Recommended by Daniel Guyton

  • 16 HOURS: September 5, 1972
    14 Jun. 2020
    I really enjoyed reading this piece. The dialogue is crisp and tense. The suspense gets you, without ever seeing any actual bloodshed. Hearing about it is plenty. Added to the fact that everything in the play is ripped from the pages of history makes it even more powerful. It gave me chills.
  • Uncle Charlie Sings (a ten minute play)
    9 Jun. 2020
    I directed this play at Onstage Atlanta this past December. We had a lovely time. It's a cute play with several funny lines - but a very sweet and tender ending. Warning: There is a significant Christmastime spoiler alert in this one.
  • Slaying Holofernes
    13 Feb. 2020
    I saw this play at the Essential Theatre in Atlanta this past summer, and it was one of the best new plays I've seen all year. Deals with two women in different time periods, both dealing with sexual assault and the blind eye turned by those in power. One woman is Artemisia Gentileschi, a Renaissance painter who brought her rapist to trial in 1611. The other woman is Amanda Adams, a contemporary woman dealing with sexual assault in the workplace. Artemisia's story is ripped from the history books. Amanda's is fictional, but no less relevant. Read and produce this play!
  • That Fat Bitch Loved to Run Her Mouth
    31 Dec. 2019
    Upon first hearing the title, I immediately expected a misogynistic play that I would hate, but instead, it was the exact opposite. It is a sweet, endearing monologue about a deceased drag queen and the man who loved her. It is tragic, funny, and completely wonderful. Do not let the title fool you. Anyone with a heart will love this play!
  • Fallout
    11 Oct. 2019
    I saw this play at Onion Man Productions in Chamblee, GA in 2017. A powerful piece about two people trapped in a fallout shelter. Is there actually an emergency outside, or is it all in their imagination? This is a brilliant exploration of human psychology in an extreme situation. A tight, gripping drama.
  • The Book Store
    15 May. 2019
    Charming, whimsical and fun. This play reads like a breeze. 93 pages and I felt like I was finished in minutes. Would be perfect for a large cast - either children, adults, professional or amateur. It feels simultaneously small and epic - just as any decent bookstore should. I loved the characters and I loved the momentum. I highly recommend this play!
  • Dead Movement
    17 Sep. 2018
    Saw this at Onion Man Productions in Chamblee, GA. The cast was stellar, and the script hilarious. We roared with laughter, especially at the antics of Joe Joe the mechanic. Patrick was a mysterious and fascinating character. Rachel was a troubled woman with a haunted past. It felt a bit like "Hot L Baltimore" at first, but with an absurdist tone and a mind-blowing twist at the end! Perfect for Halloween, and ideal for colleges, community theatres and anyone searching for unusual dark comedies.
  • Liner Notes
    17 Sep. 2018
    Saw this at Onion Man Productions in Chamblee, GA. Great production! It's a 90 minute play with only two characters. You'd expect it to possibly get boring, but with a solid cast at Onion Man, it never did. This mismatched relationship between an aging rock guitarist, and his estranged band-mate's daughter makes for a fascinating character study. The best part about it is the love of music that the two characters share. It's evident that Mr. Bray loves music as much as the characters. If you love music and intimate character studies, check this one out!
  • The Book of Will
    7 Sep. 2018
    I saw this at Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta. What an amazing script. I adored it beyond words. The love Ms. Gunderson has for Shakespeare is evident. More importantly for this play, she loves the people who worked hard to preserve his work. My favorite part is the dedication to women in this play. It isn't just the men who saved Shakespeare's legacy, it was the women as well. Truly a breath of fresh air. Magnificent!
  • TRASH
    6 Apr. 2018
    Amazing! I freaking love this play. So funny. Incredible characters. Great storyline. The kind of play that I'm insanely jealous I didn't write. Johnny Drago is a g-ddamn national treasure, and he deserves to be honored - especially for this play, if for nothing else.

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