Recommended by Karen Ruetz

  • Santa's Dolphins
    18 Mar. 2022
    Patrick manages to pack a lot into a short and very funny play! Some serious topics done in a hilarious way. Great fun for a short play festival any time of year!
  • Slaying Holofernes
    4 Jan. 2022
    What a powerful play! Two women from different times, grappling with similar experiences, their stories overlapping in a poignant and unforgettable way. Highly recommend!
    4 Jan. 2022
    A short, but touching play about immigrants coming to America. Three men find connection with each other, though each comes to America from a different place and time. Relevant as a capsule of today's world. A great selection for a short play festival.
    15 Dec. 2021
    Hazouri creates two intriguing characters in this short, two-person scene. Very New York and great opportunities for two actors to have fun with their roles. Would be a fun addition to a short play festival.
  • Clara the Christmas Tree Angel (ten-minute play)
    23 Nov. 2021
    What a sweet Christmas story! Enid Cokinos creates a heart-warming Christmas story from a different perspective and one that is sure to perk up your Christmas spirit. Two wonderful characters who will give actors so much to play with, this little gem is perfect for a night of short Christmas plays.
  • A Complicated Hope
    18 May. 2021
    A Complicated Hope is a delightful exploration of characters facing a complicated situation and dealing with the loss of a mutual loved one. The characters are well thought out and delicately developed by John Mabey. While the subject matter could have been heavy handed, the playwright brings a sensitive touch to a difficult situation. A wonderful play!
  • Echoes of a Hollow Body
    1 Apr. 2021
    DeCarlo creates a haunting tale about two women stuck in time, and stuck in their lives because of a past loss. Both Gerry and her granddaughter, Winnie, are strong and complicated female characters. The audience will want to see Doug, ever hopeful, succeed in helping both Winnie and Gerry move forward with their lives. Doug and Winnie are both tram operators, and this monotonous job performed on stage while the scene is ongoing, is the perfect metaphor for the lives these characters lead. Toss in some eerie sound effects and visuals, and the end result is compelling and magical.
    14 Jul. 2020
    Ripe with Louisiana flavor, Wake Me When It's Over, is a delightful reminiscence of three sisters as they gather to plan their mother's funeral. Each sister's memories have a different seasoning and the three come together to create delightful dish of love for the woman who raised them. Excellent roles for women.
  • Ada and the Engine
    13 May. 2020
    Ada and the Engine is a complex and beautifully written play that weaves dramatic moments, compelling characters and mathematics into an artistic tapestry that is mesmerizing to read, and will be a performance to remember. Ada Byron Lovelace has a small part in history, but her story is so emotional and beautiful. The other characters are deep and well-written and will give actors a lot to play with. A beautiful piece of art!
  • Living Room
    19 Apr. 2020
    Living Room is a smartly written love story with an extremely creative staging concept. Ms. Lowe's piece weaves the stories of her delightful characters as they struggle to discover how they all relate to each other in newly blended families. And the staging is the perfect metaphor for the overlap of these complicated family dynamics.