Recommended by Greg Romero

  • Do You Feel Safe Yet? : a collection of (un)safe plays
    5 Apr. 2020
    I had the pleasure of seeing this play in production at FronteraFest in 2018 and there is so much that I like about it. The play is really fun and offers a lot of surprises in spoken, physical, and theatrical language. Kosmak's writing feels really fresh in a really delightful way.
  • THE BLOOD OF A PANGOLIN
    28 Mar. 2020
    I had the pleasure of reading a role in this play as part of the COVID Bake-Off Reading and it masterfully walked the knife's edge between being an experience that was unmistakably fun and deeply troubling. This play is darkly comic, painfully funny, and full of deeply relatable and complicated truths - all very smartly expressed by and with a talking pangolin. This is an excellent play, thoughtfully written, to read in isolation, while social distancing, or with an audience.
  • The Message of Pain
    7 Mar. 2020
    I had the pleasure of seeing a reading of this play at the Mid-American Theatre Conference and had numerous emotional experiences while breathing it in. Partain beautifully and smartly creates many layers of devastation while also offering the audience delightful mental puzzles and memorable, crushing, desperate images.
  • You, Me & Adam Levine written by Angelica Howland & Michelle Gardner
    29 Jul. 2019
    I saw a reading of this play at the 2019 Valdez Last Frontier Theater Conference and I loved it so much. Completely entertaining, fresh, full of surprises, funny, and super smart and theatrical. And with two very awesome, complicated, dynamic lead roles for women. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to immediately watch it again and I would LOVE to see it in a full production.
  • A Moment of Clarity
    14 Jun. 2019
    I had the pleasure of watching a reading of this play at the 2019 Valdez Last Frontier Theater Conference. I found it to be a perfect short play-- the story-telling is elegant in its brevity, but the story reaches deep. I found delight in the play's humor and smart attention to detail and moved by the characters, their relationship, and their (and the playwright's) big hearts.
  • Watchers
    13 Jun. 2019
    I just watched a reading of this play at the 2019 Valdez Last Frontier Theater Conference and it totally blew me away. I love this play. It is one of the most exciting, thrilling, theatrical news plays I've seen or read in the past few years. It is incredibly active, full of amazing and delightfully impossible images, and rich with beautifully complicated, full, surprising characters. There is so much depth, expanse, imagination, and guts here. After the play was over, I wanted to immediately watch it again.
  • Mother | Father
    10 Jun. 2019
    I just saw a reading of this play at the 2019 Valdez Last Frontier Theater Conference and there's so much that I like about it. It is delightfully disorienting, full of powerful words and images, theatrical surprises, and a very enjoyable amount of dreamy wildness.
  • I Saw Jesus in Toa Baja
    28 May. 2019
    I had the pleasure of seeing a reading of this play at the 2019 Inge Festival and was delighted by the play's freshness, active use of language, fun visuals, and lively story-telling. Diaz-Marcano's writing here is complex, musical, surprising, and alive. It is my hope that this play reaches more audiences.
  • The Wolves
    12 May. 2019
    I LOVE this play so much. It has easily become one of my favorite plays of all time and I marvel at it, over and over, as I re-read it again.

    BONUS: I read this play with my "Introduction to Theater" students (out loud in class) and it is almost always their very favorite play as well.

    THANK YOU, Sarah DeLappe for this huge gift.
  • Dead Zone
    10 Oct. 2018
    I saw a reading of this play at the 2018 Midwest Dramatists Conference and there is so much that I enjoy about it. The play is sneaky smart, offering lots of excellent theatrical possibilities. The play is precise and specific while also generously open and delightfully absurd. Adams gives us a poignant in-between space in which to live with and care for some very memorable characters.

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