Recommended by Steven Strafford

  • what the Gods gave me
    30 May. 2021
    A macabre tale told with humor and energy. Set in a Victorian-era, but using modern language, you'll come for the creepy vibe and stay for the smart examination of feminism and religious dogma. Also..this is the kind of play where the twists have twists and then there's another twist!
  • Abigail, For Now
    27 Feb. 2021
    At turns difficult, touching, funny, and unsettling. This piece asks us to live in an uncomfortable place of not knowing..and I loved that feeling! Hope this play is added to many seasons!
  • Rushing
    27 Feb. 2021
    Looking at rape culture in a way that is harrowing, yes, but also entertaining, Mohlman addresses so many issues that shape our world today, but the play never feels pedantic. It is an exciting read with so much heightened theatricality that I wish I could see this play in person! a wonderful play.
  • Go Like Saints
    4 Jan. 2021
    What would you do if you needed to sacrifice those closest to you for your own safety? Skye Robinson Hillis takes us inside the Red Scare and gives us a fully human portrait of what it means to walk the high road. The dialogue is fast-paced and fun (the whole time I kept hoping I'd get to read it aloud some day) She also centers women (both straight and queer) in Hollywood in a way that feels like an untold story. Highly recommend.
  • How Sweet The Sound
    14 Nov. 2020
    McVay creates a world separate enough from our own to fascinate us, but alike our own enough to be chilling. Gothic horror is the cloak around the very human question, "What would I do if given the chance to sacrifice another for my own good fortune?" I would love to see this world come to life!
  • This is How you Got Me Naked or My Sexy Fairytale
    10 Nov. 2020
    If you want to drop into another world, a world where getting to have sex with that hot boy at the party is the be all and end all, stop into this world of kids who want to have sex and make art, and they're all out of art... Catherine Weingarten has built a world with a language all its own that lives deep in the awkward place between childhood and adult life.
  • A Godawful Small Affair
    10 Oct. 2020
    St. James sets us on a journey which is at once fantastic and mundane. Queer people (and one queer alien god) seek connection to themselves, each other, and to the concept of time itself. It's a sweet trip into the lives of young, queer New Yorkers today.
  • Principal Principle
    3 Aug. 2020
    To keep things so funny and on-point, it's to be admired. Loved this play!!
  • Big St. Germain
    3 Aug. 2020
    There's a lot to love in Jack's play. The pace of the dialogue feels fresh and exciting. Mental health, anxiety, and addiction are all attacked from the personal side...all topics that resonate with the emotional tenor of today, The play is a super-quick read, and I'm really glad I got the chance to get to know this person's writing!
  • Following
    3 Jun. 2020
    Ben F Locke's play is perfect for our times. Smart, fun, quick-paced, and telling a story about exploring the motivations of allyship! His plays should be produced!