Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Children's Republic

A powerful play about Dr Janusz Korczak and his struggle to protect the children at his orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto from the horrors of the Second World War.

Fat Ham

Winner of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, James Ijames' play reinvents Shakespeare's Hamlet in startling and hilarious ways amidst the backdrop of a family barbecue in the American South.

Kimberly Akimbo

The hearwarming, Tony Award-winning musical about a young girl with a genetic condition that leaves her prematurely aged.

Lion in the Streets

The spirit of a girl who was killed in tragic circumstances delves into the secret lives of her neighbours as she searches for her killer.

Habitat

Janet and her mother Margaret both live on Mapleview Lanes - the perfect neighbourhood with the perfect neighbours, until Lewis Chance buys a house on their street to open a group home for troubled adolescents.

The Substance of Fire and other plays

This collection contains Jon Robin Baitz's debut play, The Film Society, alongside two more recent works: The End of the Day and the title play, The Substance of Fire.

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The Mammary Plays

How I Learned to Drive & The Mineola Twins

Two plays by a leading American dramatist, which together provide mirror-image investigations of coming of age in the sixties.

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Out of the Fringe

Contemporary Latina/Latino Theatre & Performance

An anthology featuring ten of the most influential and prolific Latino theatre artists of recent years.

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The Mystery of Irma Vep and other plays

Five exotic plays from the famous Ridiculous Theatre of New York.

 

Luna Park: short plays and monologues

A collection of work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, featuring three decades' worth of short plays, one-acts and monologues.

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Humpty Dumpty and other plays

Three plays from one of the most singular and exhilarating commentators on American life.

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Dirty Story and other plays

Three plays from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Doubt.

Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven and Other Plays

A collection of plays from the experimental writer-director Young Jean Lee.

Liars, Thieves and Other Sinners on the Bench

A uniquely American writer and performer, Carson has spent fifteen years working with peoples' stories in communities across America, crafting more than thirty plays from the oral histories she has collected.

Oh, Wild West!

In this trio of plays, Culture Clash rewrites California’s past in the performance troupe’s own irreverent comic style, interweaving pop culture with their home state’s local history. Includes plays: Chavez Ravine, Water & Power and Zorro in Hell.

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Shakespeare's Will

Vern Thiessen, winner of the Governor General's Award for his play Einstein's Gift, gives a voice to one of the most silent characters in history: Anne Hathaway, the wife of William Shakespeare.

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Boleros for the Disenchanted and other plays

Four new plays that interweave love and politics, from the screenwriter of The Motorcycle Diaries.

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East/West Quartet

Four plays - spanning a decade - from the leading Chinese-American playwright.