Recommended by Adam Richter

  • Between the Surf and the Stars (a monologue)
    22 Sep. 2020
    What I love about this monologue are the pacing— Scott is such an expert at telling the audience slightly less than they need to know, then revealing more a little bit at a time, pulling them along on the journey — and the way that not one but two characters are fully realized by the last page. This is a vivid, compelling meditation on survival and love.
  • GRANNY LOLA: A MONOLOGUE
    12 Sep. 2020
    What a heartbreaker! All Granny Lola wants to do is hit the casino. This is a wonderful monologue about motherhood, guilt, duty and the job of helping our kids that never ever seems to end. Asher Wyndham brings us into Lola's world and in his lively, spirited way lets us see her, warts and all. Fantastic.
  • Bodega Bay
    9 Sep. 2020
    This is a fast-moving play with sharp dialogue and a well-crafted plot. I won't give away the ending, except to say that it is heartbreaking and at the same time somewhat hopeful. At the end of two acts I wanted more.
  • ZOEY: A HIGH SCHOOL MONOLOGUE (IN THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE)
    7 Sep. 2020
    Asher Wyndham is a master of the monologue, and Zoey is further proof. This five-page monologue pokes at the double standard of dress codes, particularly in schools, while showing us how complicated it is for a teenager to hang on to their identity and simultaneously hew to seemingly arbitrary school rules. Wonderfully effective.
  • Batman Vs. The Person Stealing Out of the Work Fridge
    7 Sep. 2020
    I laughed out loud throughout this workplace comedy of Batman well past his prime and now running things at Wayne Enterprises. Hageman has fun skewering the comic-book superhero mythos while making Batman both comical and pitiable.
  • I'll Find My Soul as I Go Home
    23 Aug. 2020
    A wonderful short play that reminds us that no two people see a relationship the same way. Scott, as he often does, mixes delightful comedic moments with serious heartbreak in this delightful story.
  • CAKE (A Zoom Play)
    8 Aug. 2020
    This was such a fun play to read and would be a fun play to produce. The characters are well developed and the story moves briskly with every line. And now Julie makes me worry that I'm not paranoid enough about coronavirus. Success on every level!
  • Zoloft Tango
    15 Jul. 2020
    Who among us hasn't wished we could take drugs at work? This play is a fun satire on office life, modern medicine and relationships. It had multiple laugh-out-loud moments just from reading. Onstage, it would be even funnier. Well done.
  • Dirt
    11 May. 2020
    The play starts out as a meditation on mortality and relationships, then quickly takes a shocking turn (which I won't describe here). The twist is masterful and David's ultimate objective, when finally revealed, made it a delight to read.
  • Talking to Myself
    24 Mar. 2020
    If you could meet your future -- or your past -- self, you would probably be dissatisfied. Cameron Houg's short play is a wonderful, profound and moving reflection on what that moment would be like. It's a gentle reminder that we don't see the past or the future with any real clarity.

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