Recommended by Mora V. Harris

  • The Laborious Dance
    22 Apr. 2021
    A delightful and poignant window into the lives of five very different women and their experiences of motherhood. Watching these women navigate new friendships while on the cusp of huge personal change is a touching and profound theatrical experience.
  • Period Dragon
    22 Apr. 2021
    Cochran captures all the hilarity and struggle of being a pre-teen in this adorable short play with two very lovable young characters.
  • Kicking
    22 Apr. 2021
    The idea of two fetuses talking to each other inside the womb is so simple but so brilliant! This would stand out in any night of ten minute plays as a profoundly unique theatrical event.
  • Sweet Bonnie Beau (stage version)
    4 Apr. 2021
    This play WRECKS ME. It's funny, heartbreaking, and a perfect snapshot of a friendship during the Covid-19 pandemic. Utterly perfect for the moment we are in.
  • The Inseparables
    4 Apr. 2021
    This play is a sweetly funny love letter to the theater that reminds us that even when everything goes wrong with a production, being in a rehearsal room with each other is still pretty great. It was a ton of fun to watch on zoom when presented by The Pittsburgh Public Theater, and will be even better fully staged to show off the brilliant moments of physical comedy built into the script. A perfect choice for those familiar with Three Musketeers as well as newcomers to the story! I highly recommend!
  • The Gift of the Mad Guys
    30 Jan. 2021
    Packed with pop culture references and festive nods to the Hallmark channel, this sweet and funny play finds holiday magic in 2020 stress. Great for zoom or in-person!
  • The Unlawful Abusive Patriarchal Possessive Entitlement of the Motown Sound By Way of the Surrogate Collusion of the Jackson Five (Or, I Want You Back)
    21 Dec. 2020
    A smart and sensitive comedy! To start we meet Sam who is happy to tear apart patriarchal toxicity in pop culture, but when it comes to his own heartbreak finds himself exhibiting all of the behaviors we saw him condemning in the abstract. His lack of self-awareness is flawlessly executed, and it's especially fun to watch realization dawn on him in the opening scene. It's a piece full of fun banter and intellectual posturing on the part of the characters that gives way to a surprisingly tender and irrational-in-the-best way resolution. Read this play!
  • A Series of Inelastic Collisions
    27 May. 2020
    This is the kind of theatrical response to the 2016 election I most want to see! A kind and nuanced portrayal of the current political divides in this country, this play is a funny, thoughtful, and at times truly heartbreaking portrait of a family breaking to mend itself. I can't wait to see it produced!
  • Dark Skinned Pavement
    27 May. 2020
    I saw this play presented as a reading by Throughline Theatre Company and loved it for its wounded, sensitive, FUNNY, and deeply flawed characters. This play has all the ingredients of a classic family drama (think Arthur Miller, Lorraine Hansberry), but with an incredibly modern and thought-provoking take on race, grief, and living with many types of pain. I would love to see a full production!
  • ALMA
    1 Aug. 2018
    ALMA is a stunning play full of easy comfortable dialogue masking a darkness below the surface. I'm still thinking about these deeply compelling characters weeks after my first reading of it. A true gift for talented actors.

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