Recommended by Mildred Inez Lewis

  • Madeleines
    27 Jun. 2022
    Madeleines proves that writing can be warm and incisive at the same time. Lovely to listen to.
  • 38 Cookies, 39 Reasons
    28 Sep. 2021
    Empathy and craft meet in this wonderful. truthful play. It speaks to something larger than eating disorders. It has something to say about the American soul.
    6 Jun. 2021
    Powerful revenge piece with elements of wit and genre bending.
  • Icebox Placenta (a monologue for women)
    6 Jun. 2021
    The character's inability to let go of the placenta or bury it, after all there are many, many parks in NYC. So touching. Love the way it shesd light on how we relate to our bodies and birth. Lovely.
  • You Have Earned Bonus Stars
    20 Apr. 2021
    Danielle's quest is deeply engaging and hits all the right notes. This is not a dark comedy that exploits its subject. It ennobles the characters and its audience. Simply amazing writing and more than that compassion for humanity and its plights.
    1 Apr. 2021
    I started laughing from the title page - "as told by Big Foot." Smart, funny writing, but a concept right up there with Grendel, the retelling of the Beowulf's story from the monster's point of view.

    When Lonny says, "Me not see that. "Me not read script." I howled with laughter, then memories hit and I said "ouch", then I laughed again.

    Recommend highly!
  • For Richard, for Poorer
    19 Feb. 2021
    What a lovely ride. You're not a militant vegetarian. The wondrous, yet clueless Aunt Betty. Wedding jitters and fun wrapped around deep feeling and commitment. Richard and Eddie are going to make it.
    13 Oct. 2020
    What a fun, lively group of women are represented in these monologues. Really touched by Ripper Girl who is sharp and funny, but still tender. Deals with stereotypes like the beauty queen - Miss Georgia Peach, but deconstructs them to reveal heart and intelligence. Forces us to abandon our own blind spots without losing a sense of humor.
  • The Apology
    19 Aug. 2020
    Love the sharply observed behavior here. The dance they do at the beginning before they get down to the real issues is wonderful. Also true to life, the way we can remember every detail of a closely held slight even years later. The end is sad, but totally justified.
  • The Night Witches
    18 May. 2020
    Nina and Vera are very fresh ways of imagining female characters. This couldn't be more relevant because of everything we living through. It is also beautifully and lyrically written.