Recommended by TJ Young

    14 Jun. 2020
    From the jump, there is this exploration of black bodies in academic spaces. An adaptation for the contemporary audiences and actors, this piece moves along with heart and an exploration of the parts of academia that often go unnoticed or spoken about. Oh, and it's funny! That is always a plus. Great work, give it a read!
  • Ador'd Once, Too
    8 Jun. 2020
    Ador'd Once, Too is one of those scripts that gives an opportunity for a lot of actors to shine. It is rich with references that lovers of Twelth Night will appreciate while forging its own path. The little threads that might have been one line in Shakespeare's script have been pulled into fully fleshed characters and plots here. The life of Sir Andrew becomes more fleshed out and rounded with this addition and his budding love is a joy to watch. Sir Toby is especially fun here. This is a great world-expanding extension to a classic and loved story.
  • 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)
    1 Jun. 2020
    There is always a tricky task in pointing out problematic aspects of pop culture without sounding didactic. This piece accomplishes that task by doing what every great script does - leans on fantastic characters. I laughed out loud at Sam's spiral into the very thing he seems to rally against initially. It's poignant in that way. The characters are flawed, like us, and live in their contradictions in a way that makes us think while chuckling. This play is filled with energy, fantastic monologues, and a truth about one of our favorite songs that we have glossed over. Read it!
  • Lower Sherbourne
    25 May. 2020
    Malone proves himself to not only be adept at adaptation but demonstrates his ability to capture a variety of character voices while juggling a large cast. By taking on this giant of a play, Toby manages to make it accessible. Set in current Covid times, this play is filled with characters whos intersectionality provides commentary on the inequity and power struggle within diverse groups of people. Their identity does not take away from their wants or needs, and the relationships are made deeper by Malone allowing them to live in their biases, beautiful and ugly, all while attempting to thrive.
  • Outgrowth
    21 May. 2020
    This play is an intense mediation on life. Through the memories of Alby and the two individuals closest to him in his adult life, Malone grants us a view into the heart of a troubled and often disconnected man. Both Natalie and Seth circle Alby, trying to understand this maelstrom of a man they love, hoping to reach him. Much like the characters, we can see the pain coming but are powerless to stop it. So, instead, we search for meaning in that pain, finding the depth of love Alby himself struggles to articulate. Incredible work.
  • Grenadine
    22 Jan. 2020
    This is a stunning piece of writing. The true nature of the piece lies in the complexity Neil packs into the little moments of the work. It moves at a pace that makes the moments he sneaks in there hit harder. And boy, do they hit. The exploration of love, friendship, and what it means to really be there for someone makes this a play that everyone should read, see, produce, or be a part of in some way. Astounding work.
  • Stone Pebble Girls
    9 Aug. 2017
    Talk about compelling theatre! This amazingly crafted script is a deep and moving look at the "other" and how they are treated in contemporary American landscapes. Turnage takes the time and care to usher us through the truly magical world of the play in a way that is stirring. From the concept of motherhood, family, ownership, sexuality, and even abuse, she still ignites the world she creates with poetic language, stunning images, and a level of musicality that helps these pages sing.
  • Judas Kissed Kid
    31 May. 2017
    Fantastic writing by a great talent! YOU MUST READ THIS PLAY!