This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.
This first major collection of contemporary Native American writing for the theatre ranges from the groundbreaking work of Body Indian to the experimental performance style of Spiderwoman Theater.
The time is December 1939, when the most important thing in Lala Levy's life is the Atlanta premiere of Gone with the Wind. More urgent to her widowed mother, Boo, is the question of who will be Lala's date for the last night of Ballyhoo, the formal dance that crowns the party season for Atlanta's Jewish society.
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.
Contemporary Latina/Latino Theatre & Performance
An anthology featuring ten of the most influential and prolific Latino theatre artists of recent years.
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.
Solo Performance Texts from the Twentieth Century
An anthology of excerpts from the works of more than fifty solo writer/performers including: Eric Bogosian, Laurie Anderson, Lenny Bruce, Andy Kaufman, Richard Pryor and Whoopi Goldberg.
A magical, compelling play from the author of The Weir.
A multi-award winning, bitter-sweet tale of the power of storytelling, friendship, and the very thin line between truth and fiction.
By Pearl Cleage
In America, Flyin' West is one of the most often staged African-American plays of the nineties. Cleage is one of the few black woman to achieve national recognition as a playwright in America, and her body of work for the stage provides a remarkable and penetrating look at the African-American experience over the last 100 years.
By Simon Block
A play about the dog-eat-dog world of television.
A striking and sharply funny reflection on the frailty of existence and the complex relationship between knowledge and love.
A rich selection of work from the late 1970s and 1980s, introduced by the playwright.
A comedy drama set in the seedily glamorous world of 17th-century London theatre.
A bold, quirky play from the renowned Quebecois writer, translated into a robust and earthy Scots.