Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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A Master Builder

Wallace Shawn's version of Henrik Ibsen's Master Builder Solness, made into a film by Jonathan Demme in 2014 — a film that is an utterly contemporary vision of Ibsen's classic play.

Storefront Church

A compassionate morality tale about a elected official in the Bronx forced into a confrontation by the mortgage crisis, Storefront Church is the concluding part of John Patrick Shanley's 'Church and State' trilogy of plays.

The Assembled Parties

An incisive portrait of a family grasping for stability at the dawn of a new millennium.

The Country House

A witty and compelling play that takes a piercing look at a family of performers coming to terms with the roles they play in each other’s lives.

Stage Kiss

Sarah Ruhl, one of America’s most widely produced playwrights, brings her unique mix of lyricism, sparkling humour and fierce intelligence to the world of romantic comedy.

Girls Like That and other plays for teenagers

Four urgent and explosive plays by award-winning playwright Evan Placey, each tackling issues facing young people today.

The James Plays

Rona Munro’s vividly imagined trilogy brings to life three generations of Stewart kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century.

The Book of Grace

Suzan-Lori Parks' fierce and intimate three-person drama, a companion piece to her Pulitzer Prize-winning play Topdog/Underdog.

Prodigal Son

An explosive portrait of a young man on the verge of either salvation or destruction, from the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Doubt.

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The Humans (US edition)

A powerful comedy-drama about a family gathering at Thanksgiving, from a gifted young American playwright.

Sotto Voce

An imaginative exploration of the power of memory, love and human connection.

World Factory: The Game

A participative theatre experience about global consumer capitalism, offering readers the opportunity to play – as individuals or in teams – the managers of a clothing factory in China.

The Liquid Plain

A sweeping historical saga told with lyricism and power, The Liquid Plain brings to life a group of people whose stories have been erased from history.

Ode to Joy

A sensitive drama about the interplay between illness, addiction and love, from the acclaimed American playwright Craig Lucas.

Caroline, or Change (US edition)

By Tony Kushner By (composer) Jeanine Tesori

The book and lyrics of the extraordinary musical theatre hit from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America.

Mary Page Marlowe

An intimate and moving play about an accountant from Ohio, and her apparently humdrum life.

Night is a Room

A searing exploration of love’s power to both ruin and remake our lives.

Ripcord

A gloriously biting comedy set in a rest home, from the author of Good People and Rabbit Hole.