Recommended by Arthur M Jolly

  • Surprise
    14 Feb. 2018
    I saw this in Los Angeles at Elephant Theatre - utterly brilliant, and a beautiful production. I saw it a few years later, I forget where and was once again so impressed: it's such a perfect little play - room for physical humor, to throw in a touch of slapstick in a very clever, unexpected (no pun intended) fashion. This will send the audience out with a smile on their faces.
  • Promised Lands
    7 Feb. 2018
    A fascinating premise, with a surprising twist at the end that I just did not see coming. Like the best ten minute plays, this gives us a tantalizing glimpse of a whole new world, and wisely lets its characters live out their critical moment in a way that illustrates it, could only happen in it - and yet never feels forced or expositional. This is a world close to our own, which makes it all the more frightening.
  • My Body
    7 Feb. 2018
    Clever, pointed - more relevant today than ever, this is a smartly written little gem of a play that should be considered by any theatre looking to explore the #MeToo movement on stage - and the wider implications around it. It does what theatre does best, creating a world with a distinctive view that forces us to question or own world and our own world-view, while never becoming preachy or obvious.
  • Lady in Waiting
    21 Nov. 2017
    Fun and funny, a playful twist on the classic fairytale. One of the very few ten minute plays to have a sword fight, and probably of interest to any actors looking to add a little stage combat to an evening of short works.
  • THE PLATYPODES: A Full-Length Play
    27 Jul. 2015
    This is a huge, sprawling play - a drama of scope, both in its subject matter and its deep understanding. If you are looking for a play that sweeps your audience up and carries them along on an emotional ride, I recommend reading this one. Mid-size cast, with some powerful roles for strong actors.
  • YOUNG VETERAN ADAM AMERSON: A MONOLOGUE
    18 Jul. 2015
    A powerful monologue - raw and emotional, with resonance and depth. It's not simple, it's not clean and obvious; it has complexity and nuance. This one might be great for competitions.