Recommended by Jennifer O'Grady

  • The Wolves
    27 Apr. 2021
    Perfectly but also uniquely captures the dynamics of a group of teen girls united by their sports team. The way these characters reveal themselves and grapple with their shared and separate struggles is so wonderful, both funny and heartbreaking and ultimately unforgettable.
  • Invisible
    27 Apr. 2021
    Daly's one-act about an aging professional woman in need of work and her two younger selves attempting to "help" her is a gripping powerhouse of a play, theatrical and moving, with marvelous interplay among the different selves and wonderful moments of sharp humor intermingling with darker emotions as the characters reveal themselves and push the central character toward her heartrending resolution. This play needs to be seen.
  • Cost of Living
    26 Apr. 2021
    Words can't do justice to how much I love this play and how much I was moved and just blown away by it. Haunting and masterful. (Not downloadable because published but I'm so glad I purchased it!)
  • Poet (short play)
    25 Apr. 2021
    Hansen’s very short plays are so marvelous and masterful—this is one of many, and it’s written entirely in verse which is both funny and illuminating. That Hansen can pack so much into so few pages is astonishing. Highly recommend.
  • THE MADNESS OF MEMORY (from the MAD FOR MYSTERY Collection)
    24 Apr. 2021
    Powerful ten-minute play that appears to be a moving drama about dementia, until Lermond deftly pulls the rug out from under us and we see that there's another story going on, one that's quite chilling. The "madness" of memory indeed! This would be terrific on stage.
  • Hold My Wings
    24 Apr. 2021
    I love this fun and witty short play from Foster with its major dramatic question we can all relate to (at least imaginatively!) and its phenomenal twist at the end. Terrific!
  • Twenty Below
    20 Apr. 2021
    Utterly charming play, funny and surprising too. I love how the (brrr!) wintry weather and landscape, which Haas makes us see and feel, contrasts with the warmth of, and warm relationship between, this mother and daughter. Just lovely.
  • "THE RODINS ARE HERE!"
    18 Apr. 2021
    Absolutely delightful and hilarious short play revolving around the French sculptor Rodin and one extremely long weekend for the American couple hosting him. This would be so much fun to perform and to watch!
  • The Cavity - a monologue by D. Lee Miller
    13 Apr. 2021
    What a fabulous monologue! In just a couple of pages D. Lee Miller has conveyed the entire world of this character (SO Upper Eastside NYC) and pretty much everything she cares about, along with all of her subtext. A fascinating glimpse into a complicated woman and a terrific piece for a strong female actor.
  • BEAR witness
    13 Apr. 2021
    I've loved other plays by Bates and this one (today's featured play) is equally poetic and powerful, inventive and theatrical and just really gorgeous, heartrending and haunting.

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