Recommended by Sam Baird

  • An Absence In Writing
    21 Sep. 2023
    This is such a unique idea for a script, to write about ideas for scripts. In such a short time I really felt sympathetic for the playwright when his muse is gone. I've had the goal for years to try and develop my playwriting skills and I've written a few short plays, but I often seem to face the writer's block highlighted in this script, as many established writers do too. As an emerging playwright, I appreciate how relatable this script is and the way I can feel seen when I read it. Wonderful!
  • American Culture
    21 Sep. 2023
    This script is marked as comedy and it definitely is, I giggled multiple times. At the same time, it hurt my heart that I couldn't help but feel the unfortunate truth in the lines. Thanks for writing this. It's a super important commentary on the state of the union today.
  • Afterthoughts
    21 Sep. 2023
    Dark humor about one of the most famous "love stories" of all time. I loved reading this! I laughed out loud multiple times. This is a fantastically crafted piece about a strong woman who isn't an afterthought anymore.
  • 20 Questions: a found monologue
    21 Sep. 2023
    Wow. Who would have thought that a collection of questions could make a person feel so much, so deeply? The way Carbajal pulls together these questions into a found monologue can truly make people feel less alone in this existence knowing how many of us wonder "why" about the same things.
    22 Jul. 2021
    The dialogue and commentary on religion are very fascinating. I appreciated the arc that each character went through by the end of the script. This playwright has a lot to say. Abortion and religion are very hot topics right now. This is a great way to continue that conversation.
  • The Dictionary Project: The 1 Page Plays
    14 Jun. 2021
    The Dictionary Project is a delightful glimpse into not only the lives of very real characters but also a glimpse into the life of the playwright who wrote them. I loved reading these micro plays and just kept wanting more.
    4 May. 2021
    The structure of this script is very interesting. Each administration takes place in it's own act and they don't really all come together until the final act. I love the political genre and the final act focusing on Nixon. It has a lot of mirroring to our country’s recent history. As a daughter of a history teacher, historical plays tend to hold a special place in my heart.
  • The After
    4 May. 2021
    I was so pulled into the story I read the entire script in just over a half-hour. I had to know what was going to happen next. The twists and turns were not even close to predictable. I loved it! This script is so relevant right now. The end of the play creates a great opportunity for further discussion of the topics after the end of the script. The best plays are the ones that start the conversations, not end them. This is definitely a conversation-starting script.
  • Juice
    4 May. 2021
    Although it takes place in the 70s, I appreciate that this script can be applicable now. I really love the mother-daughter relationship that we see with Juice and Margaret. Relationships are complex and this script doesn’t shy away from that truth.
  • MLM is for Murder (Or, Your Side Hustle is Killing Us)
    4 May. 2021
    The script is hilarious! I couldn't stop laughing at the amazing absurdity of this script. It probably has to do with my connection to the LDS church and the accuracy of the MLM effect on the church members (they all lose their minds just a bit). I like the idea of two seemingly separate stories that end up coming together. This is a really well-written script. I hope I get to see it performed someday.