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An Actor’s Companion 99 Bits of Craft

Seth Barrish

Foreword by Anne Hathaway

A collection of practical acting

tips, tools and exercises,

An Actor’s


is ideal for both seasoned

professionals and actors-in-training.

The tips—all simple, direct, and

useful—are easy to understand

and even easier to apply, in both

rehearsal and performance.

978-1-55936-796-7 $15.95

April 2015

The Apple Family Scenes from Life in the Country

Foreword by Oskar Eustis

Richard Nelson

This critically acclaimed, searing

play cycle about loss, memory, and

remembrance follows the Apple

family of Rhinebeck, New York,

as they grapple with events both

personal and political in their

immediate present: the 2010 election


That Hopey Changey Thing

), the

tenth anniversary of 9/11 (

Sweet and


), Barack Obama’s re-election



), and the fiftieth anniversary

of JFK’s assassination, (



). This quartet of plays is a

masterpiece of stage naturalism and

a powerful reminder of the theatre’s

unique capacity for civic dialogue

and public communion.

978-1-55936-456-0 $18.95

The Assembled Parties

Richard Greenberg

In 1980, the Bascov family gathers

for a traditional holiday dinner on

a night when things don’t go as

planned. Twenty years later, their

life may be about to crumble. An

incisive portrait of a family grasping

for stability at the dawn of a new


The Assembled Parties

premiered on Broadway in 2013

to rave reviews and a Tony Award

nomination for Best Play.

978-1-55936-476-8 $14.95


Enda Walsh

The lives of two men unravel

quickly over the course of ninety

minutes. Where are they? Who

are they? What room is this, and

what might be beyond the walls?

A gut-wrenchingly funny, achingly

sad play, featuring jaw-dropping

moments of physical comedy, from

one of Ireland’s leading playwrights.

978-1-55936-493-5 $13.95

March 2015


Amy Herzog

“A quietly devastating play… Both

a perceptive drama depicting the

sudden fraying of a young marriage

and a nail-biting psychological



is among the

most suspenseful plays I’ve seen

in years.”

New York Times


examines the limits of trust

and dependency in a world where

love can turn pathological and our

most intimate relationships may not

be what they seem.

978-1-55936-457-7 $14.95

The Book of Grace

Suzan-Lori Parks

In this scorching three-person

drama, a young man returns home

to south Texas to confront his father,

unearthing deep-seated passions

and ambition.

The Book of Grace

premiered in 2010 at The Public

Theater in New York, where author

Suzan-Lori Parks was in the midst

of a residency as the theatre’s first

Master Writer Chair.

978-1-55936-405-8 $14.95

April 2015

Choir Boy

Tarell Alvin McCraney

Known for his unique brand of

urban lyricism, McCraney paints

an affecting portrait of a gay youth

at a boys’ prep school trying to find

the courage to let the truth about

himself be known. Set against the

sorrowful sounds of hymns and


Choir Boy

has played to

acclaim in London, New York,

Los Angeles and Atlanta.

978-1-55936-468-3 $14.95

May 2015

The Country House

Donald Margulies

Gathering in their Berkshire home,

a family of actors wrestles with

fame, art, and (as always) one

another. Inspired by Chekhov’s

pastoral comedies, this witty and

compelling new comedy unfolds in

a fragile old home brimming with

memories, secrets, new love, and

discarded dreams.

The Country House

premiered on Broadway in 2014,

starring Blythe Danner.

978-1-55936-491-1 $14.95

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