in a time loop? Jack Levine's short play explores the gray areas between reality and dreams in a fun and thought-provoking way.
  • Password: 2020 Escape Room [a 1-minute play]
    7 Feb. 2021
    This was way more fun than escape rooms are in real life, and the ending was perfect. Yet another brilliant one-minute play by Steven Martin.
  • The Artist Formerly Known as T
    3 Feb. 2021
    Shakespeare was wrong: What's in a name does matter, as DC Cathro shows so brilliantly in this short and funny satire. A comic take on the power of identity and further proof of the maxim that Everything Trump Touches Dies — even rappers' names.
  • Masking Our Blackness
    3 Feb. 2021
    A brilliant and disturbing satire of racism and how white privilege can mask our worst instincts and intentions. This is an important play that can and should be produced everywhere.
  • And the Wisdom to Know the Difference
    2 Feb. 2021
    Alcoholism is well-worn territory for writer but Philip Middleton Williams covers new ground in this powerful drama. The relationship between father and son is touching and goes in a direction that is both surprising and completely satisfying.
  • Punxsutawney Phil is Sick of This Shit: a monologue for a pissed off deity
    2 Feb. 2021
    A sharp, biting (ahem) commentary on the environment and human rituals that involve the deification of rodents. Phil deserves better treatment than what he's gotten over the years, and this monologue is a brilliant satire and incisive indictment of the human race. Well done! I would love to see this on stage.
    1 Feb. 2021
    On a general note, I love how Jack Levine makes space in his plays for older actors. In "Skateboards and Blueberry Pancakes," he shows that age may be just a number, but at some point in life it's an important one. Nothing turns out quite the way you expect it to, and that's what makes this play so fun.
  • The Furniture Store
    1 Feb. 2021
    A delightfully wacky and sharp absurdist comedy that takes aim at our need to consume things (even bouncy things). This would be a hoot to produce and would be a great addition to any 10-minute play festival.
    30 Jan. 2021
    A concise, disturbing look at the corrosiveness of online life.