Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Chinglish

A hilarious comedy about the misadventures of miscommunication, exploring the modern difficulty of doing business between East and West.

Water by the Spoonful

A Pulitzer Prize-winning play about family, community and uncertainty.

Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue

An unforgettable journey across time and generations.

The Lyons

A deliciously savage family comedy.

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

A hilarious satire of race in the glamorous days of Old Hollywood, told via the life of a fictional African-American movie star. From the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The Middlemarch Trilogy

Three plays based on George Eliot's classic novel, which can be performed as a trilogy or as standalone pieces.

Ayub Khan Din Plays: One

A collection of plays written and introduced by actor-turned-writer Ayub Khan Din, including his first play, East is East, which became a smash-hit film.

The Great God Pan

An unsettling and deeply compassionate play from an acclaimed US playwright.

In the Wake

A bold, ambitious, political play about contemporary America - 'a candidate to be the Angels in America of the Bush II decade' (San Francisco Chronicle).

Jack Thorne Plays: One

The first collection of plays by one of the UK's most exciting young writers.

How I Learned to Drive

A Lolita-like tale of female sexual awakening, winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize.

Belleville (US edition)

Amy Herzog's devastating play about an American newlywed couple who move to a boho neighbourhood in Paris, only for their relationship to begin to unravel.

The Happiest Song Plays Last

The final installment in Quiara Alegría Hudes’s three-play cycle, which began with Pulitzer Prize-finalist Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue and Pulitzer Prize-winner Water by the Spoonful.

Killer Joe (US edition)

Tracy Letts's shocking and unforgettable first play, a tense, gut-twisting thriller that asks where the moral line is drawn in the fight for survival.

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.