Recommended by Isaac Byrne

  • Regretfully, So the Birds Are
    7 Apr. 2023
    Delightfully whimsical and consistently surprising. Has a big heart that sneaks up on you, and can turn a big laugh into a big cry when you least expect it. Absolutely lovely.
  • Dead Soldiers on Frenchmen
    24 Apr. 2022
    What starts as a Lanford Wilson-esque play about artists struggling to create and to survive in New Orleans, slow burns into a heartbreaking look at what it means to stay true to your internal artistic integrity. The end has an emotional gut punch that sneaks up on you.
  • Special Train for Atkins
    24 Apr. 2022
    A poignant and touching slice of life look at WWI soldiers in the trenches. A moving look the different ways soldiers process trauma and loss in wartime.
  • Railroad Homes
    24 Apr. 2022
    A haunting elegiac play about childhood, trauma, and isolation.
  • Lyon's Den
    4 Jul. 2021
    I saw this raucous, poetic play on stage at Texas State University. It is alternately beautiful and heartbreaking.”
  • Hell Is Empty
    4 Jul. 2021
    What seems to start off as a buddy comedy turns into a dramatic dive into friendship, promises, and on what a life well lived actually means. TJ Young writes deft dialogue and layered characters with poetic turns of phrase that can cut like a knife.”