Recommended by Jeremy Gable

  • Babel
    7 Aug. 2018
    This play needs to be produced as soon as possible. A story that is both fantastic and entirely plausible. A play that is very funny while also being deadly serious. A work that is political without being didactic. A piece that is energetic and playful while also beautiful and somber. I can't wait to see this one on stage.
  • Meet Murasaki Shikibu Followed by Book-Signing, and Other Things
    23 Jun. 2017
    This is one of the most original ideas for a play I've come across. I saw a reading of it a year ago, and fell wildly in love with the play. It's hilarious, thoughtful, and has so much on its mind about culture and identity.
  • Tom & Eliza
    23 Jun. 2017
    I saw a reading of this play a year ago, and it still sticks with me. It's funny, unique, highly original, and consistently rewarding. I can't wait to see this play fully produced.
  • Kill Move Paradise
    6 Jun. 2017
    This is a punch in the gut. An immediate, visceral, funny, terrifying play that we very desperately need right now.
  • WHITE
    6 Jun. 2017
    This is why we go to the theatre. It's a startling, hilarious, thought-provoking play that touches on a great number of ideas without providing prescriptive answers.
  • No Candy
    6 Jun. 2017
    Absolutely read this play. Emma is dealing with a heavy subject here, but she does it with such humor and confidence that it never gets weighed down. In dealing with both the pains of grief and the joys of life, she delivers a play that is both highly theatrical and startlingly human.
  • Colonel's Chicken: A Fairy Tale
    6 Jun. 2017
    A delightfully bonkers comedy with a lot going on under the surface. The play is certainly funny - very funny, in fact - but its humor touches upon universal truths and beautiful emotion. I saw a reading of it several days ago, and I've been unpacking its many layers since.
  • The City in the City in the City
    6 Jun. 2017
    An enjoyable imaginative modern-day journey with two dynamite roles. It's hilarious and beautiful, often in the same breath. There's no part of this that wouldn't be an absolutely blast to stage, design, and act.
  • King of the Yees
    29 Jan. 2016
    This play is completely bonkers in all of the right ways. It's funny, thoughtful, and brutally honest, even as it continues down a rabbit hole of stunningly theatrical moments. Highly, highly recommended.
  • World Builders
    27 Oct. 2015
    Johnna writes plays that are jealousy-inducing good. World Builders starts off with a simple, unusual idea, and elegantly launches it into the stratosphere, until you're falling desperately in love with these characters and the worlds they have created.

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