Recommended by Callan Stout

  • Ada
    9 Nov. 2019
    A disorienting exploration of what it means to be human and how to express feelings we can’t quite access or have words to interpret. Full of surprises and left turns, this play offers exciting opportunities for actors and designers.
  • Hunting BigFoot
    3 Nov. 2019
    American myth making at its best and most delightful. Giacopasi looks deep into the heart of the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and finds the narratives that unite us.
    She draws her characters with great care and whimsy, seamlessly integrating this play with their historic timelines and how they’re remembered in our collective American imagination. Giacopasi is my all time favorite underknown playwright! And this is a wonderful play!
  • Outer Banks
    22 Oct. 2019
    A play like the surface of a river; it glimmers, bubbles, twists, and keeps flowing. Outer Banks is a heart felt exploration of loss and the very human denial of loss. I’ve never experienced a play that handles grieving so beautifully.
  • You'll Catch Flies
    21 Oct. 2019
    A fun, juicy, tightly woven play about how people interpret and misinterpret our actions. The phrase “hurt people hurt people” kept coming to mind. But the play is fun and the laughs keep coming. It’s a great modern take on farce, with echos of Molière and Simon.
  • The Grand Illusion Show
    9 Oct. 2019
    I don’t remember when I last read a play where the dialogue popped off the page like this. Each character immediately comes to life with their first line of dialogue. The whole play snaps and crackles and it seduces you to the end. Can’t wait to see it done!
  • ...and a dog named Jesus
    5 Oct. 2019
    A fun weaving together of the unexpected social problems that haunt Seattle underneath the facade of a liberal enclave. Cooper skillfully brings to life unique, complex characters who are trying to hold everything together despite the extreme and often absurd reality they are living in. Tackling the death of print journalism, unemployment, religious exploitation, and the opioid crisis, this play keeps the audience on their toes as it twists and develops, ultimately leading to an explosive ending.
  • Agora
    8 Apr. 2018
    A lyric play deeply grounded in place. Slaney clearly knows the location she writes about and has a deep love for the history of Nova Scotia. The play explores the intertwining of personal history and a place's history following a ghost story trail through the old town and asks if knowing the end of a tale is the same thing as "closure". Slaney weaves a theatrical journey, that recalls images of the ghost-filled ending of 'Our Town'. I would love to see the productions that emerge from this script.
  • Invincible Ones
    30 Oct. 2017
    A lovely play about grief and strength, and the people you need around you to make it through the tough days. Samantha beautifully portrays vulnerable moments of bad-ass women.
  • A List of Some Shit I've Killed
    30 Oct. 2017
    A funny, fast-paced look at the events that started the Trojan war told in modern, profane language. This play has the best start to any short play!
  • September Gurls
    30 Oct. 2017
    A beautiful weaving of the many lives of a friendship between two women. This play creates the whole world through the relationship of two women as they grow out, and explores the many worlds they inhabit together. A stunning play for two strong female actors to shine.

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