A unique meditation on the art and practice of theatre, from one of its most original thinkers and practitioners.
A working guide for actors, directors, students… and anyone else interested in the Bard
Practical advice on how to make Shakespeare’s words feel spontaneous, passionate, and real, from a leading American director and teacher.
The first collection from a major new voice in American theatre.
‘A work of burning anger and bruising emotional power’ about the foisting of powdered milk on Third World infants. Plus seven monologues.
Paul Schmidt's clear, colloquial and accurate translation of the story of the Prozorov family's dream of returning from the provinces to an idealised Moscow.
An energetic and vitalizing adaptation of one of Anton Chekhov's most beloved plays.
A masterful new translation of Chekhov’s exploration of yearning and disillusionment.
Franz Xaver Kroetz is a controversial figure whose works have helped reshape world drama over the last two decades. His unsparing portraits of life in Germany's lower middle-class redefine the notion of realism on the stage.
A photojournalist is at home in Brooklyn recovering from serious wounds sustained whilst out covering war-torn Iraq, but longs for the adrenalin rush of her past.
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.
Nilo Cruz is the most produced Cuban-American playwright in the US and was the first dramatist of Hispanic descent to receive the Pulitzer Prize.
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.
Includes essays and playscripts: The Cure, Film Is Evil: Radio Is Good, Symphony of Rats, What Did He See? and Lava, with a Foreword by Peter Sellars
A version of Chekhov's classic play by the celebrated US playwright, Annie Baker.
Real People, Real Lives, Real Theater
A collection celebrating twenty years of Undesirable Elements, the series of community-specific theatre works that examines the lives of people living cultures, either by choice or circumstance.
A bold exploration of colonisation and objectification, based on the true story of the 'Hottentot Venus'.
The debut collection of celebrated American playwright Annie Baker, including her Obie award-winning play Circle Mirror Transformation.
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.