Recommended by TJ Young

  • Homecoming '92
    15 Jul. 2020
    This play is packed to the gills in the best way possible. Bavoso keeps us on our toes with his understanding of form and pace. Benji and Ethan have real chemistry on the page and it simmers throughout the entirety of the play. The release at the end of the play is extremely fitting and satisfying. Read this play. What is put in here is purposeful and moving.
  • Unplug
    15 Jul. 2020
    A piece that is filled with heart and takes on one of the hardest choices a person has to make. Having been in the room where this conversation has happened, I could feel the tension and pain as the play built toward what was inevitable. Frandsen has packed a lot into this short piece, and it tugs on the heartstrings in a strong and palpable way.
  • We Were Such Idiots
    14 Jul. 2020
    This short play takes the idea of tension and building stakes and uses it for comedy and to take us on a really unexpected ride. These two characters are lived in, even in such a short amount of time. Because of that, the punch lands that much harder whenever it connects. Solid writing, fun for two actors to explore, and a great piece.
  • Reunion
    14 Jul. 2020
    This play is not afraid to pivot hard and fast, leaving you with emotional whiplash. This play is funny, has heart, and has characters with very strong voices. From the moment of the first line, I knew who they were. It is quick, funny, touching, and would be a blast to see performed. Oh, and the ending? So heartfelt.
  • unquiet American dreams
    13 Jul. 2020
    "We are running out of time" is in the description of the way this should be performed. That singular drive pushes through this with unbridled energy and concern that the effectiveness is only amplified by the economy of words it uses to get the message across. Strong poetic sensibilities infused with current and pertinent topics, this piece is important and if you are looking for a piece to produce easily that is effective, this is it.
  • Lydia
    12 Jul. 2020
    This play is an often funny and swift-moving examination on a topic that many wouldn't dare to even approach. The conversation flows easily and the tactics of the characters feel authentic to their age and situation. And boy, what a situation it is. The tension that is created in this piece near the end is amazing and it accomplishes so much in such a short time frame. This is smart and effective writing, filled with natural twists and revelations. Great piece of writing.
  • Hiccups
    12 Jul. 2020
    One-person shows can be difficult to nail down. This one does it so well. Allowing us to have a deep and personal dive into the mind and life of someone with OCD and how they deal with exploring their sexuality. It is unflinching in the conversation, stretching out the thoughts and process of Ben and placing us in a seat where we can listen, experience, and understand. The audience interactions are great, living up to the ambition of the piece itself. It is personal, powerful, playful, and provocative. This play has heart by the buckets.
  • In the Slush
    12 Jul. 2020
    This play makes you feel secure before ripping the rug out from under you swiftly and harshly. And that is where the fun of this is. Steeped in eldritch horror, Prillaman takes us on a journey of the weird and fantastical that is filled with surprises. Working in a genre that often can feel void of human connection, the characters feel lived in and full. This is exciting and well thought out, using what we think we know and subverting it at just the right moments.
  • B Is For Bullsh!t
    11 Jul. 2020
    From the very beginning of this play, questions of intersectionality and identity are asked in a way that makes it approachable yet hard-hitting. Seeing characters who are unsure about how they identify and being concerned about the ramifications of what they claim for themselves is a refreshing concept. Even the simple notion that bisexuality isn't real as a driving force is strong. This play is layered with concepts about gender roles, gender identity, perceived sexuality, and all the tricky things that come in between. Great read.
  • Thirty Deep
    10 Jul. 2020
    I first saw this play in 2015. Since then, it has remained one of the singular one-acts that come to mind when I think of well-paced and executed storytelling in the form. Morille has a way of mixing the macabre with the lively, the thoughtful with the humorous, and grief with new beginnings. The pace of the script is masterful, leaving time for heart and sincerity when it is needed, pulling us into a world where needs and opportunity stand in conflict with each other. Beautiful piece of writing and a treat for actors and audiences. Produce this play.

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