Offered his freedom if he joins his master in the ranks of the Confederacy, Hero, a slave, must choose whether to leave the woman and people he loves for what may be another empty promise. As his decision brings him face to face with a nation at war with itself, the ones Hero left behind debate whether to escape or wait for his return, only to discover that for Hero, freedom may have come at a great spiritual cost. A devastatingly beautiful dramatic work, Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) is a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist and the opening trilogy of a projected nine-play cycle that will ultimately take us into the present.
Edited by Naomi Wallace and Ismail Khalidi
The first collection of its kind, Inside/Outside brings together work by six dynamic Palestinian playwrights from both occupied Palestine and the Diaspora. These plays take on Palestinian history and culture with electrifying creativity.
Tadashi Suzuki / Translated by Kameron Steele
This landmark collection provides a useful, provocative look at Tadashi Suzuki's philosophical and practical approaches to the stage. Culture is the Body features new essays by Suzuki and a revised translation by Kameron Steele.
Edited by Caridad Svich
Editor Caridad Svich has gathered forty-one essays from admired theater professionals that comprise a volume of inspiring and innovative techniques for creating theater.
This existential comedy, pitched in Will Eno’s singular voice, finds the darkness, sweetness and hilarity in our fleeting and ordinary days, as we seek to reveal ourselves, and conceal ourselves, often in the same minute.
An Actor’s Companion is ideal for both seasoned professionals and beginning actors. The tips and exercises are simple and direct, and easy to apply in both rehearsal and performance.
A portrait of an eclectic family, held together by the courage to survive. Winner of the 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn prize.
Edited by Erin Salvi / and Morgan Gould
Bringing together innovative new works from New York’s downtown theatre scene, The Downtown Anthology offers plays from both up-and-coming and established playwrights.
Edited by Amy Wegener and Kimberly Colburn
A complete collection of all the exciting new works presented at the 2014 annual Humana Festival.
Drawing on Littlewood's personal archive, Joan Littlewood: Dreams and Realities observes at close hand one of the most influential theatre makers of the twentieth century.