Recommended by John Busser

  • The Unfortunate Teller
    25 Nov. 2019
    HA! What a fun little 10 minute play. Dunne's writing is fast-paced and witty. Watching the wheels turn in the Faux-Fortune Teller's mind trying to come up with a plausible explanation for a tarot reading is comic gold. I could DEFINITELY foresee (see what I did there?) this in any 10 minute play festival.
  • PERMISSION
    22 Nov. 2019
    I never saw the ending coming, and actually went back and reread this two more times just to analyze how this mother/daughter conversation changed from an everyday one to something deeper and more disturbing. The play's title takes on an added resonance once the real reason for this conversation comes out. This is a winner.
  • Three Hours Until Departure
    20 Nov. 2019
    I got jittery just reading this piece. Gacinski captures an all too familiar scenario here. Like a gambler hoping for the one lucky hand, his character Luis is putting all his hopes on a risky (in more ways than one) plan to smuggle drugs to pay off crippling debt. The final image left for the audience is both a sad reminder of Luis’ plight and a probable indicator that he’s going to be caught. Powerful stuff.
  • 86 Jake (Short play)
    20 Nov. 2019
    I HIGHLY recommend this lightning-fast 10 minute play. I'm a sucker for absurdist little stories like this and loved the resolution of it. I laughed my ass off a few times reading this. And c'mon, we all know the customer isn't always right, even though in this case, she is.
  • The Devil Exclusive
    6 Nov. 2019
    I loved this piece and what it had to say about our nature. Witty and engaging, Dunne's script would be a welcome addition to a short play festival that proves you don't need spectacle to sell a play, just a smart idea, told simply. I'd love to see this produced.
  • Hitchers
    25 Oct. 2019
    This play made me laugh from page 1. Hilarious! The biggest compliment I can give it is that I'm envious I didn't think of it. It's short, funny as hell and should be seen by everyone.
  • Language Barrier
    25 Oct. 2019
    I was moved and saddened watching the disintegration of the two main character's friendship, caused by the immovable position we tend to take when meeting an opposing point of view. Ade's characters seemed all too real and I loved the fact that the focus of their rift, the younger student, never tells you which avenue she would pursue. Well worth the time and effort to produce this for the stage.
  • The Roast
    23 Oct. 2019
    I actually muttered "Whoa!" at the end of this. I did NOT see that coming. Either put this as the first piece of a shorts festival to let people know they are in for an interesting evening, or last as a perfect capper to it.
  • ME DIRECT
    23 Oct. 2019
    I loved this. An odd idea carried out perfectly. "The rabbit is literally chewing the scenery." made me burst out laughing. Fun to read and I'd bet, fun to perform. Well done Rachel.
  • Scripted (a ten minute play)
    15 Oct. 2019
    A wonderful little 10 minute play that reminds you, no matter how much you plan, no matter how repetitive your days, you can always change what's about to happen. Levine never fails to entertain.

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