Five plays by a major American playwright, all set in the author’s home state of Idaho, demonstrating his extraordinary knack for exposing, without condescension or easy moralizing, the pathos in marginalized lives.
In this volume of interviews, director and teacher Anne Bogart dissects the driving forces behind some of the world's foremost theatre practitioners.
A cross-section of the most diverse and dynamic stage directors defining today’s American theatre, in conversation with director/producer Jason Loewith.
Strategies for Theatre and Performance
An inspirational sourcebook of innovative techniques for creating theatre, with contributions from experienced playwrights, directors, performers, teachers, dramaturgs, artistic directors and founders.
Contemporary Asian American Plays
A major anthology of contemporary Asian American drama, exploring the complexities of gender, sexuality, and family, and demonstrating the cultural and aesthetic diversity of the new generation of Asian American voices.
Founding Visions for a New American Art
A wide-ranging, inspiring documentary history of the American theatre movement as told by the visionaries who goaded it into being.
A compendium of the best essays and interviews from twenty-five years of American Theatre magazine.
Plays of Struggle and Liberation
A collection of nine plays by the acclaimed performer and civil rights activist John O'Neal.
An exploration of the careers and personal viewpoints of eleven major US set designers, combining research, commentary, extensive interviews and nearly 150 photographs, sketches, renderings and model designs.
Profiles of twelve of America's most exciting and influential scenic designers, lavishly illustrated with more than 165 examples of the artists' sketches, renderings and models as well as photos of the finished sets.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1904. Aunt Esther, the 285-year-old fiery matriarch of 1839 Wylie Avenue, sets Citizen Barlow, a young man from Alabama, on a soaring, lyrical journey of spiritual awakening.
Joe Turner's Come and Gone deals with a time in American history when the sons and daughters of recently freed slaves journeyed to the booming industrial cities of the North in search of prosperity, a new way of life, and, essentially, their own identities.
Set in Chicago in 1927, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom deals with issues of race, art, religion and the historic exploitation of black recording artists by white producers.
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.
Set in 1940s Pittsburgh, Seven Guitars is a play about the search for self-fulfillment and acceptance in a hostile world.
A play set in a small restaurant in the Pittsburgh Hill District in 1969. Part of August Wilson's Century Cycle, his epic dramatisation of the African American experience in the twentieth century.
Set in a run-down firm of mini-cab drivers in Pittsburgh's Hill District in 1977, Jitney is part of August Wilson's Century Cycle, his epic dramatisation of the African American experience in the twentieth century.