Exploring the opening up of Japan to American influence and using motifs from Japanese theatre and music, this is one of Sondheim's most adventurous musicals.
A musical based on a 19th-century Italian novel, Passion tells of the consequences of a sickly woman's love for a handsome young army captain.
By turns comic, tragic, lyrical and fantastic, the play is an allegory for the eponymous character's search for complete fulfilment, from the fjords of Norway to the deserts of Africa and back.
A magical scrapbook of words, pictures and memories, capturing the life of a middle-class black girl growing up in the Midwest in the 1930s and 40s, aspiring to be a writer.
A powerful expltoration of the legacy of slavery in America as a brother and sister in 1930s Pittsburgh argue over whether to sell the family piano, an instrument tainted by the wages of slavery.
A deeply moving story of a mother's fight to give her son a future — without turning her back on the community that made him who he is.
Actresses on the Challenge of Shaw's Saint Joan
Interviews with 26 actresses who have played George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, including Eileen Atkins, Elisabeth Bergner, Judi Dench, Wendy Hiller, Barbara Jefford, Siobhan McKenna, Sarah Miles, Joan Plowright.
A volume of plays by the founder of the Ontological-Hysteric Theater.
An anthology of performance texts from the hip-hop generation.
American Dramatists on Memory, Writing and the Politics of Culture
Interviews with 15 key American playwrights, including Edward Albee, Tony Kushner and Paula Vogel.
Bogosian's brashest solo show, once again aiming scorching social commentary at the contemporary urban and suburban scene.
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.
A collection of work by one of America's most important and influential playwrights.
Illuminating notes on acting from America's foremost champion of actor-led theatre, drawing on his experience with the Living Theatre, the Open Theatre and with Sam Shepard.
In Pride's Crossing, Tina Howe has created a remarkable heroine for the nineties: Mabel Tidings Bigelow, who at the age of 26 set the world record for swimming the English Channel.
An explosive portrait of a young man on the verge of either salvation or destruction, from the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Doubt.
Theatre in Process
Detailed case-studies of four major productions by leading American theatre companies.