Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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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.

Boleros for the Disenchanted and other plays

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

East/West Quartet

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

Chekhov's Three Sisters and Woolf's Orlando

Adaptations of two classic works through the unique lens of playwright Sarah Ruhl.

100 Monologues

A definitive collection of all of Eric Bogosian's monologues, originally performed as part of his six off-Broadway solo shows.

The Hallway Trilogy

A series of connected plays—Rose, Paraffin, and Nursing—that together form a dark and compelling exploration of what binds people together and drives them apart.

Five Plays

Five plays by a major American playwright, all set in the author’s home state of Idaho, demonstrating his extraordinary knack for exposing, without condescension or easy moralizing, the pathos in marginalized lives.

The Kilroys List: Volume One

97 Monologues and Scenes by Female and Trans Playwrights

A collection of monologues and scenes from The Kilroys List, a vetted collection of plays written by female and trans writers, nominated by hundreds of professional artistic directors, literary managers, professors, producers, directors, and dramaturgs.

The Detroit Project

Three provocative dramas, Paradise Blue, Detroit ’67 and Skeleton Crew, making up a play cycle examining the sociopolitical history of Detroit.

The List

The riveting story of a woman haunted by internal regret when she fails to critically prioritise her world

Three Sisters

A masterful new translation of Chekhov’s exploration of yearning and disillusionment.

Evening Plays

Three new dramas, written as a response to Dante's Divine Comedy.

He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box and Other Plays

Adrienne Kennedy's acclaimed play about an interracial love affair in the 1940s, in a volume with two other plays: Etta and Ella on the Upper West Side and Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles?

Coming to Terms: American Plays & the Vietnam War

An inspiring and often poignant collection of plays written in the era of the Vietnam War, from some of the most revered American playwrights, reflecting on the social and political ethos of a pivotal moment for America.

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Two for the Show

Scenes for student actors

Edited by Brian Kennedy

A fascinating collection of short scenes for two actors. Drawn from the work of Canada's premiere playwrights, the thirty-nine different scenes have been chosen by an experienced drama teacher, with easy directions and theatre terms explained.