Recommended by Erin Austin

  • Please Stay Here (10 min)
    6 Apr. 2018
    This is a beautiful play that had me on the edge of my seat when I saw it in production a few months ago. It would resonate very well with high school and college students. Please Stay Here is effective, never preachy, and always compelling.
  • Paperland
    6 Apr. 2018
    This play nails the ridiculous combination of banality, competition, and terror that come with working a dead-end office job. It's funny, timeless—and in a last minute twist—upsetting. A big thumbs up for this short and robust ten-minute play.
  • Mother Lode
    6 Apr. 2018
    I spent the duration of the reading at The Goodman laughing out loud. I spent many days following the reading thinking about the characters and the choices they made. Messina won't give you any easy answers on what it means to be a working mother, nor should it. It's a wonderful addition to our theatrical landscape.
  • Galena
    6 Apr. 2018
    This play takes the audience in directions they never expected to go. It's funny, disturbing, and oh-so-very Midwestern. I would love to see a full production of this.