Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Shipwrecked!

A story about the nature of storytelling, based on a Victorian hoaxer's tale of being a castaway in the South Pacific - complete with buried treasure, a giant killer octopus, and cannibals.

Prayer For My Enemy

Billy has returned from Iraq, to discover that his pregnant sister Marianne has married his friend and former lover Tad. Meanwhile, his mother Karen struggles daily to keep her husband Austin from falling off the wagon, and in the backdrop are the Red Sox and Yankees battling it out for the 2004 pennant.

Stunning and other plays

The first collection by a striking new voice in American theatre.

Havana is Waiting and other plays

Eduardo Machado’s Havana is Waiting and other plays examines the intersection of the personal and the political on a generation of immigrants. With humor and passion, the author pursues his lifelong exploration of the Cuban-American experience.

This and Other Plays

The first collection from a major new voice in American theatre.

Outside Mullingar

A tale of romance between two neighbours in rural Ireland, by turns poetic, uplifting, dark and funny as hell. From the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning author of Doubt.

The Shadow of the Hummingbird

A charming meditation on the beauty and transience of the world around us, by acclaimed playwright, actor and director Athol Fugard.

The Monument

A powerful play exploring the ambiguities of morality and justice in a time of war when a young soldier is convicted of war crimes.

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Mom, Dad, I'm Living With A White Girl

A Chinese son must tell his parents he has moved in with his white girlfriend. In a counter-narrative, the play explodes Asian stereotypes in a B-movie spoof called 'Wrath of the Yellow Claw'.

Coastal Disturbances: Four Plays

Four plays by Tina Howe: Coastal Disturbances, Museum, The Art of Dining and Painting Churches.

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Between Worlds: Contemporary Asian-American Plays

Edited by Misha Berson

A collection of contemporary Asian-American plays.

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Moon Marked and Touched by the Sun

Plays by African-American Women

Edited by Sydné Mahone

A collection of plays by African-American women.

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Trying to Find Chinatown

David Henry Hwang is known for exploring the complex relationships which bridge Eastern and Western culture in modern America. It is a subject that has long haunted American drama: how, in a land of immigrants, does one deal with one's heritage and construct a sense of identity.

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2.5 Minute Ride & 101 Humiliating Stories

Two solo pieces by the award-winning American performer, and founder member of the Five Lesbian Brothers troupe.

Prelude to a Kiss and other plays

A collection of work by one of America's most important and influential playwrights.

Reckless and other plays

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

Flower Drum Song

The Classic 1958 musical brilliantly updated by the leading Asian-American playwright.

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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.