Recommended by Claudia Haas

  • A Lot of Time to Think
    18 Apr. 2023
    This will give you minimal time to think. Think fast because there’s not a lot of time. Not even as much time as Dzubak suggests. Root for him, pray for him, but can you grant the gift of time?
  • i am coming home
    16 Apr. 2023
    Riveting and terrifying, Berger explores the unknown scars that grow after trauma. No easy answers are given, but the mystery of what time, fear, and unwanted knowledge can do to your psyche grips you tightly. And it doesn’t let go even when the play ends.
  • The Lady of The Sea
    16 Apr. 2023
    Everytime I went to the ocean, my older cousin would proclaim, “the sea will reclaim their own.” And that phrase haunted me through Feeny-Williams magical play. I am a huge fan of Under Milkwood and Feeny-Williams finds her way around this prompt to create a new fable using a day by the sea. It is the stuff that sea shantys are made of. It’s the stuff of sea-dreams and wave-crashing nightmares. It is the all-powerful and mystical sea. It is the stuff of theatre.
  • Any Port in a Storm
    16 Apr. 2023
    As the perfect storm brews outside, another storm is brewing. The result is an eruption of maybe romance, maybe healing, maybe danger, and maybe, just maybe, a future will unfold. But before anything can happen, the characters have to weather all the storms. Filled with tension and high-flying anxiety, this short play is filled with surprises. The play is a treat for the actors and the audiences.
  • The Little Christmas Tree
    15 Apr. 2023
    Loss and grief is so hard to portray because we have all been there but it is still a unique experience. The loss of a child is harder because no one wants to go there. Hall gives us a glimpse into the unbearable and impossible with a truth that grips you. And holds you.
  • Table for Thirteen
    15 Apr. 2023
    I don’t know how Plumridge has managed a Last Supper monologue for Jesus without it being sacrilegious but it’s here: funny, maybe truer to the truth than we imagine and touched with specifics about diet, Da Vinci and Judas that makes it all so accessible to our times.
  • Nina and Drew in a Little Canoe
    15 Apr. 2023
    You can’t have butterflies forever. And try as you might, DeFrates amazing, longing-filled play holds a mirror to the dream of those butterflies and the truth of when they fly away.
  • How Much Do You Love Me?
    7 Apr. 2023
    Soucy asks us, what if we choose love? What if? Terse and tense, you sit at the edge of your seats, wondering what is worth dying for! A good question. Asked and answered.
  • Pandora's Box of Donuts
    7 Apr. 2023
    “I can live with maybe.” Such a telling statement and only maybe true. Depression is double-edged and Kantor reveals the edges. Kantor poses friendship as hope and who knows? Maybe it is,
  • Clara the Christmas Tree Angel (ten-minute play)
    6 Apr. 2023
    Christmas traditions can have baggage. They also hold memory - ready or not, here they come. Cokinos gives us both. Laughs? Yes. Sadness? Of course. Family, holiday, a tree topper, and change are all tangled like your Christmas lights after a year in storage. Untangling can be therapeutic. Wistful and sweet,