The Humans Revised TCG Edition

Author: Stephen Karam
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559368632
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Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in Manhattan. Unfolding over a single scene, this “delirious tragicomedy” (Chicago Sun-Times) by acclaimed young playwright Stephen Karam “infuses the traditional kitchen-sink family drama with qualities of horror in his portentous and penetrating work of psychological unease” (Variety), creating an indelible family portrait.

Water by the Spoonful Revised TCG Edition

Author: Quiara Alegría Hudes
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559368772
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“How many plays make us long for grace? Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Hudes is such a rare play; it is a yearning, funny, deeply sad and deeply lyrical piece, a worthy companion to Hudes’s Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue. The play infects us with the urge to find connection within our families and communities and remains with us long after we’ve left the theater.” –Paula Vogel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of How I Learned to Drive “Hudes’s writing is controlled and graceful. Each of the play’s 15 short scenes is perfectly balanced, the language both lyrical and lucid.” –Richard Zoglin, Time “For a drama peopled by characters who have traveled a long way in the dark, Water by the Spoonful gives off a shimmering, sustaining warmth. Ms. Hudes writes with such empathy and vibrant humor about people helping one another to face down their demons that regeneration and renewal always seem to be just around the corner.” –Charles Isherwood, New York Times Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Water by the Spoonful is “a rich, brilliant montage of American urban life that is as dazzling to watch as it is difficult to look away from” (Associated Press). Somewhere in Philadelphia, Elliot has returned from Iraq and is struggling to find his place in the world. Somewhere in a chat room, recovering addicts forge an unbreakable bond of support and love. The boundaries of family and community are stretched across continents and cyberspace as birth families splinter and online families collide. Water by the Spoonful is a heartfelt and poetic meditation on lives on the brink of redemption and self-discovery during a time of heightened uncertainty, “as startling and innovative and human on the page as on the stage” (Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-Winning author). Hudes’s cycle of three plays began with Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue (Pulitzer Prize finalist) and concludes with The Happiest Song Plays Last. Quiara Alegría Hudes is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Water by the Spoonful, the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights and the Pulitzer Prize finalist Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue. Her other works include Barrio Grrrl!, a children’s musical; 26 Miles; Yemaya’s Belly and The Happiest Song Plays Last, the third piece in her acclaimed trilogy. Hudes is on the board of Philadelphia Young Playwrights, which produced her first play in the tenth grade. She now lives in New York with her husband and children.

Speech Debate TCG Edition

Author: Stephen Karam
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559368659
Format: PDF
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In this deliciously zany dark comedy, three misfit high school students form an unconventional debate club, complete with a musical version of The Crucible, an unusual podcast, and a ploy to take down the corrupt drama teacher. Together, Diwata, Solomon, and Howie uncover real truths amid fantasy in this incisive play about sexuality, loneliness, and identity.

Marjorie Prime TCG Edition

Author: Jordan Harrison
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559368497
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"A thought-provoking play about memory, its corruption and our insistence that technology help us outwit death."—The New York Times "It's the kind of experience that keeps unfolding in the mind long after the play is over."—Los Angeles Times In a future not far from our present, Marjorie spends her time rewriting her past in favor of her idealized memories, with help from the intriguingly innovative technology that allows her to do so. With deeply felt characters – both real and in the form of holograms or "Primes"—Jordan Harrison's widely acclaimed new play burrows into the most troubling questions of the digital age: are we replacing our memory with a false reality, and what does that mean about the preservation of the truth? Marjorie Prime ultimately asks whether manipulating our past is a corruption of history or a welcome consolation. Jordan Harrison's other plays include Maple and Vine, Doris to Darlene, Amazons and their Men, Act a Lady, Finn in the Underworld, Futura, Kid-Simple, The Museum Play, Standing on Ceremony, Suprema, and Fit for Feet. His children's musical, The Flea and the Professor, won the 2011 Barrymore Award for Best Production. Harrison is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, a Theater Masters' Innovative Playwright Award, the Kesselring Prize, the Heideman Award, the Loewe Award for Musical Theater, Jerome and McKnight Fellowships from The Playwrights' Center, and a NEA/TCG Playwright-in-Residence Grant.

The Liquid Plain TCG Edition

Author: Naomi Wallace
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559368411
Format: PDF
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“American theater needs more plays like Naomi Wallace’s The Liquid Plain—by which I mean works that are historical, epic and poetic, that valorize the lives of the poor and oppressed.”—Time Out New York On the docks of late eighteenth-century Rhode Island, two runaway slaves find love and a near-drowned man. With a motley band of sailors, they plan a desperate and daring run to freedom. As the mysteries of their identities come to light, painful truths about the past and present collide and flow into the next generation. Acclaimed playwright Naomi Wallace’s newest work brings to life a group of people whose stories have been erased from history. Told with lyricism and power, The Liquid Plain was awarded the 2012 Horton Foote Prize for Promising New American Play. This sweeping historical saga has enjoyed acclaimed runs at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Signature Theatre in New York. Naomi Wallace is a playwright from Kentucky. Her plays, which have been produced in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, and the Middle East, include In the Heart of America, Slaughter City, One Flea Spare, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Things of Dry Hours, The Fever Chart: Three Visions of the Middle East, And I and Silence, The Hard Weather Boating Party , and The Liquid Plain. Awards include the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (twice), Joseph Kesselring Prize, Fellowship of Southern Writers Drama Award, Obie Award, Horton Foote Award for Most Promising New American Play, MacArthur Fellowship, and the inaugural Windham Campbell Prize for Drama.

The Humans

Author: Stephen Karam
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559365129
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An engrossing new work about the people we hold close, and the anxieties we hold even closer.

Eclipsed Revised TCG Edition

Author: Danai Gurira
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559368748
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Despite an ongoing war, little hope of change, and being held captive by a warlord in Liberia, four women band together and find strength despite their circumstances. From award-winning playwright and actress Danai Gurira this is the revised edition of the enthralling play that made history as the first ever Broadway production written, directed, and entirely cast with black women.

Mary Jane TCG Edition

Author: Amy Herzog
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1559368985
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“The most profound and harrowing of Ms. Herzog’s many fine plays.” —Jesse Green, New York Times Armed with medicines, feeding tubes, and various medical equipment, Mary Jane is a single mother and indefatigable force when it comes to caring for her young, sick child. A moving play about the stalwart endurance of a devoted mother, Mary Jane demonstrates the prevailing strength of the human will when fueled by unconditional love.

Ruined TCG Edition

Author: Lynn Nottage
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 155936629X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A powerful new play by the author of Intimate Apparel.

Gloria TCG Edition

Author: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559365451
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A satire on power and desperation that was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize.