Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play
Winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play
"THE BEST PLAY OF THE YEAR" – New York Times, Washington Post, New York Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Hollywood Reporter, Time Out New York, NPR
“Mr. Karam’s comedy-drama depicts the way we live now with a precision and compassion unmatched by any play I’ve seen in recent years. The Humans is a major discovery, a play as empathetic as it is clear-minded, as entertaining as it is honest. For all the darkness at its core — a darkness made literal in its ghostly conclusion — a bright light shines forth from it, the blazing luminescence of collective artistic achievement.” – Charles Isherwood, New York Times
Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. Unfolding over a single scene, this “delirious tragicomedy” (Chicago Sun-Times) by acclaimed young playwright Stephen Karam “infuses the traditional kitchen-sink family drama with qualities of horror in his portentous and penetrating work of psychological unease” (Variety), creating an indelible family portrait.
Annie Baker’s compelling new work, John, is revolutionary in theme and structure and challenges the boundaries of what theatre can be.
Thornton Wilder/Henrik Ibsen
The first publication of this adaptation of Ibsen's classic drama as revitalized through the shrewd lens of American drama master Thornton Wilder.
With layered lyrical language and vibrant intimacy, Sotto Voce is an imaginative exploration of the power of memory, love, and human connection.
John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley has drawn on his personal experiences to create an explosive portrait of a young man on the verge of either salvation or destruction.
Year of the Fat Knight is Antony Sher’s account – splendidly supplemented by his own paintings and sketches – of researching, rehearsing and performing Falstaff, one of Shakespeare’s best-known and most popular characters.
Sophokles/Translated by Anne Carson
When her dead brother is decreed a traitor, his body left unburied beyond the city walls, Antigone refuses to accept this most severe of punishments. “A marvellous new translation by Anne Carson that crackles with canny colloquialism and insight.” -- Arts Desk
Adapted by Enda Walsh
Mr. and Mrs. Twit are not very nice. They're nasty to each other, and they're VILE to everyone else. They hold a family of monkeys hostage in a cage and force them to stand on their heads. ALL THE TIME. We told you they weren't very nice. Can the monkeys find a way to show those vicious Twits what for?
The new collection is here! Humana Festival 2015: The Complete Plays brings together all nine scripts from the 2015 Humana Festival of New American Plays, the 39th cycle of world premiere productions staged at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Euripides/Translated by Anne Carson
Euripides’ electrifying tragedy is a struggle to the death between freedom and restraint, the rational and the irrational, man and god. Using three actors and a chorus, this visceral new version by Anne Carson echoes the original performance model of Euripides’ hedonistic tragedy.
From the shore of Ko Phi Phi in Thailand to a suburb in Utah to a mysterious Kafkaesque hole in the ground, Yee's award-winning play gives us brief glimpses into the lives of a grieving father, a conflicted priest, a felonious housewife, an accountant of time, and many more.