Recommended by Christine Foster

  • High Water Line
    30 Apr. 2020
    I would love to see this staged. A clever, absurd, black comedy in two scenes with surprising depth of characterization and plot in such a short piece. Great fun. Equally wonderful for schools or for any adult evening of shorts.
  • Final Rest
    30 Apr. 2020
    A very real and at times raw duologue between two middle-aged sisters, clearing out their mother's house, their own childhood home, after her death. While admitting how much their mother changed through the years they also discover that memory is deceptive (and a bitch) and that intimate connections are the greatest treasure.
  • Disabled
    30 Apr. 2020
    A long suffering middle-aged disabled man is used to philosophically enduring daily abuse on the street, but today it's different. Three low-lifes vent their spleen not only on him but on each other in a powerful four-hander as we discover the capabilities, strengths and weaknesses of each. Raw and Real.
  • Spitting the Dummy
    30 Apr. 2020
    A wild ride of a mother-logue that reminds us to lighten up for godsake cause we're all just doing our weary best. Realistic and heartfelt.
  • Fuck Being Good
    30 Apr. 2020
    A solid bit of satire that's so close to the bone that for some it might already be solid, acceptable advice. And that makes it even more (frighteningly) real.
  • THE BOURBON MONOLOGUE
    24 Apr. 2020
    A comic snapshot of a misunderstanding that takes a clever U-turn that leaves everyone happy. Smooth and satisfying as a good shot of Bourbon.
  • FEELIN' THE LOVE
    24 Apr. 2020
    A young actress lets fly with the frustration of the constantly judged, labeled and rejected -"I am the purveyor of magic, electrifying emotions, seismic sentiments and full-throttled word scapes!" A strong monologue that allows the performer a great range of emotion and delivers a powerful twist on self appreciation and dignity.
  • The Things You Find Out Between the First and Second Date
    24 Apr. 2020
    Cathro's dialogue is warm, perceptive and real, and there's a strong arc to the story which lifts it way beyond a conversation between a teen and her mom. (Okay, I had to look up "Brony", I admit, what a laugh.) A lovely ten minute play that delivers wisdom with a smile.
  • The Girl Wore Red Licorice
    23 Apr. 2020
    Fresh, imaginative, well put together and a wee bit trippy...in a good way! Weaver's characters are sympathetic and real even when caught in a surreal comic red licorice smoothie of a play like this one. Great pace and dialogue and terrific fun all round.
  • ELLERY
    23 Apr. 2020
    Entertaining and clever with strong (intergenerational) parts for women - crafted and plotted with skill, suspense, irony, and great dialogue. And it's about the supernatural and life and death and philosophy and relationships and all sorts of things that matter.

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