Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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Danny, King of the Basement

A heartwarming play about a boy who creates an imaginary world to deal with the instability and hardship of his daily life.

The Drawer Boy

A multi-award winning, bitter-sweet tale of the power of storytelling, friendship, and the very thin line between truth and fiction.

Into the Woods

A modern musical twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

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A Dybbuk and other tales of the supernatural

The classic Yiddish tale by S. Ansky, adapted by Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America, and Joachim Neugroschel.

Out From Under

Texts by women performance artists

A collection of provocative, ambitious texts by women performance artists.

The Essential Bogosian

A collection of work by Eric Bogosian, one of America's leading performers and most original playwrights.

Culture Clash: Life, Death and Revolutionary Comedy

Three plays from the award-winning Latino comedy trio.

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Death and Taxes: Hydriotaphia & Other Plays

A wide-ranging collection of work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America.

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Five Lesbian Brothers: Four Plays

New York-based Theatre troupe Five Lesbian Brothers explore themes of homophobia and sexism with devastating humour and the occasional song. They have been committed to creating provocative lesbian theatre with positively no whining since their inception in 1989.

Culture Clash in Americca

A second collection of work by the award-winning Latino comedy trio.

Rodney's Wife

A study in dissolution by a leading American playwright who has written prolifically, and with fine detail, on the perplexities of everyday living.

The Crack in the Emerald

New Irish Plays

Edited by David Grant

Four Irish plays from the late 1980s, selected and introduced by David Grant of the Dublin Theatre Festival.

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The Color of Desire & Hurricane: two plays

Two plays by the acclaimed Cuban-American writer.

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A Civil War Christmas

Set on Christmas Eve during the latter days of the Civil War, this rich and moving play weaves a tapestry of historical characters, period holiday music, marches and spirituals, and tells a story of peaceful companionship and communal hope.

Sex Plays

Two plays by one of America's premier performers and most innovative and provocative artists, author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Talk Radio.

Into the Woods (film tie-in edition)

A modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales. This tie-in version of Into the Woods is published alongside the 2014 Disney film adaptation.

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The Whale and A Bright New Boise: two plays

Two plays from an American playwright whose bighearted and funny plays explore the quiet desperation running through many American lives.

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The Ladies Foursome

A funny, fast-paced, heartwarming story of friendship inspired by Norm Foster's popular play The Foursome.