Recommended by Dana Hall

  • EXEMPLARY EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE: AN AWARDS CEREMONY: A MONOLOGUE
    26 Jun. 2024
    Even the stage directions shine, "But who cares? They won." In true Asher style, it takes us on a journey with an everyday person and shows the significant impact their lives can have, even if just for a moment. Exploring the corporate perspective on what 'winning' means, along with the commentary on providing a sustainable wage and viewing employees as people, hits home. (Could you even imagine the room after something like this?!) I wish I could have attended this epic speech. For an actor, this play is a true delight, offering numerous levels and opportunities to explore the physicality.
  • The Rosies
    26 Jun. 2024
    I absolutely love this piece! My grandmother spent time in a TB sanatorium, so it was personally fascinating to read a play set in one. The dialogue feels authentic, and the teens come across as real kids with universal thoughts and fears. Beautifully done. I laughed out loud at "Nobody says 'canoodle,'" and Ruby's monologue late in scene four really resonated with me. Great roles for actors. The bittersweet ending is everything! Produce this!
  • Final Girl
    22 Jun. 2024
    I appreciate how Brent Alles' "FINAL GIRL" reimagines horror tropes with some wicked sharp wit and dark humor. The role of the setting intensifies the psychological game between Emma and "Mad" Marty. It's refreshing that the play cleverly subverts classic horror clichés, drawing the audience in with unexpected twists. It’s a compelling and entertaining piece that would be a delight to see staged. So good!
  • What Did You Think Of Me?
    22 Jun. 2024
    Set in a small New York apartment, Dan Taube's "WHAT DID YOU THINK OF ME?" contrasts two college roommates' lives, highlighting their differing personalities. I enjoyed how the play explored themes of identity, self-worth, and the power of honesty. This piece is perfect for showcasing strong performances, offering a relatable exploration of the challenges of growing up and finding common ground. The narrative unfolds naturally, culminating in a heartwarming resolution. Ideal for a pair of young actors, this play balances both comedic and dramatic elements effectively!
  • OLIVE and POPPY
    22 Jun. 2024
    The dialogue in "OLIVE and POPPY" is crisp and engaging, with a natural flow that captivates the audience from start to finish. Despite its brevity, the play does not sacrifice depth, making it ideal for showcasing powerful performances and nuanced direction. "OLIVE and POPPY" is a compelling addition to any theater repertoire, offering a relatable, entertaining, and thought-provoking glimpse into the complexities of familial relationships and communication. Highly recommend!
  • The Good Dybbuk
    18 Jun. 2024
    "The Good Dybbuk" by David Lipschutz blends humor, family bonds, and Jewish cultural elements, creating a narrative that takes on so much, like love, memory, and the afterlife. The characters are well-developed, and their interactions highlight the enduring sentiment that home is the people we love. "The Good Dybbuk" is a must-see for those who appreciate emotionally resonant and culturally rich theater. It warms the heart- lovely stand-alone or festival play!
  • The Chosen Herd
    18 Jun. 2024
    Hey, what do you do when you're bored? Lee's monologue answers this question with a vivid and immersive experience. It immediately drew me in with humor, wonder, and introspection. What a unique premise for a monologue! It totally works! Though experiencing extraordinary events, Lee's character remains grounded in reality, providing actors with a richly layered role to explore. The play takes audiences on a mind-bending journey, blending the surreal with the mundane in a truly captivating way. Bravo!
  • They're In There
    18 Jun. 2024
    I had the pleasure of hearing this with The Ugly Radio. The single-bedroom setting captures the protagonist's isolation and paranoia perfectly. The play explores mental health, trauma, and the line between reality and hallucination, drawing the audience into the protagonist's desperation. Eerie sound effects keep us questioning what is real. It's hauntingly good! "They’re In There" is a must-see for fans of psychological horror and it showcases John Busser's talent for immersive theater. Bravo!
  • Tracks
    17 Jun. 2024
    There is so much to unpack in this play! The Hudson River Valley itself becomes a character, profoundly influencing the plot and the people in it. I appreciated the balance of light-hearted moments, which complemented the deep reflections on life, love, and loss. Bray's use of magical realism enhances the theatrical experience, making it truly unique. I highly recommend this piece for its relatable characters, witty dialogue, and emotional journey, all beautifully tied together by the railroad theme. I'm so glad I heard it read because it truly comes alive even more than I could imagine.
  • Ancient Wisdom of the Shoebill Stork
    28 May. 2024
    Intern Nirmal is my favorite! The exchanges between Dr. Bill and Intern Nirmal are both amusing and insightful. We all know a Dr. Bill type! The clever dialogue and the quest for wisdom from a giant bird are packed with humor and laugh-out-loud moments. This story leaves us feeling wiser, more enlightened, and happier. The ending is wonderfully eerie, too. Produce this!

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