A theatrical tour-de-force of language and ideas about Eighties' America, by the best-selling author of Billy Bathgate and Ragtime.
A dramatic tale of a young Japanese girl's sexual awakening, and ultimate social downfall, in Hawaii's harsh sugar-cane plantation system of the early twentieth century. In this moving elegy to his own aunt on whose life the story is based, Gotanda juxtaposes the world of traditional Japanese arts, such as pottery and the tea ceremony, with the conflicting social realities of a culture in transition.
A gripping examination of the conflicting realities of the black experience of twentieth-century America.
A play in the tradition of Arthur Miller: an impassioned exploration of the impact of politics on an American family.
A play about the desperate cases lurking unsuccessfully on the fringes of the movie world.
Three hard-hitting, gritty monologues.
The hit Broadway musical based on the life of the jazz great, Jelly Roll Morton.
A mystic comedy that celebrates family bonds in the face of dissolution, new life in the face of death, and art as a response to mortality.
In Fabulation, playwright Lynn Nottage reimagines Esther (the character from her companion play, Intimate Apparel) as Undine, the public relations diva of today, who spirals downward from her swanky Manhattan office to her roots back in Brooklyn.