Recommended by Arthur M Jolly

  • Rooted (monologue)
    20 Mar. 2021
    Wow. I'm reeling a little after reading this - imagining the acting/staging possibilities of a fascinating, puzzling, wonderful monologue with an ending that is both perplexing, revelational and maddening - in a good way, and in both senses of the word. This is such an original monologue!
  • The Boys of Terrible Tilly
    25 Feb. 2021
    Fascinating, highly original, thrilling and multi-faceted. This play, set in a lighthouse complete with a storm including devastating inundation - would be a designer's dream to stage - or perhaps a student's thesis to imagine the staging - so many possibilities.
  • Kangaroo Boy
    26 Dec. 2020
    An absolutely beautiful play about our differences - and our shared humanity. Deeply recognizable, and quite affecting - much further reaching than one might expect.
  • Neighborhood Watch
    25 Feb. 2020
    Clever, funny, original - and so much fun! This is a lovely little relationship between two bears watching as Goldilocks breaks and enters into the house across the way and eats their porridge. Definitely one to add to an evening of deconstructed fairy tales!
  • Deadheads
    6 Feb. 2020
    An intriguing, original setting with characters that are memorable, and would be a wonderful for two talented actors to really sink their teeth into. The ending is bittersweet and moving, the overall journey encompasses so much - it's in the vein of "Same Time, Next Year" with a fresh, truthful feel.
  • Recess
    24 Jan. 2020
    A beautiful, soul-touching little piece, it takes two lifetimes, and crams them into a ten minute recess. There is so much here for actors to explore, so many ways it could be played. An exceptional short play that will enchant audiences and stay with them.
    25 Oct. 2019
    Absolutely brilliant: a relationship on a tightrope - and I mean actually on a tightrope.. A metaphor that is delightful to contemplate, and would be an original, exciting play to stage. I'd love to see this one performed!
  • No Bikini
    25 Oct. 2019
    Dark, with a level of humor that is as uncomfortable as it is funny - a powerful and challenging play. The line "I wrote NO on my body parts too just in case" lands like a punch to the gut.
  • The Vanished
    23 Sep. 2019
    An early play by Barbra Lhota that is timeless, timely, and due for another production. A romantic comedy with real depth, moments of intense pathos, and a wonderful, swashbuckling series of sword fights!
  • Pilgrims
    23 Aug. 2019
    A phenomenal play. Absolutely enthralling - it pulls you into a world at once disconcertingly unfamiliar and simultaneously utterly recognizable. The relationship between Soldier and Girl fluidly changes dynamics, always engaging, always under high tension like a lava lamp filled with nitroglycerin. The ending left me stunned.