Recommended by John Busser

  • Two Monologues, a Sandwich and a Floyd-Priskorn
    31 Mar. 2024
    A wise man once said "I don't care if everyone gets my stuff. I just care that the RIGHT people get it." And this play may be the most "inside baseball" thing I've read in a good long while, and I actually think I got it! So if nothing else, I recommend this play on the basis that I got it! And I like peanut butter sandwiches too. So... win/win. Thanks for the fun read Christopher.
  • 28 Brains Later - A 5-Minute Play
    31 Mar. 2024
    I love Deb Cole's writing. Even as something as silly as a zombie writing challenge teaches you a valuable lesson. Although I think I learned the wrong one.

    I've been eating like there's no tomorrow.

    Even the zombies she writes are smarter than I am...
  • Time in a Bottle
    31 Mar. 2024
    Wow! For a seemingly whimsical premise, that was surprisingly touching. George learns a few things about himself and how he's spent his time on Earth. And learns to appreciate it for than he had. Especially after a particular drink. Brent Alles has crafted a thought-provoking play here that I think would be a wonderful addition to any festival. Thanks Brent!
  • Words of Royals
    31 Mar. 2024
    A terrific implementation of a limited word count, with the added handicap of letting those 30 words be randomly generated. Rachel Feeny-Williams never ceases to amaze with her imagination and skill at wordplay. More playwrights should take chances like she does.
  • Perseus and the Pretty Purple Pickles (co-written with Steven G. Martin)
    31 Mar. 2024
    Well wasn't that charming as all get out! A wonderful short play for young actors that, frankly makes me jealous I can't play one of those parts (I would kick butt as Mr. Manticore). It's got style, it's got wordplay and most important, it's got pickles! Purple Pickles!

    Oh, and a lesson about sharing, that too.
  • Perseus and the Pretty Purple Pickles: A short play for young audiences [co-written with DC Cathro]
    31 Mar. 2024
    Well wasn't that charming as all get out! A wonderful short play for young actors that, frankly makes me jealous I can't play one of those parts (I would kick butt as Mr. Manticore). It's got style, it's got wordplay and most important, it's got pickles! Purple Pickles!

    Oh, and a lesson about sharing, that too.
  • HOMER
    31 Mar. 2024
    Lack of empathy is a bigger killer than any physical injury. Stephanie Alison Walker perfectly illustrates this with a tale of 2 characters finding the perfect spot until a third shows up in dire straits and a decision needs to be made. To help or hoard? THAT is the question here. And by presenting the characters as... different than you think at first, it presents an interesting test of empathy on the part of the audience as well. Some will want to reach out and others, they might not even be bothered to drop a little extra popcorn.
  • Brains
    31 Mar. 2024
    Yeah, I wondered that too. Thanks for that illuminating answer Evan. And I'm quitting Netflix first thing after the dead start to rise.
  • Luck of the Draw
    31 Mar. 2024
    An interesting, if not terrifying concept, that the government could enforce arranged marriages on people who have no interest in each other. While it's not unheard of, the prospect for disaster seems SO much higher than those who enter into it willingly. Brenton Kniess at least shows us that, while the idea is a rocky road indeed, there's always a chance that love will find a smoother way. Hope can still shine on the gloomiest of days. Thanks for giving us a happily ever after Brenton.
  • Haunt
    31 Mar. 2024
    I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop in this horror thriller by Collin Smith, and boy, does it ever. But not, I'm happy to say, it quite the way I (and the characters) thought it would. There's a fine line between entertainment and torture (ask any Christian or lion) and here we see the idea of an immersive experience taken to it's bloody end. The list of possible "interactions" allowed here is pretty horrendous, but, and Stewart here points out, that's what you signed up for. So get ready, ticket buyers. The show is about to begin.

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