what they are saying...
"playwright Trace Crawford offers thoughtful riffs and wordplay on whether we're the master or prisoner of time and whether the force in charge might be wearing a suit or torn jeans and T-shirt... the play sports immensely quotable lines..."
- Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News
"balanced on the edge of Godot's left eyelash... there's a cat and mouse quality to the script. Definitely worth attending."
- Alexandra Bonifield, criticalrant.com
"Waiting for Godot meets In Bruges."
- Lauren Smart, Dallas Observer
And What a Damn Fine Morning It Is...
"a hilarious send-up of consumerism in a neighborhood where aspiration is gospel... playwright Trace Crawford has his mischievous hand on our mercantile pulse"
- Lynn Miller, Talkin' Broadway
“a testosterone-fueled battle over who has the best lawn, car and manly possessions… wonderfully droll”
- Margie Royal, Delaware County News Network
"What can only be described as a good old fashioned 'pissing contest'...So entertaining."
- Naiomi Gall, The AU Review
"Wonderful! The irony was fabulous!"
- Mary Wren, Sydney Arts Guide
- Pam Walker, Megaphone OZ
The Sum of Your Experience...
"The one work that struck this reviewer as the most serious... The scene ends with a real twist that makes this one the winner in the Drama category."
- Alan R. Hall, CVNC
"… a mean-streets shakedown for something other than a character's money, a taut thrill ride…"
- Byron Woods, Independent Weekly
"Part confession and part psychoanalysis..."
- Cliff Bellamy, The Herald Sun
"…the concept was interesting and the climax as the victim, shorn of his memories, stares at the gun the thief had given him in return, excellent…"
- Graham Cleverley, Wort.lu
"Crawford's cyclical twist at the end of the piece was a nice moment of absurdist theatre."
- Andrew Dodds, Melbourne Theatre
"…reminiscent of "Fight Club," as the thief demands that the man give him his memories and forces him to painfully talk about his unhappy and unfulfilling life."
- Katie Reilly, The Rotunda
An Unfamiliar Waltz...
"… an allegorical pseudo-romantic drama between a man, a woman, another man and a hand grenade. I loved this one."
- Russ Bickerstaff,
"For those who desire something thought-provoking, “An Unfamiliar Waltz” will not disappoint… an intriguing and intricate dance."
- Bob Abelman, The News-Herald
A Couple of Metal Gods Sitting Around Talking...
"... wonderfully written by Trace Crawford..."
- Betty Lou Roselle,
Delaware County News Network
"…takes you back to college days or memories of rock concerts attended….funny, yet endearing…"
- Mary DeBerry, AHTSPOT.com
"…entertaining... If you’re as much a pushover for sight gags as I am, you’ll enjoy Carter and Ferreira playing air guitars like it’s a final competition on American Idol."
- Bill Rodriguez, Providence Phoenix
Time to Change the Pitch...
"…Fast-talking TV car salesmen get a creative and funny retread in (the play by) National winner Trace Crawford..."
- George Walker, Indiana Public Media
The Last Firefly...
"Trace Crawford’s oddly enthralling story of ‘The Last Firefly’... (is) delicately recounted with a nice quizzical innocence"
- Wholelotalovely Blog
Christopher Durang Brings Medea Back to Disneyland...
"Crawford places Euripidean characters in a modern absurdist setting, adapting the context of the story to take place in a geographically nebulous resort hotel owned by Creon."
- Melinda M. Marks, San Jose State
Trace was interviewed for the Jan/Feb 2012 issue of The Dramatist magazine.
Read the article HERE --or -- View the cover HERE.
Trace was featured in the June 7, 2011 edition of Theatre Talk, the theatre blog of Columbus Dispatch Theater Critic Michael Grossberg.
Trace was mentioned in the December 2010 issue of American Theatre in the piece they ran about Mildred's Umbrella's Museum of Dysfunction III.
Trace's book, Absolutely Everything ** You Need to Know About Teaching and Performing Improv is out!
You can get it in paperback or for kindle on Amazon.
Trace was interviewed by David Ives along with three other playwrights for an article on ten minute comedies for The Dramatist Magazine. Read the article here.
Check out Neil Gaiman and Conor McCreery performing a reading of Trace's play "The Sum of Your Experience" from 2013 on the Play Productions page.
"The Perfect Independent Film" was selected for the Short + Sweet play festival in Sydney, Australia and will be performed for one week in early 2016.
"How to Succeed in Romance Without Really Connecting"
will be performed by Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia at the Hayman Theatre Upstairs on November 11 & 12.
"The Sum of Your Experience" will be presented by Scribe Stages as a part of The Aftermath at House of Gods in Downtown LA on Nov 15.
"How to Succeed in Romance Without Really Connecting"
will be performed by Play de Luna at Art's Sake Studios in Orlando Florida October 30 - November 21.
"And What a Damn Fine Morning It Is" was performed by The Rex Players, in Wareham, Dorset, England on September 25 & 26.
"The Perfect Independent Film" was performed in the Short + Sweet play festival in Auckland, New Zealand September 8-12, 2015.
"And What a Damn Fine Morning It Is" was performed at Hillaloe Family Resource Centre, County Clare, Ireland on Sept 12 & 13.
"The Perfect Independent Film" was presented during Week One of the Short + Sweet Play Festival in Canberra, Australia, from Aug 4-7, 2015.
"The Perfect Independent Film" was performed in the Short + Sweet Play Festival in Manila, The Philippines, in September 2015.
"A Couple of Metal Gods Sitting Around Talking" was presented at the Colonial Quickies Short Play Festival in Aldan, PA from June 5-21, 2015.
"And What a Damn Fine Morning It Is" was a part of Short+Sweet Dubai on Feb 6 & 7 at Kilachand Theatre, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates.
"The Perfect Independent Film" was presented by Ghost Dog Productions from Feb 23-24, 2015 at The Horse and Stables in London.
"The Perfect Independent Film" was presented by The Echo Theatre in Provo, UT Nov 20 & 21, 2014.
"Back Issues" was a part of 100 Minutes of Insanity by The Unknown Artists of Play Club West. It was presented at The Complex in Hollywood on Oct 21.
"The Lady and 'The Tyger' or William Blake's 'How I Met Your Mother'" was presented by Gato Negro Asociacion Cultural in Lima, Peru Jan 15-Feb 8, 2015.
"How to Succeed in Romance Without Really Connecting" was published in the Smith and Kraus anthology The Best Ten Minute Plays 2014.
"And What a Damn Fine Morning It Is" was presented by Bite-Sized Plays in their Big Bite-Sized Breakfast show at the Pleasance Dome Venue at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from July 30-August 25.
"The Lady and 'The Tyger' or William Blake's 'How I Met Your Mother'" was presented by Thespians Anonymous Theatrical Society on August 21 as a part of The Night of The Arts at the Helsinki Festival.
"And What a Damn Fine Morning It Is" was presented by Bite-Sized Plays in their Big Bite-Sized Late Breakfast show at the Brighton Fringe from May 4-June 1 where it won a People's Choice Award. The entire Bite-Sized production was nominated for "Best Theatre Performance" in the Festival.
"And What a Damn Fine Morning It Is" was presented at the Short+Sweet Festival in Canberra, Australia August 12-15.
"And What a Damn Fine Morning It Is" won both the People's Choice and Judges awards at the Short + Sweet play festival in Sydney, Australia and was performed at the Gala Finals on March 21!
"And What a Damn Fine Morning It Is" was presented by The New American Theatre in a workshop format at The Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles March 9 & 16.
"The Watch" was presented by Pegasus Theatre at the Festival of Independent Theatre at White Rock Lake in Dallas, TX July 11-Aug 6.
The Smith & Kraus anthology The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2011 featuring Trace's play "The Lady and 'The Tyger' or William Blake's 'How I Met Your Mother'" and The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2012 featuring "A Couple of Metal Gods Sitting Around Talking" are now out!
Orange Tea Theatre Company presented four of Trace's plays ("And What a Damn Fine Morning It Is," "An Unfamiliar Waltz," "The Sum of Your Experience," and "How to Succeed in Romance without Really Connecting") on December 14, 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
"How to Succeed in Romance without Really Connecting" was presented by The Mirror Theatre in LA as part of their 'Til Tech Do Us Part festival from June 14-30, 2013.
"The Sum of Your Experience" advanced to the Gala Finals of the Short + Sweet play festival in Sydney, Australia and was performed at the Seymore Centre on March 22 & 23.
"The Sum of Your Experience" was performed by Neil Gaiman and Conor McCreery at The 34th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts at the Orlando Airport Marriott on Mar 22.
"The Sum of Your Experience" was presented by The Artistic Home in Chicago in the 12th Annual Cut to the Chase Festival from Feb 8-23.
"The Last Firefly" was included in the monologue book InterJACtions II from JAC Publishing. It can be purchased here.
"COINTELPRO Visits the Church Basement Ladies" was presented in the 2012 edition of Subversive Shorts playing June 21-July 15 at the Subversive Theatre Collective in Buffalo, NY.
"The Last Firefly" was selected as one of three monologues for the June Play of the Month on NYCPlaywrights. It will be recorded and available on YouTube and the NYCPlaywrights website.
"COINTELPRO Visits the Church Basement Ladies" was presented by Love Creek Productions' Brief Acts Company June 15-17, 2012 at The Producers' Club in NYC.
"Back Issues" premiered in a production by Roxbury Repertory Theater at Roxbury Community College as part of their 2012 production of 6 Playwrights In Search of a Stage on April 27.
"Everybody's a Critic" was given a reading by BrooklynONE Theatre + Film at LoneStar Bar & Grill in Brooklyn on April 5th.
"An Unfamiliar Waltz" was included in The 16th Annual One-Act Festival - "Hot from the Oven - Fresh on Delivery" produced by The Fine Arts Association in Willoughby, OH, April 20 - May 5.
"An Unfamiliar Waltz" was selected for the North American New Plays Festival produced by Carte Blanche Studios in Milwaukee, WI, January 19-29, 2012.
"The Sum of Your Experience" was a part of Museum of Dysfunction presented by Mildred's Umbrella at the Obsidian Art Space in Houston, December 1-10.
"The Sum of Your Experience" was presented by Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company as a part of their 2011 New Play Fest this November in NYC.
"The Watch" was selected as a winner in the One-Act Category of the Chameleon Theatre Circle's 12th Annual New Play Contest. Winners were given a reading at the festival on September 10.
"The Watch" was selected to be given a staged reading by Truffle Theatre Company in their 1st Truffle Hunt New Play Festival August 30 & 31 at 7:30 at 61 Local in Brooklyn.
"And What a Damn Fine Morning it Is" was presented as a part of Fusion Theatre Company's The Seven: Tangled Webs in Albuquerque, NM, June 9-12, 2011.