Recommended by Adam Richter

  • Can You Hear Me Now?
    27 Nov. 2023
    This is a hilarious take on that seminal moment in American lore, as MOREY NORKIN gives us the Bell-Watson conversation then takes it in a wild and unexpected direction. Brilliant parody and razor-sharp satire — two reasons this play should be produced. Bravo!
  • The Adventures of Pat the Exterminator: Pests
    25 Nov. 2023
    I am SOOO happy to see Pat The Exterminator make an appearance in this play! Christopher Soucy brilliantly skewers — impales? — vampire tropes with every line. Audiences will feast on this terrific play any time of year.
  • Gobbler
    23 Nov. 2023
    We should all face our mortality with the grace and clarity of Gobbler, who, having been spared the ax, wants to LIVE, not merely exist. Matthew Weaver has written a funny and thoughtful play about Thanksgiving, life and the legacy we leave behind. I would love to see this performed.

    It's a perfect holiday short, despite what Spumoni thinks about "icy fingers of death."
  • The March Of I'ds (a one minute play)
    22 Nov. 2023
    A brilliant 1-minute play that runs the course of an entire relationship (or does it?) in 60 seconds. This was great fun.
  • Alone?
    22 Nov. 2023
    I fear that anything I say about the plot will give too much away, and that would be an injustice to this compelling, powerful short play. It's a mind-bender of a two-hander that will keep audiences rapt with attention — as I was just reading it on the page. The pacing, characters and plot are expertly executed. I loved it and would love to see it performed.
    21 Nov. 2023
    Whatever ride you think you're going to take with this monologue, you're wrong. Charles Scott Jones gives us a solo piece that is unlike any I've ever read, and I was hooked from the start. An actor would have a field day with this piece, and so would audiences.
  • France is Bacon
    19 Nov. 2023
    "France Is Bacon" is a funny, moving portrayal of a girl managing grief and a father trying his best to be the parent he thinks she needs. The tension between these two makes for a compelling play with tender moments that are never forced. Bravo!
  • We Were Happy
    19 Nov. 2023
    "We Were Happy" is a funny, snappy and poignant look at memory, siblings and the true nature of what we think of as "the good old days." Jennifer O'Grady imbues these women with charm, wit and wisdom that make them a delight for actresses to play. I had the pleasure of attending a reading of "We Were Happy" and would love to see a full production.
  • like their lives depend on it
    12 Nov. 2023
    Reading this play, it's easy to think, "This is a horrifying scenario." But, looking around at the real world, the shooter's motives make much more rational sense. I love the depth of this play and the sense of frustration that the shooter — who may or may not be the antagonist — feels.

    Violence is not the answer, and murder is wrong.

    But it takes no great leap to see why the shooter sees his actions as rational. Nothing else has worked.

    This is a brilliant, thought-provoking play that will linger with audiences long after the lights go down.
  • Midnight Nibble
    12 Nov. 2023
    The suspense paired with DOT's down-home Midwestern folksy charm (she may not be Midwestern; in my mind's eye, that's how I saw her) makes "Midnight Nibble" a delicious snack for audiences and actors. The power dynamics that go on here are enormously fun to watch, and I'm sure they'd be a hoot to perform. Bravo!