Recommended by TJ Young

  • Soul Magnet Beneath The Limestone
    18 Jun. 2024
    This play is a rollercoaster. And I love roller coasters. Futrell wraps you in, utilizing the setting as a pressure cooker for emotional exploration, while leaving you laughing at the world he is spinning in front of you. This is a captivating read and I would love to see this show performed.
  • ACANTHUS
    7 Jan. 2024
    This play is a fantastic and surprisingly touching comedy about grief, community, and how we can move on after loss. But, one thing to know is that this play is FUNNY. Morille has a way of navigating the needs of these characters in a way that is never predictable but always feels satisfying. There is a hint of magic against the grounded nature of the American West, creating a moving and entertaining piece of theater. Check this script out!
  • Group/Text
    19 Jul. 2022
    This play is so fun! Starting from the idea of how we communicate to each other and AROUND each other, this script provides not only a way for us to see and laugh at it but also a way for it to be embodied. The super theatrical nature of this play is a lot of fun and provides for a great visualization of text messaging by putting a person there to represent it. Plus, the gender-neutral names allows for flexible casting so anyone can see themselves in this play. So much room for imagination at play!
  • 997 Pieces
    15 Jul. 2022
    Talk about a comedy that gives a group of actors something to have fun with. The jokes don't just lie in the words, but these characters - shaped nicely and clearly by Malone - will be a blast for anyone to step into. The room for physical comedy is great and it ramps up into a hilarious conclusion that is the perfect resolution to this hilarious piece. It also leaves room for an ensemble to bring their own humor to the performance. Great work! DO THIS PLAY! People will love it!
  • 997 Pieces
    15 Jul. 2022
    Talk about a comedy that gives a group of actors something to have fun with. The jokes don't just lie in the words, but these characters - shaped nicely and clearly by Malone - will be a blast for anyone to step into. The room for physical comedy is great and it ramps up into a hilarious conclusion that is the perfect resolution to this hilarious piece. It also leaves room for an ensemble to bring their own humor to the performance. Great work! DO THIS PLAY! People will love it!
  • Behold, A Negress
    3 Mar. 2022
    This play is a stunning piece of theatre. Beautiful and striking in the set-up, this play is a look at life and love after a traumatic past. Most of all, it is a great meditation on the boundaries we allow others to cross when we love them and what happens when a boundary is set to protect yourself. The production I saw was amazing and I am glad I got to see this play at the start of the long life it will have.
  • Wendy and the Neckbeards
    17 Dec. 2020
    This play is a masterful accomplishment. The subject matter is pointed, never shying away from the true brutality of the ugly parts of humanity it exposes. All of this is done with a great bead on real people and relationships that feel flawed in the way humans are. The Neckbeards are a fantastic device and KBQ demonstrates the deep pain some people who hurt others hold while not excusing their actions. There were moments where my heart was racing, begging my eyes to take in the words faster. It is sharp, witty, purposeful, and incredibly powerful. Spectacular to the end.
  • Kangaroo Boy
    16 Dec. 2020
    The thing I love about this play is that the message is clear, but it is grounded in real characters. It puts into context the struggle for identity that teens wrestle with on multiple levels. Culture and gender shake hands in this caring depiction of two kids navigating the world of bullies and friendship. It also gives voice to the way people treat immigrants as novelties. This is a great play for any TYA group looking to speak to this important subject.
  • Most Likely To Succeed
    8 Dec. 2020
    This play drips with an understanding of what the unsaid can do to people. Given a chance to put words to their past, and in an attempt to chase something that was lost, James and Flynn feel like they are not only formed in the writer's mind but that they are fully formed for each other. The result is a play that touches on the desire to reconnect and reclaim what could have been.
  • Light the Way Back
    12 Oct. 2020
    This play caught me by surprise. Moving and deeply rooted in the "now", it speaks to a future we both hope for and one that we fear. But, at the heart of this play is the enduring power of storytelling and the importance of the medium we function in. This play is laced with sadness and loss while introducing a statement of hope. Beautiful work. This feels like a piece to be performed once we "are back" that will feel triumphant when it is seen.

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