Recommended by Patrick Gabridge

  • To Serve the Hive
    11 Mar. 2024
    Just saw a production of this in Northampton, MA. What a smart play, one that's often funny, sometimes strange, and keeps probing and probing at structures of power and what we're told, what we'll believe, and how much damage we can do to our whole world at someone else's behest. Unsettling in the best possible way.
  • That Must Be the Entrance to Heaven or, The Dawn Behind the Black Hole
    13 Nov. 2022
    What a powerful piece! Boxing is a sport with inherently high stakes, but Franky has found a way to make them even higher, while also giving each of the men such soul, so much love, as well as doubt. It's a beautiful and moving play. Would very much like to see this one fully staged someday.
  • Born With Teeth
    13 Nov. 2022
    Wow. Talk about a play that lights a fuze and just keeps on burning until the final moment. The pace and intensity must just leave the audience breathless. It seems like such a no-brainer choice for a season--two-hander, easy to cast, fun and witty and dark and dangerous, all at once.
  • Allie
    2 May. 2022
    Just saw this at the Boston Theater Marathon, and this script really knocked me out. Carefully constructed, pushing not too far ahead from where we are now technologically (and very simple to stage), it's a moving look at the lengths we'll go for emotional closure after trauma. Really terrific piece.
  • Breaking the Shakespeare Code
    30 Aug. 2021
    This play absolutely flies off the page--the dialogue is so sharp, and the intensity of their emotional and intellect pulls us forward so forcefully. And through it all, there's this growing sense of connection and danger, sort of like a fencing match between two well-matched opponents (though one likes to think he's the superior fencer). We want the magnetic pull to keep pulling. Feels like this play should be done often.
  • Science Friction; or, The Rapid Deconstruction of a Rational Mind
    26 Aug. 2021
    Oh, just heard a reading of this from Tiny Theatre, and what an absolute delight. I love all the call outs to our favorite sci-fi touchpoints, with so much fun energy. And l love the ending!
  • This Year
    7 Jul. 2021
    Saw this one online at Tiny Theatre, and what fun! Love that this is a comedy that blends workplace, zombie, and traffic humor all into one. And it's hard to fight the logic that at some point in 2020-2021, zombies really did seem like the next logical progression. This is a really clever, tight play.
  • Brikelak
    7 Jul. 2021
    Just saw this online at Tiny Theatre, and such a smart piece. I love how it builds a world where "people" are able to connect, but that connection doesn't trump all needs or instincts. Highly recommend this little gem.
  • Two Socks Discuss Loss
    25 Apr. 2021
    This is one of my favorite short plays, ever. I remember seeing it at the Boston Theater Marathon (years ago), and was blown away by the simplicity and emotion of it. I've used this many times in class.
  • Your Favorite
    19 Mar. 2021
    This was an absolute delight and kept me laughing out loud as I read it. And I love the gentle arc and twist to it, as their conversation actually turns away from small-talk/obstruction, to something even meaningful and fun.