Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Reckless and other plays

A 'greatest hits' volume by one of the best-known gay playwrights in the US.

Richard Maxwell: Plays 1996-2000

The first collection of work by one of America's most important, vital and original young voices, including Boxing 2000, Caveman and the OBIE-Award winning House.

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Humpty Dumpty and other plays

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

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.

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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.

Latin American Plays

New Drama from Argentina, Cuba, Mexico and Peru

Selected by Sebastian Doggart

An essential introduction to the fascinating but largely unexplored theatre of Latin America, featuring new translations of five contemporary plays written by some the region's most exciting writers.

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True Love Lies

From the Canadian author of Cold Meat Party and Love and Human Remains, in sharp, non-stop dialogue, True Love Lives tears open the nuclear family and finds the heart that is often lost and forgotten. 

 
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Bingo!

Just because we’re all grown up doesn’t mean we have everything figured out. As five old friends try to reclaim their high school glory days, they charge headfirst into the secrets they all tried to run so far from. 

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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.

House of Many Tongues

Somehow, two families are going to have to live together — if they don’t kill each other first. Jonathan Garfinkel's gripping socio-political drama 'attacks the Israeli-Palestinian question through laughs and magic realism' NOW Magazine.

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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.

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.

Lucy Kirkwood Plays: One

Five plays by leading playwright Lucy Kirkwood: Tinderboxit felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now, small hours, NSFW and Chimerica. With an introduction by the author.