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Since StageMilk’s inception, lists have been an integral part of the site. We wanted to provide free, no-nonsense resources for actors all around the world. We are constantly updating these lists, and adding new ones. Go forth, and explore!

I find “Best Of” lists really helpful starting points when exploring new areas of information. Don’t get too caught up in the hierarchy of the lists, but just use these as a launching pad.

Best One-Person Plays

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Sometimes, less is more.  One-person plays, often called one-man or one-woman shows (which we think is perhaps a bit reductive, so we’re going to call them one-person plays) occupy a unique space in modern theatre....

The Best Plays of Lynn Nottage

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Lynn Nottage, born in Brooklyn in the sixties has become one of the most prominent playwrights of her generation. She focuses her attention on the marginalized groups in society, a topic given extra weight in...

The Best Plays of August Strindberg

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The Yin to Henrik Ibsen’s Yang, August Strindberg is one of the greatest playwrights of all time. A contemporary to Chekhov and Ibsen, Strindberg offered something totally different to both of those great writers. Dreams,...

The Best Plays of Aphra Behn

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Aphra Behn is one of the most extraordinary playwrights in history. A mystery, wrapped in an enigma, drenched in poetry and social commentary. A spy during the Dutch-Anglo war, a former prisoner and the first...