Many of Trace Crawford's plays
are available for download at Production Scripts
What they are saying...
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
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...
"…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’... delicately recounted with a nice quizzical innocence"
- Wholelotalovely Blog
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.
An excerpt from "The Watch" was published in the February, 2012 edition of the online Literary Magazine Forty Ounce Bachelors.
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.
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 will present 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.
"And What a Damn Fine Morning It Is" will be performed in the top 80 event at the Short + Sweet play festival in Sydney, Australia during early 2014.
"The Lady and 'The Tyger' or William Blake's 'How I Met Your
Mother'" will be presented by Niagara University as a part of their short play festival between January 17-19, 2014 .
"How to Succeed in Romance without Really Connecting" will be
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.
"And What A Damn Fine Morning It Is" was selected for Longwood
University's 5th Annual 0-60 Ten-Minute Play Festival, and was performed April 25-28.
"The Sum of Your Experience" was presented by Raconteur Theatre Company as a part of their Flex Play Festival from May 3-18 in Columbus OH.
"The Sum of Your Experience" was presented 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.
"And What A Damn Fine Morning It Is" was presented by Madlab as a part of their Theatre Roulette from May 9-25 in Columbus, OH.
"The Last Firefly" was included in the monologue book InterJACtions II from JAC Publishing. It can be purchased here.
"The Last Firefly" was presented by Insignificant Theatre at their August Speakeasy in London.
"And What a Damn Fine Morning it Is" was presented by Artists' Exchange in Cranston, RI, August 16-26.
"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" will be presented by Love Creek Productions' Brief Acts Company June 15-17, 2012 at The Producers' Club in NYC.
"The Lady and 'The Tyger' or William Blake's 'How I Met Your Mother'" was presented as a radio play by Spokane Radio Theatre on May 13, 2012.
"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.
"The Sum of Your Experience" was presented by the New World Theatre Club in the Luxembourg 2012 Ten Minute Play Festival in Mamer, Luxenbourg from May 10-12, 2012.
"Everybody's a Critic" was given a reading by BrooklynONE Theatre + Film at LoneStar Bar & Grill in Brooklyn on April 5th, 2012.
"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, 2012.
"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, 2011.
"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.
"A Couple of Metal Gods Sitting Around Talking'" has been selected to be published in the Smith & Kraus anthology The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2012.
"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.