Recommended by DC Cathro

  • Knife on a Glass (a monologue)
    19 Mar. 2022
    Wow. The knife might start on the glass but then it pierces the ignorance and entitlement that so many people have had enough of. Vivid, sharp, and powerful. YES, Scott Sickles. YES.
  • Intrusive Thoughts and Me
    12 Mar. 2022
    GET OUT OF MY HEAD, KYLE SMITH! This micro-comedy will validate every intrusive thought you ever had or will have. Fast, funny, and I feel attacked. Hilarious.
  • CHANGELING
    12 Mar. 2022
    Lovely, rich, and lyrical. This timeless fairy tale has beautiful, visual dialogue and weaves a story of love and hope and loss. A magical piece for both actors and audience. Beautiful, beautiful work.
  • Love Locks Bridge (a 10 minute play)
    12 Mar. 2022
    I love the images Miller paints in this piece, from describing the environment and what the characters actually see, to the visual of “love” causing the destruction of the bridge where these two yin-yang people meet. Both are out of their element for different reasons, but both share one important drive that simultaneously connects them and causes friction. Beautiful language and funny banter bounce off each other like watching a ping pong game, and a lovely ending both for the characters and the audience. Sweet and, as advertised, joyous.
  • Action Figures
    12 Mar. 2022
    I was initially drawn to this piece because of the title and my affinity for toys, but this micro-play sets up a rich history full of familial love, and does so naturally and with such ease in just a few words. One page gives us a lifetime of love and inspiration. Boy, do we need more characters and plays like this. Plus, Batman cameo!
  • Right Now (short)
    12 Mar. 2022
    First-time, post-coital small talk… It can lead to anything from a walk of shame to blueberry pancakes in bed and a repeat performance. Cogswell gives us glimpses into the nuances of conversations after sex, and the alternate universes that can develop from just a few words between used-to-be-friends-but-now-not-sure-if-we-are-more-or-less-than-that. Funny, flirty, somber, Cogswell fires on all cylinders in this short piece. Good stuff.
  • What's in the Box?!
    12 Mar. 2022
    The title alone is enough of a hook, and as the characters hypothesize about the contents of the titular box, so will you. This rollercoaster romp of a play has some snappy, funny dialogue, a bit of mystery, and a sweet little twist ending that will have you guessing again and again. Great fun!
  • Grand Dragon in Power
    24 Feb. 2022
    This play says a lot about what we have and haven’t learned from history. An intriguing and well written take on the past that is still important today. The dialogue feels like an old movie from the era, which is a compliment, and the characters come alive in this interpretation of actual events. Horrifying, exciting, emotional, and above all, important.
  • Stiletto Envy
    22 Feb. 2022
    Gender identity explored with drama, laughs, heart, and grace. This short piece feels lovingly written and the characters are so full, it’s a joy to behold. Great roles for teens. Wonderful work.
  • Solemn Process (short)
    11 Feb. 2022
    As an actor and director, I could certainly find a lot of truth in the comedy of this piece. Anyone in the theatre either knows or has heard stories of a Sean. Cogswell perfectly captures the blissfully unaware ego of an ACK-torr trying to perfect his craft to the detriment and annoyance of all those around him. Read this piece and re-live all of your own Sean tales in your head! Great fun!

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