The moving account of the life and early death of a young female activist, adapted from her own writings. Best new play, 2006 Whatsonstage. Com theatregoers' choice awards why did a 23-year old woman leave her comfortable american life to stand between an Israeli army bulldozer and a Palestinian home in the Gaza strip? Compiled from her letters, diaries and emails by Alan Rickman and Guardian journalist Katharine Viner, My Name is Rachel Corrie recounts her short life and sudden death in her own words.
Theatre can't change the world. Funny, bristling with idealism and luminously intelligent, passionate, Corrie emerges as a bona fide hero for this brutalised world of ours' - Time Out 'A deeply moving personal testimony. But what it can do, when it's as good as this, is to send us out enriched by other people's passionate concern' - Guardian 'Deeply moving' - Independent 'Extraordinary power' - Time Out.
Ruined TCG Edition
Inspired by interviews she conducted in africa with Congo refugees, Nottage has crafted an engrossing and uncommonly human story with humor and song served alongside its postcolonial and feminist politics in the rich theatrical tradition of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage. Lynn nottage’s plays include crumbs from the table of Joy, Fabulation, and Intimate Apparel, winner of the American Theatre Critics’ Steinberg New Play Award and the Francesca Primus Prize.
. Winner of the 2009 pulitzer Prize for Drama“A powerhouse drama. Nottage is one of our finest playwrights, a smart, empathetic and daring storyteller who tells a story an audience won’t expect. David cote, time out new yorka rain forest bar and brothel in the brutally war-torn Congo is the setting for Lynn Nottage’s extraordinary new play.
. Her plays have been widely produced, with Intimate Apparel receiving more productions than any other play in America during the 2005-2006 season. The kind of new play we desperately need: well-informed and unafraid of the world’s brutalities. Lynn nottage’s beautiful, hideous and unpretentiously important play is a shattering, intimate journey into faraway news reports.
Linda winer, newsday“An intense and gripping new drama. The establishment’s shrewd matriarch, keeps peace between customers from both sides of the civil war, Mama Nadi, as government soldiers and rebel forces alike choose from her inventory of women, many already “ruined” by rape and torture when they were pressed into prostitution.
Cost of Living TCG Edition
Eddie, and his estranged ex-wife, an unemployed truck driver, Ani, find themselves unexpectedly reunited after a terrible accident leaves her quadriplegic. Immensely haunting… the first of many great things about Martyna Majok’s Cost of Living… is the way it slams the door on uplifting stereotypes… Ms.
John, a first-generation recent graduate who has fallen on desperate times, a brilliant PhD student with cerebral palsy, hires Jess, as his new aide. Majok has engineered her plot to lead naturally to moments of intense and complicated pungency… If you don’t find yourself in someone in Cost of Living, you’re not looking.
Jesse green, nationality, cost of living deftly challenges the typical perceptions of those living with disabilities and delves deep into the ways class, and wealth can create gulfs between people, New York TimesWinner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, race, even as they long for the ability to connect.
The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives
In january 2017, donald trump signed an executive order stopping entry to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries and dramatically cutting the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States each year. Featuring original essays by a collection of writers from around the world, The Displaced is an indictment of closing our doors, and a powerful look at what it means to be forced to leave home and find a place of refuge.
But the refugee caps remained. The american people spoke up, with protests, marches, donations, and lawsuits that quickly overturned the order. In the displaced, himself a refugee, pulitzer Prize–winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen, brings together a host of prominent refugee writers to explore and illuminate the refugee experience.
Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories
His wide-ranging, acclaimed stories from the last two decades have established him as a star in contemporary American literature. Included here are some of his most esteemed tales, ” and his most recent, arizona, ” The Toughest Indian in the World, ” "This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, including What You Pawn I Will Redeem, War Dances.
Alexie’s twelve new stories are fresh and quintessential, marriage, about amateur and donkey basketball leagues, lethal wind turbines, extreme hoarding, and all species of contemporary warriors in America today. An indispensable collection of new and classic stories, on every thrilling page, Blasphemy reminds us, why Sherman Alexie is one of our greatest contemporary writers and a true master of the short story.
Sherman alexie’s stature as a writer of stories, poems, and novels has soared over the course of his twenty-book, twenty-year career. A bold and irreverent observer of life among native americans in the Pacific Northwest, the daring, versatile, and outrageous Alexie showcases all his talents in Blasphemy, funny, where he unites twelve beloved classics with twelve new stories in one sweeping anthology for devoted fans and first-time readers.
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot: A Play
From one of our most admired playwrights, seriocomically imagined world between heaven and Hell, "an ambitious, The Philadelphia InquirerSet in a time-bending, complicated and often laugh-out-loud religious debate" Toby Zinman, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a philosophical meditation on the conflict between divine mercy and human free will that takes a close look at the eternal damnation of the Bible's most notorious sinner.
Guirgis a playwright to reckon with in recent years: a fierce and questing mind that refuses to settle for glib answers, a gift for identifying with life's losers and an unforced eloquence that finds the poetry in lowdown street talk. Guirgis brings to the play a stirring sense of Christian existential pain, which wonders at the paradoxes of faith" Ben Brantley, The New York Times.
. This latest work from the author of Our Lady of 121st Street "shares many of the traits that have made Mr.
The daughter of oedipus and jocasta, Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills that leaves few unharmed. Beautifully designed and carefully proofed for digital publication, unabridged, this new edition includes:•Detailed Introduction related to the theater practices & traditions of ancient Greece;•Introduction to the play;•A number of detailed footnotes;•Expansive Bibliography;•10 unique illustrations;•Complete, and formatted text for kindle to improve your reading experience;•Table of Contents with Quick Navigation.
The curse placed on oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles' classic drama. Determined but doomed, Antigone shows her inner strength throughout the play. Emotions fly as she challenges the king for the right to bury her own brother.
Indecent TCG Edition
Performing at first in yiddish and german, the play’s subject matter wasn’t deemed contentious until it was produced in English, when the American audiences were scandalized by the onstage depiction of an amorous affair between two women. Paula vogel’s newest work traces the trajectory of the show’s success through its tour in Europe to its abrupt and explosive demise on Broadway in 1923—including the arrest of the entire production’s cast and crew.
Paula vogel is the pulitzer Prize–winning author of How I Learned to Drive. Revelatory…As intimate and immediate as a whispered secret. Illuminating and heartbreaking. She has also had a distinguished career as a teacher and mentor to younger playwrights, first at Brown University and then at the Yale School of Drama.
Rich in sympathy and humor, indecent has the scope of an epic but the intimacy of a chamber piece…It celebrates and illustrates the power of theater. Time out new york“a moving and fascinating play…a singular achievement… the historical perspective is vast and knowing…Has there ever been anything quite like Indecent, censorship, and oh, yes, a play that touches—I mean deeply touches—so much rich emotion about history and the theater, homophobia, anti-Semitism, world wars, red-baiting, joyful human passion?
. An extraordinary play.
The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown
Wonderful. Michiko kakutani, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of live storytelling, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, New York TimesCelebrating the 20th anniversary of storytelling phenomenon The Moth, drawn from the best ever told on their stagesCarefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth, and facing the unknown, courage, All These Wonders features voices both familiar and new.
High-school student and neuroscientist alike, the storytellers share their ventures into uncharted territory—and how their lives were changed indelibly by what they discovered there. Alongside meg wolitzer, readers will encounter: an astronomer gazing at the surface of pluto for the first time, and Hasan Minhaj, an Afghan refugee learning how much her father sacrificed to save their family, a hip-hop star coming to terms with being a “one-hit wonder, Tig Notaro, ” a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill’s “secret army” during World War II, John Turturro, and more.
With passion, vulnerable, they encourage us all to be more open, and humor, and alive.
Disgraced: A Play
But watching these characters rip into these forbidden topics, there's no arguing that they make for ear-tickling good theater" New York Times. Add a liberal flow of alcohol and a couple of major secrets suddenly revealed, and you've got yourself one dangerous dinner party" Associated Press. Everyone has been told that politics and religion are two subjects that should be off-limits at social gatherings.
Sparkling and combustible" Bloomberg Businessweek, "Disgraced rubs all kinds of unexpected raw spots with intelligence and humor" Newsday. In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Akhtar puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another.
The Laramie Project
Matthew shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it’s they we hear in this stunningly effective theater piece, a deeply complex portrait of a community. On october 7, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, 1998, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of hate that shocked the nation.