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Audience Revolution: Dispatches from the Field

Edited by: Caridad Svich

"Throughout the pages of this collection, a wide range of voices sound the joy and fury of being in the trenches of the volatile discourse of enacting, staging, and sharing the experience of performance. The cultural workers in this book seek a revolution of heart, mind, and spirit. They question who we are and consistently ask that hospitality and its uses be placed at the center of the shared theatrical experience."
—Caridad Svich, from the Introduction

Tanuja Amarasuriya • Brian Bell • Deborah Brevoort • Alison Carey • Lenora Champagne • Clay McLeod Chapman • Lisa D’Amour • Nathan Alan Davis • J.J. El-Far • Larissa FastHorse • Andy Field • Amparo Garcia-Crow • Jacqueline Goldfinger • Dipika Guha • Juli Hendren • Brian Eugenio Herrera • Melissa Hillman • Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway • Michael Hoyt • Jeff Janisheski Callie Kimball • Adrianne Krstansky • Kevin Lawler • Corey Madden • Ana Margineanu • Diana Damian Martin • Justin Maxwell • Applied Mechanics • Elsa Menéndez • Richard Montoya • Steve Moore • Itamar Moses • Barney Norris • Kira Obolensky • Jules Odendahl-James • Sylvan Oswald • Katie Pearl • Bill Rauch • Thomas Riccio • Jay Ruby Madeline Sayet • Ashley Sparks • Caridad Svich • Carlton Turner • Roberto G. Varea • Dave White • Jake Witlen • Deborah Yarchun

TCG Sourcebooks is a new series which gathers resources and field conversations generated from current TCG programs. Each volume is published in both paperback and eBook editions and offers varied perspectives by and for theatre practitioners. Other titles in this series include Innovation in Five Acts: Strategies for Theatre and Performance, edited by Caridad Svich.

For more information about the book and TCG's Audience Revolution program, click here.


Ode to Joy

Craig Lucas

A vulnerable exploration of the interplay between art, love and addiction, Ode to Joy is an affecting new play from renowned playwright Craig Lucas.


Annie Baker

Annie Baker’s compelling new work, John, is revolutionary in theme and structure and challenges the boundaries of what theatre can be.

The Liquid Plain

Naomi Wallace

Told with lyricism and power, The Liquid Plain brings to life the people whose stories have been erased from history.

A Doll's House

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.

art is (Speaking Portraits)

George Quasha

This new volume in the Performance Ideas series features over 1000 artists—painters, poets, musicians, dancers, actors, video-/filmmakers—in eleven countries saying what art is.


The Javier Plays

Carlos Murillo

Chicago-based playwright Carlos Murillo's The Javier Plays is an inventive and epic trilogy that delves into themes of authenticity, truth, and self-made mythology.


A Girl with a Book and Other Plays

Nick Wood

A Girl with a Book is an honest response to the story of Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban.



Tony Burgess

In the sleepy town of Pontypool, Ontario, no one is safe from an epidemic so devastating it will leave you literally speechless.


For a complete list of available eBooks from TCG Books click here.

Page to Stage: Titles available
from TCG
on stage in September

King Charles III by Mike Bartlett, Arizona Theatre Company (AZ)

Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley, TheatreWorks (CA)

The Model Apartment by Donald Margulies, Geffen Playhouse (CA)

Shipwrecked! by Donald Margulies, International City Theatre (CA)

August: Osage County by Tracy Letts, Capital Stage Company (CA)

Cloud 9 by Caryl Churchill, The Western Stage (CA)

The Piano Lesson by August Wilson, Hartford Stage (CT)

A Bright Room Called Day by Tony Kushner, Commonwealth Theatre Center (KY)

We're Gonna Die by Young Jean Lee, Company One Theatre (MA)

Jitney by August Wilson, Penumbra Theatre Company (MN)

The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam, Triad Stage (NC)

Jitney by August Wilson, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (OH)

The River by Jez Butterworth, Quantum Theatre (PA)

Ruined by Lynn Nottage, Bishop Arts Theatre Center (TX)

John by Annie Baker, Virginia Repertory Theatre (VA)