Recommended by Jennifer O'Grady

  • Trick or Treat, Seriously
    17 Oct. 2021
    Hilarious Halloween two-hander that completely nails and skewers the suburban Halloween thing, but Thompson's play also has a delightful and unexpected twist at the end that's also very funny. This would make an excellent addition to any holiday-themed fest and would be fun on its own too.
  • A WALKABLE FEAST
    17 Oct. 2021
    What a wonderful play! I love the developing relationship between student in need of reassurance and initially reluctant teacher. Wang gives so much to actors--the dialogue is sharp, funny and rich with subtext and her characters are utterly convincing. A really beautiful and hopeful play about connection.
  • 38 Cookies, 39 Reasons
    29 Sep. 2021
    Powerful and theatrical play, and so creative! And with so much to say. I would love to see this performed.
  • Major Serious Fucking Diet (a Mother's Day monologue)
    29 Sep. 2021
    The title alone made me want to read this, but it's much more than its title as it really wonderfully and theatrically conveys some of the absurdities of dieting and some of the sad absurdities of living through a pandemic. Great twists in this too!
  • To Change a Tampon: How It Is, and How It Should Be
    29 Sep. 2021
    Hilarious, gutsy and SO full of truth. Hageman's plays never fail to amaze me. If you haven't yet read her work, you really must.
  • Phony on a Twig
    29 Sep. 2021
    Delightful, witty and totally convincing short play with a leaf, a bud and a flower as characters. I got to hear it in a recent reading and it was enormous fun.
  • Vanilla Fudge
    29 Sep. 2021
    Wonderfully unusual father-daughter comedy, which I had the pleasure of hearing in a recent reading. Lots of fun!
  • Seasons
    29 Sep. 2021
    A charming and funny short play with great female characters and a wonderful twist. I had the pleasure of seeing it performed in a recent reading and it was so much fun!
  • Remember Me?
    22 Sep. 2021
    Terrific monologue spoken, wonderfully and surprisingly, by an ankle.
  • TAP. TAP. TAP.
    22 Sep. 2021
    Wonderfully spooky and sly short play that's also very funny (I laughed out loud). Would be wonderful for Halloween or any time!

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