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.
Anton Chekhov/Translated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky
There have always been two versions of Chekhov’s masterwork: the one with which we are all familiar, and the one Chekhov had originally envisioned. Now, for the first time, both are available and published here in a single volume.
Young Jean Lee
Drawing from true stories, Young Jean Lee creates a life-affirming show about the one thing we all have in common: we're gonna die. Includes a CD of all six songs from the original performance.
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.
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.