Recommended by Dana Hall

  • The Appointment
    29 Nov. 2022
    It feels as though anything is politically possible these days and Sapio punctuates this by wrapping it in ethical quandary. The dialogue about not standing up in the moment for what is right hits with an honest perspective of how toxic behavior leaks. Also Sherry seems to be a legit contender even if "Twinkie" wrote her appointment on stationary (and maybe with crayon.) :)
  • Goalkeeper: A Monologue
    25 Oct. 2022
    Playing soccer in college our keeper broke her nose in almost the same way as Harper. Cole captures the passion of the sport and the mentality of athletes to not quit no matter what. I appreciate even after her injury she carried more about the score than her own well-being. Relateable!
  • The Bang Bang Song
    23 Oct. 2022
    A real conversation happening across our country. The push and pull of whether to keep your kids home or send them to school weighs heavy on the minds of parents. DC puts into the words the emotional push and pull and sacrifices families are making. There is no satisfying conclusion- which is honest. Great conversation starter.
  • YELLA JACK
    7 Aug. 2022
    An amazing ensemble piece with diverse and well-developed characters. The language is poetic, symbolic and deeply impactful. Though we are in Memphis 1878 we are cannot help draw similarities to our modern day. Donna writes strong female characters and paints a picture that you can hear through the text. This is a must read.
  • YELLA JACK
    7 Aug. 2022
    An amazing ensemble piece with diverse and well-developed characters. The language is poetic, symbolic and deeply impactful. Though we are in Memphis 1878 we are cannot help draw similarities to our modern day. Donna writes strong female characters and paints a picture that you can hear through the text. This is a must read.
  • Imaginary Friends (ten-minute play)
    27 Jul. 2022
    A very relatable and well-developed piece. It's evident that sometimes we move from adolescence to adulthood on this 'track' but like our characters there comes a point where we say is this really my authentic journey? Granting ourselves permission to change course is powerful. Thanks for this delightful play!
  • Captain Vigor Saves the City
    15 Jun. 2022
    This one made me laugh out loud. I was imagining that Captain Vigor was doing some on-air public interview when he spirals into this monologue. Christopher has made a superhero relatable to 'every man' which is a humbling and fun twist on the altruist representations we generally see portrayed. It would be a lot of fun to perform- would make a great audition piece. Bravo!
  • BROKEN SPIRIT
    10 Jun. 2022
    A very moving story of how sometimes in life we can feel like we are walking under a "dark cloud" but there is always hope- even in dark places. The relationship between Jess and Daniel captures you with its authenticity - they are imperfect but love perfectly. A love like this transcends and is the true definition of romance. This play doesn't sugarcoat hardships and unfortunately is an accurate portrayal of how a few wrong turns can leave you lost- serving as a reminder to love more and judge folks less. Well done. Lots of heart in this piece! Kudos!
  • Inside Man
    3 Mar. 2022
    After such a long sentence we come to learn so much about the world Nick left behind. What it must be like to be away and come back to the same-yet different- life. A whirlwind of a few weeks leaves him making up for lost time and the dynamics amongst the family are very relatable and yet heartbreaking. The reveal about the full events of the night [of the accident] shed light on so much of the family system dynamics and ultimately reveal that prison is also a state of mind. As thoughtfully written as it is thought-provoking.
  • Beneath The Ice
    30 Jan. 2022
    A simple meeting of friends leads to a suspenseful quest for the truth and more importantly remorse. I wondered if it was a commentary on morality and the collective way people can cover up truths. It leaves you wondering what will happen to Jaime when the lights go out. Very intriguing piece -Brava Rachel!

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