Recommended by Daniel Guyton

  • This Dump Could Use a Makeover
    14 Jun. 2022
    A very funny satire of modern-day influencers and the narcissism that tends to be present in such individuals. In this short play, two internet influencers compete with each other to try to help a refugee father and daughter, though it's clear from the get-go that the person each influencer really wants to help is themself. It's tongue-in-cheek but very timely. Would be great in an evening of short plays about modern technology.
  • Science Friction; or, The Rapid Deconstruction of a Rational Mind
    10 Nov. 2021
    One of the best 10-minute plays I've ever read! Incredibly funny and profound. We produced it at our annual Halloween festival this year, and it was the absolute highlight of the evening. No weak moments in the entire play, and the actors who brought it to life were beyond superb. This piece gets a chef's kiss for its stellar dialogue and delicious character choices. Bravo!
  • Camp Lumberjack
    10 Nov. 2021
    This is a really fun play for Halloween - with a lot of dark twists and turns. Funny and scary. Definitely worth reading and producing!
  • The Night Visitor
    10 Nov. 2021
    We produced this play last year during the pandemic as a virtual production. Because we were virtual, we actually got a director and cast from India who filmed the entire thing in their home and then streamed it for us in the US. It was a powerful production, with beautiful cinematography. Gripping dialogue and story. Great for Halloween or anytime, really. Definitely worth reading and producing!
  • Whispering to the Dead
    10 Nov. 2021
    We produced this play last year during the pandemic as a Zoom production. Even despite the technical difficulties of doing a play online, this piece was riveting. Audiences really enjoyed the dynamic between the two characters!
  • On the Third Day
    9 Jun. 2021
    I saw this play at The Windmill near Atlanta, GA. It was powerful, touching, and even very funny at parts. This is a family-in-crisis, but Ms. McIntyre never forgets to show you the humanity underneath that crisis. A beautiful play all the way around.
  • The Unders
    17 May. 2021
    WOW! The dialogue is crisp and it moves at a rapid pace. 84 pages long, but I read it in well under an hour. Three famously oppressed historical figures from different time periods all ride a train together. Where is the train going? How are these people able to appear in the same time period? Who is this 4th mysterious character? This play has incredible symbolism, beautiful language, densely packed action, and is eminently stageable. It needs to be produced today!
  • Capstone
    16 Apr. 2021
    I love the dialogue in this play, especially the poetry. Even the 9/11 stuff manages to be funny AND deeply uncomfortable at the same time. Overall, this play makes some compelling points about America's obsession with patriotism, as well as with our media's obsession with tragedy. This play is not for the faint of heart, but if you like edgy plays with a social conscience, this is a great one to consider!
  • THE LAST RITES OF ORSON WELLES
    14 Mar. 2021
    I love Orson Welles, and I especially love those Paul Masson wine bloopers that have circled the internet. This play satirizes the wine bloopers, but also dives in further to the man himself. My first thought was that the real bloopers were funny enough without needing a parody, but this play includes deeper analysis of Welles' career and life, in the context of those bloopers that reads really well. This piece is funny and sad, often within the same moment. Great job!
  • Would This Girl Tell
    7 Mar. 2021
    A powerful drama that fits in perfectly in the #metoo age. A wealthy man named Mr. Charles likes to lure young girls to his penthouse with the promise of a well-paying job, only to take advantage of them sexually. His assistant Nadine is all too complicit in the crimes. It is eerily reminiscent of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. This play focuses on one of the victims, Susie. My only concern is that the play feels like it ends too soon. I would love to see more from this piece.

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