Recommended by Shelby Seeley

  • DRAWBRIDGE
    17 Aug. 2023
    I had the privilege of seeing this piece performed at the 48th Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival. It was funny, sweet, and the characters draw you in. It's an age old should they or shouldn't they, but the language of this piece and the thesis really soar and hit home. How do you describe, or even feel, a feeling if you don't have the words for it? Is ignorance bliss, or is knowledge power? Truly Mallory's descriptions of feelings without using the word for them was the most outstanding part. A sweet drama worth the read.
  • Jung
    17 Aug. 2023
    I had the privilege of seeing this piece performed at the 48th Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival. It was unique and heartfelt story about two people connecting, or at least trying to. Understanding between generations. Use of language barrier and how it is overcome/utilized is smart and fresh. Excellent title and the theme that goes along with it.
  • He’s The First
    17 Aug. 2023
    I had the privilege of seeing this piece performed at the 48th Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival. This play is FUNNY FUNNY, academic, sweet, and fun to watch. A satisfying will-they-won't-they meet cute that will give you butterflies. Seeing queer, black joy on stage is so needed and important. A strong new voice that I can't wait to see more from.
  • Space Laser, In Space!
    17 Aug. 2023
    I had the privilege of seeing this piece performed at the 48th Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival. This was easily one of my favorites of the festival. It was smart, suspenseful, and hilarious. The story thrusts us into space with a unique setting and high stakes, has well rounded characters, and asks important questions without stopping the flow of the action or urgency of the story. I completely bought it, even as a staged reading. Could go on forever- please read this play and consider producing it!
  • 18
    17 Aug. 2023
    I had the privilege of seeing this piece performed at the 48th Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival. It was outstanding and left me blown away. The poetry cuts to the heart of the characters and their circumstances and heightens the drama. The text drives and soars. Somehow it accomplishes being both tender (about the characters) and razor sharp (about the issue of police brutality and mass incarceration). WATCH THIS PLAYWRIGHT.
  • Freestyle Hand Entry
    17 Aug. 2023
    I had the privilege of seeing this piece performed at the 48th Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival. Seeing Ches grapple with gender at a young age, without having exactly the words or understanding to do so, brought vivid pictures and inspired text to this unique monologue.
  • Loretta's Crematorium Hour
    17 Aug. 2023
    I had the privilege of directing this piece performed at the 48th Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival. A two woman, universal, short play that tackles grief, abandonment, being enough, and the lengths we go to when we are in mourning (sometimes it makes us do crazy things!). It's hilarious, heartfelt, honest, and this is all accomplished in under 15 minutes. I can see a lot of colleges/universities using this piece in their black box/student one act seasons.
  • The Velociraptor's Very Good Day
    17 Aug. 2023
    I had the privilege of seeing this piece performed at the 48th Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival. I still have the songs stuck in my head. It is a surprising, hilarious, sweet story about communication, starring a child with autism. I remember laughing and smiling and gasping while watching the first time, and couldn't wait to bring a friend who had no idea what to expect to see it so I could see their reaction too!
  • Natalie Wood Was Not Puerto Rican
    17 Aug. 2023
    I had the privilege of seeing this piece performed at the 48th Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival. I appreciated the comedy and themes of representation in media. Another reviewer said it best, even in a staged reading format I had an incredible sense of setting and community watching this.
  • A Driving Beat
    23 May. 2023
    heartfelt mother-son relationship that asks questions about identity, race, and family with an ending I didn't see coming!

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