New & Recommended Plays
Decade: Two Towers. Ten Years. Twenty Plays
Adamson et al.
Ten years on, twenty international writers respond to the events of September the 11th, with pieces by John Logan, Lynn Nottage, Christopher Shinn, Simon Schama and many more. An immersive theatrical production from Headlong. Softcover, 241 pp. $23.99.
Loving Longing Leaving: 3 Plays
With stark truth and piercing detail, Loving Longing Leaving, a marriage trilogy, takes us through the lives of three intersectiong couples immersed in three distinct stages of love. Includes Do Not Disturb; Fifty Word; Side Effects. Softcover, 229 pp. $24.95.
Enda Walsh Plays: One
Bursting onto the theatre scene in 1996 with Disco Pigs, Enda Walsh has delivered a sustained fusillade of strikingly original plays ever since. This volume collects his first eight plays, including: The Ginger Ale Boy, Disco Pigs, misterman, bedbound, How These Desperate Men Talk, The Small Things, Lynndie's Gotta Gun, and Chatroom. Softcover, 242 pp. $37.95.
When the Rain Stops Falling
An epic play spanning four generations and two hemispheres. When the Rain Stops Falling moves from the claustrophobia of a London flat in 1959 to the windswept coast of southern Australia, and into the heart of the Australian desert in 2039. Softcover, 80 pp. $22.95.
The Golden Dragon
On a typical evening, anywhere in Europe, you walk into your local Thai/Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant, and the whole world is there. Everyone connected to everyone else, through this one place... The Golden Dragon is a funny and theatrical fable of modern life and migration, whisking you from your local takeaway to East Asia and back, revealing what really goes into that bowl of spicy soup. Softcover, 88 pp. $21.99.
Staging Harriet's House: Writing and Producing Research-Informed Theatre
Presenting an exciting alternative way to share research, this book describes the production of Harriet's House, a play about transnational adoption in a same-sex family, for the 2010 Toronto Pride Festival. Engages with such topics as the purpose of producing research-informed theatre, writing and workshopping such plays, and the myriad of details involved in brining a play to the stage. Softcover, 190 pp. $39.95.
Down From Heaven
A stunning new play which examines the tenuous balance between civility and savagery, morality and survival, class struggle, art, and love when a pandemic and good crisis challenges dearly held beliefs. 2M 2F. Softcover, 80 pp. $16.95.
House of Many Tongues
Two families, one Israeli, one Palestinian, lay claim to the same house and are forced to live together in this absurdist, surreal take on mid-east politics. 4M 3F. Softcover, 91 pp. $16.95.
Crossing and Other Plays
Contains the plays Crossing, Diamond, and Ticks. Softcover, 106 pp. $17.95.
Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
"Love for gas, gas for cash, cash for living, living for love." Two women in Zimbabwe do what it takes to survive, and inspire each other to find joy on the edges of survival in this dark, ponderous, and stirring play. 2M 2F. Softcover, 70 pp. $16.95.
If We Were Birds
If We Were Birdsis a shocking, uncompromising examination of the horrors of war, giving voice to a woman long ago forced into silence and placing a spotlight on countless female victims who have been silenced through violence. This adaptation of Ovid's poetic masterpiece features a chorus of ravaged women, each a survivor of 20th C conflict. 2011 Governor General's Award Winner Drama. 7 F; 2 M. $16.95.
Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. This compelling dramatization of the life of one of the 20th century's greatest artists, offers a mesmerizing glimpse not only into the studio of an artist, but into his tortured soul as well. 2m. Softcover, 68 pp. $22.99.
Katori Hall: Plays 1
This is the first collection of plays from Olivier Award and Susan Smith Blackburn Award winner Katori Hall. She is a powerful new voice in American theatre. Plays included are Hoodoo Love, Saturday Night / Sunday Morning, The Mountaintop, and Hurt Village. Softcover, 370 pp. $30.00.
A Free Man of Color
Set in 18011 New Orleans, before the Louisiana Purchase, this is the story of the mulatto Jacques Cornet. In this carnival of beautiful women, flowing wine, and pleasure for the taking, Cornet commands men, seduces women, and preens like a peacock. But the map of New Orleans is about to be redrawn. 13M 8F. Softcover, 102 pp. $16.50.
At the outbreak of the First World War, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. Caught up in enemy fire, fate takes Joey on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find and bring him home. Softcover, 98 pp. $23.95.
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