Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Baltimore Waltz and other plays

A collection of Paula Vogel's work, surveying a remarkable decade of her writing for the stage. Her singular voice is exhilarating, comic and heartbreaking by turns.

The New American Musical

An Anthology from the End of the 20th Century

Edited by Wiley Hausam

Four groundbreaking musicals from the end of the 20th century.

The Fire This Time

African-American Plays for the 21st Century

A collection of African-American plays for the 21st century.

The Vermont Plays

The debut collection of celebrated American playwright Annie Baker, including her Obie award-winning play Circle Mirror Transformation.

The Apple Family

Scenes from Life in the Country

A critically acclaimed play cycle about loss, memory and remembrance in America's recent past.

The Gabriels

Election Year in the Life of One Family

A trilogy of plays following an American family through the momentous and divisive 2016 presidential election year.

Mortified

A humorous and dark play exploring sex, shame, and transformation and how we reckon with the traumatic experiences that have shaped us.

Secret Life of a Mother

An uplifting and empowering play that reveals the raw and untold secrets of pregnancy, miscarriage, childbirth, and mothering.

WROL (Without Rule of Law)

A darkly comic coming-of-age drama from an exciting Canadian playwright.

Never Swim Alone & This Is A Play

Two plays

Two plays from the Toronto-based writer-director-performer.

Cold Meat Party

A play about a group of former friends reuniting in a B&B for a funeral.

What I Meant Was

A major collection from one of the most popular gay playwrights in America.

The Red Letter Plays (US edition)

Two haunting riffs on Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter, by a leading American playwright.

Bad Boy Nietzsche! and other plays

This new anthology collects plays written and performed over six years, including Now That Communism Is Dead My Life Feels Empty!, Maria del Bosco, Panic! (How to Be Happy!), Bad Boy Nietzsche!, Bad Behavior and King Cowboy Rufus Rules the Universe!

Two Sisters and a Piano and other plays

Nilo Cruz is the most produced Cuban-American playwright in the US and was the first dramatist of Hispanic descent to receive the Pulitzer Prize.

365 Days/365 Plays

A unique, year-long play cycle from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Topdog/Underdog. This collection of 365 impeccably crafted pieces, each with its own distinctive characters and dramatic power, is a complete work by an artist responding to her world, each and every day.

Loving Longing Leaving

Three Plays by Michael Weller

With stark truth and piercing detail, Loving, Longing, Leaving, a marriage trilogy, takes us through the lives of three intersecting couples immersed in three distinct stages of love. Michael Weller is also the author of Moonchildren and Loose Ends.

Undesirable Elements

Real People, Real Lives, Real Theater

A collection celebrating twenty years of Undesirable Elements, the series of community-specific theatre works that examines the lives of people living cultures, either by choice or circumstance.