Recommended by Liz Coley

  • SONGS WITHOUT WORDS (Or, The Mendelssohn Play)
    16 Jun. 2024
    In a word, brilliant. This is a gorgeous and moving piece of theatre for one versatile actor. The playwright herself has presented it to critical acclaim. As a side effect, I suddenly want to order sheet music and listen to the compositions mentioned and excerpted in the sound design. What is a successful life? What is genius? What is immortal?
  • Overtime
    16 Jun. 2024
    The twist is so good, so unexpected, that you want to start over and hear it all again!
  • How You Win
    16 Jun. 2024
    Very touching as a stand-alone piece. It's about first steps, the persistence of love and memory, and the courage to face the closet.
    5 Jun. 2021
    So much, so quickly. The report that "Uncle Dick" has been talking to himself a lot is guaranteed to make Richard III aficionados cringe and laugh at the same time. Well done. If one wanted to teach lit students about dramatic irony, this is a perfect vehicle.
  • Mary's Monster
    17 Feb. 2021
    Gothic in mood, fluent and literate on the page -- this biographical story is dark, gripping, elucidating, and historical. As a window into mental illness, generational pain, and the battle between an artist and her art, it is brilliant. As a vehicle for a woman actor, it offers so much scope. Read it and perform!
  • Remains
    24 Nov. 2020
    This funny, beautiful, bittersweet piece feels to this reader like peering through the window, overhearing a private conversation, playing voyeur to something most people haven't experienced...yet have in a universal kind of way. The dialogue (trialogue at times) flies delightfully with forward momentum until the point where everything has to change in one huge symbolic and literal act of casting away retained grief. The individual lines express so much humor, so much pain, so much wisdom. This will be a completely engaging staged work. Soon we hope!
  • Cake Top This
    27 Feb. 2017
    With mixed motives and miscommunications that can pierce the heart of any love relationship (whether hetero or same sex) this clever little piece sharply makes its points, both political and personal.