The Flick

Author: Annie Baker

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559364580

Category: ART

Page: 177

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In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, the tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks of three underpaid employees play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. Original.


Author: Annie Baker

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781559365680

Category: Drama

Page: 160

View: 7154

The highly anticipated new play from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of The Flick.

The Aliens

Author: Annie Baker,Michael Chernus,Patch Darragh,Erin Gann

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822224730

Category: Drama

Page: 72

View: 8342

THE STORY: Two angry young men sit behind a Vermont coffee shop and discuss music and Bukowski. When a lonely high-school student arrives on the scene, they decide to teach him everything they know. A play with music about friendship, art, love and


Author: Annie Baker

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781559365291

Category: Drama

Page: 160

View: 629

A haunting and quietly devastating new play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Flick."


Author: Lynn Nottage

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822237644

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 99

View: 488

Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.


A Play

Author: Ayad Akhtar

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 0316324477

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 3458

"Sparkling and combustible" (Bloomberg Businessweek), "DISGRACED rubs all kinds of unexpected raw spots with intelligence and humor" (Newsday). "In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Akhtar puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another.... Everyone has been told that politics and religion are two subjects that should be off-limits at social gatherings. But watching these characters rip into these forbidden topics, there's no arguing that they make for ear-tickling good theater" (New York Times). "Add a liberal flow of alcohol and a couple of major secrets suddenly revealed, and you've got yourself one dangerous dinner party" (Associated Press).

Uncle Vanya

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov,Annie Baker

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781559364478

Category: Drama

Page: 114

View: 2071

"Superior to any other Uncle Vanya I've read or seen... Baker practices astonishing verbal magic over and over again." - Clancy Martin, Paris Review "Strikingly intimate... Free of the stilted or formal locutions that clutter up some of the more antique-sounding translations... Ms. Baker has given the play a natural but distinctly contemporary American sound." - Charles Isherwood, New York Times "Devastatingly beautiful... People are going to be talking about this one for years." - Jacob Gallagher-Ross, Village Voice "More than a modern-dress treatment of a classic work, it's a fresh rethinking of the material from the perspective of a modern mind." - Marilyn Stasio, Variety Annie Baker, one of the most celebrated playwrights in the United States, lends her truthful observation and elegant command of the colloquial to Anton Chekhov's despairing masterpiece Uncle Vanya. A critical hit in its sold-out Off-Broadway premiere, Baker's telling is a refreshingly intimate and modern treatment of a Chekhovian classic. Annie Baker’s plays include The Flick (The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Obie Award), The Aliens (Obie Award), Circle Mirror Transformation (Obie Award) and Body Awareness. Her work has been produced at more than a hundred theaters in the U.S. and in more than a dozen countries internationally. Recent honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Steinberg Playwright Award and New York Drama Critics Circle Award. She is a resident playwright at the Signature Theatre.

Between Riverside and Crazy

Author: Stephen Adly Guirgis

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822233401

Category: Drama

Page: 55

View: 2534

THE STORY: Ex-cop and recent widower Walter “Pops” Washington and his newly paroled son Junior have spent a lifetime living between Riverside and crazy. But now, the NYPD is demanding his signature to close an outstanding lawsuit, the landlord wants him out, the liquor store is closed—and the church won’t leave him alone. When the struggle to keep one of New York City’s last great rent-stabilized apartments collides with old wounds, sketchy new houseguests, and a final ultimatum, it seems that the old days may be dead and gone.

Really Really

Author: Paul Downs Colaizzo

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822227487

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 62

View: 9478

A contemporary drama that pushes the edges and embraces the harsh reality of today's youth. At an elite university, when the party of the year results in the regret of a lifetime, one person will stop at nothing to salvage a future that is suddenly slipping away. In this quick-witted and gripping comic tragedy about 'Generation Me,' it's every man for himself.


Author: Will Eno

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849435790

Category: Drama

Page: 72

View: 8406

Mary Swanson just moved to Middletown. About to have her first child, she is eager to enjoy the neighbourly bonds a small town promises. But life in Middletown is complicated: neighbours are near strangers and moments of connection are fleeting. Middletown is a playful, poignant portrait of a town with two lives, one ordinary and visible, the other epic and mysterious.Middletown was awarded the prestigious Horton Foote Prize for Promising New American Play in 2010. ‘The strange beauty of life and its sometimes unbearable weight are both considered with a screwball lyricism... pitch-perfect... delicate, moving and wry’ - New York Times

Gruesome Playground Injuries; Animals Out of Paper; Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Three Plays

Author: Rajiv Joseph

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

ISBN: 1593763891

Category: Drama

Page: 352

View: 1099

Rajiv Joseph is one of today’s most acclaimed young playwrights. The winner of numerous awards, including an NEA Award for Best Play and a Whiting Writers Award, he is an artist to watch. This volume gathers together for the first time his three major works to date. Included herein are his latest play, Gruesome Playground Injuries, which charts the intersection of two lives using scars, wounds, and calamity as the mile markers to explore why people hurt themselves to gain another’s love and the cumulative effect of such damage; Animals Out of Paper, a subtle, elegant, yet bracing examination of the artistic impulse and those in its thrall, which follows a world-famous origamist as she becomes the unwitting mentor to a troubled young prodigy, even as she must deal with her own loss of inspiration; and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, a darkly comedic drama that looks on as the lives of two American soldiers, an Iraqi translator, and a tiger intersect on the streets of Baghdad.

The Shipment and Lear


Author: Young Jean Lee

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559366664

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 311

A provocative skewering of race in America.


Author: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822234335

Category: Drama

Page: 61

View: 6408

THE STORY: This funny, trenchant, and powerful play follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. But when an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever.

Reasons to be Pretty

Author: Neil LaBute

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822223948

Category: Drama

Page: 63

View: 8168

THE STORY: A love story about the impossibility of love, REASONS TO BE PRETTY introduces us to Greg, who really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph. Unfortunately, he also thinks she has a few physical imperfections, and when he casually mentions t

Body Awareness

Author: Annie Baker

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 0573663106

Category: Drama

Page: 71

View: 6274

It's "Body Awareness Week" on a Vermont college campus and Phyllis, the organizer, and her partner, Joyce, are hosting one of the guest artists in their home, Frank, a photographer famous for his female nude portraits. Both his presence in the home and his chosen subject instigate tension from the start.

The Realistic Joneses

Author: Will Eno

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 155936792X

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 5058

A wonderfully moving new play by the Pulitzer Prize-finalist author of "Thom Pain (based on nothing)."

Indecent (TCG Edition)

Author: Paula Vogel

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 1559368683

Category: Drama

Page: 112

View: 9247

“Revelatory…As intimate and immediate as a whispered secret. Vogel’s play thrums with music, desire, and fear, and it’s shrewd about the ways in which America isn’t free, and about how art does and doesn’t transcend the perilous winds of history.” —New Yorker “Superbly realized…Indecent, the powerful play by Paula Vogel, sheds an eye-opening light on a little-known time when theatrical history, Jewish culture, and the frank depiction of homosexuality intersected, with explosive results.” —New York Times “Gorgeous. Illuminating and heartbreaking. Rich in sympathy and humor, Indecent has the scope of an epic but the intimacy of a chamber piece…It celebrates and illustrates the power of theater.” —Time Out New York “A moving and fascinating play…A singular achievement… The historical perspective is vast and knowing…Has there ever been anything quite like Indecent, a play that touches—I mean deeply touches—so much rich emotion about history and the theater, anti-Semitism, homophobia, censorship, world wars, red-baiting, and oh, yes, joyful human passion?...An extraordinary play.” —Newsday “Indecent is more than a play about forbidden love: It’s about theater as a life force.” —New York Post When Sholem Asch wrote God of Vengeance in 1907, he didn’t imagine the height of controversy the play would eventually reach. Performing at first in Yiddish and German, the play’s subject matter wasn’t deemed contentious until it was produced in English, when the American audiences were scandalized by the onstage depiction of an amorous affair between two women. Paula Vogel’s newest work traces the trajectory of the show’s success through its tour in Europe to its abrupt and explosive demise on Broadway in 1923—including the arrest of the entire production’s cast and crew. Paula Vogel is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of How I Learned to Drive. Her other plays include Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq, A Civil War Christmas, The Long Christmas Ride Home, and The Baltimore Waltz, among others. She has also had a distinguished career as a teacher and mentor to younger playwrights, first at Brown University and then at the Yale School of Drama.

Mr Burns

Author: Anne Washburn

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783196394

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 1747

It’s the end of everything in contemporary America. A future without power. But what will survive? Mr Burns asks how the stories we tell make us the people we are, explodes the boundaries between pop and high culture and, when society has crumbled, imagines the future for America’s most famous family.