Recommended by John Busser

  • God Forbid (a three minute play)
    25 Sep. 2019
    In a short 3 pages, Mark Harvey Levine, spirals you down the rabbit hole of the ridiculous circular arguments that gun owners tell themselves, perfectly pointing out why any sort of sane gun control in this country is completely beyond our reach. God forbid we should try... so to speak.
  • DARK MATTER- A TEN MINUTE SCI-FI PLAY
    25 Sep. 2019
    I loved the slow build up throughout the piece. Loftus has created a fun little "Body-Snatchers" style play that has a great payoff at the end. Creepy and smile-inducing at the same time.
  • Kafka in an Above Ground Pool
    24 Sep. 2019
    As weird and entertaining as the title sounds. I don't know what kind of cough syrup Ms. Schilling was taking before writing this, but I want some! I loved it and would like to see someone produce this.
  • Becky's Xmas Wish
    24 Sep. 2019
    I laughed out loud multiple times reading this. Right up my alley, and will be for anyone with a dark sense of humor. A perfect 10 minute play!
  • I'm Just a Kid
    24 Sep. 2019
    This monologue hits fast but lingers with you. In a way, this points out we're all somewhat guilty here. We may not have ever pulled a trigger, but we've all done something akin to what the boy points out. By excluding people, we deny their existence. And this is a result. Powerful.
  • Santa Doesn't Come to the Holiday Inn
    23 Sep. 2019
    A wistful reminder that Santa can still come on Christmas but that doesn't mean he comes for everyone. I liked the realism portrayed here but was sad for the couple. Messy, but heartfelt. Would love to see this produced.
  • Got a Light?
    23 Sep. 2019
    What a fun little read! The biggest compliment I can give it, is that I wished I'd had this idea.
  • /ärt/
    20 Sep. 2019
    Having taught an art class for a short time, I was rolling on the floor laughing at Steven Martin's 10 minute masterpiece. Nothing could be more dead on when judging art, and the absolute silliness of pretending to be objective about it.
  • How to be a Respectable Junkie
    20 Sep. 2019
    Greg's play puts a recognizable human face on a person many people want to plaster over as a symbol of an unpleasant member of society, the addict. By emphasizing the everyman nature of the lead character, we realize it's not enough to just label someone as a lost cause to an insurmountable force. We meet the person behind the stigma. I found myself rooting for Brian, not dismissing him. I had the pleasure of seeing this performed. Pleasure being a strange word considering the subject matter, but it was one of the most moving pieces of theater I've ever seen.
  • ACCOMMODATION
    20 Sep. 2019
    Greg Burdick's ACCOMMODATION is a fascinating look at our present "No Child Left Behind" education system. I can't help but feel saddened at the burden we place on not only our children to learn, but most tellingly on the unfair pressure we exert on our educators. Making the science teacher of the piece a victim of a condition she has to deal with while still maintaining her position of the play's conflict was brilliant. It's not an "Us vs. Them" relationship when one of "Us" IS one of "Them". Smartly written and worth your time.

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