Recommended by Andrew Heinrich

  • That Midnight Rodeo
    29 Jan. 2019
    I came here to download this play, primarily because I find it to be an excellent 10-minute play for in-class discussion and analysis. I wrote this review to also commend this play for it's honesty, it's unflinching look at a complex question, and it's continued contemporary resonance.
  • Jump
    2 Aug. 2017
    This past weekend I had the distinct pleasure of watching a staged reading of this beautiful rumination on mental illness, family, love, and loneliness at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The blend of what's real and the world just to the left of what's real was fascinating to watch unfold.
  • Happy Hollow
    28 Jun. 2017
    An excellent and fascinating non-linear piece that tackles themes of death, loss, identity, the afterlife, gun violence, and the frames we lay over our children. Larissa Marten's dialogue fades seamlessly between the naturalistic and the poetic. I found myself absolutely enthralled.
  • Black Super Hero Magic Mama
    7 Jun. 2017
    I had the pleasure of seeing a developmental reading of this play at Texas State University last year during the Black and Latino Playwright's Conference. The reading was powerful, the described theatricality of the piece was incredibly vivid, and I can't wait to see a full blown production of this play. It's fantastic, timely, poignant, funny, and gripping.
    6 Jun. 2017
    Batty Boy is a top-notch short play with incredible voicing, conflict, and theme. You will struggle to find a playwright more able to paint a theatrical picture in dialogue and stage direction. Lanier's voice is not to be missed.
  • Titan of Abandon
    6 Jun. 2017
    This play is a kick in the mouth in all the best ways. Turnage unflinchingly tells the story of a razor edged woman clawing her way out of the darkness over the bones of her male keepers. A great, chilling, and powerful read.