We are pleased to announce the publication of This and Other Plays, the debut collection of plays by Obie Award-winning playwright Melissa James Gibson (This, Suitcase, [sic], Brooklyn Bridge). The works of this “thoroughly original talent” (Newsday) have been developed and produced at Center Theater Group, Playwrights Horizons, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Soho Rep, Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Playwrights Horizons, among others.
“This tart, melancholy comedy has such boundless affection for language that even the drabbest constellations of vowels and consonants are made to soar and leap like ballet dancers in full ecstatic flight… A beautifully conceived, confidently executed and wholly accessible work, which is not just [Gibson’s] finest to date but also the best new play to open Off-Broadway this fall .” ― New York Times, on This
This and Other Plays includes: This, an un-romantic comedy about a group of friends; Suitcase, an anxious verbal quartet about stalled dissertations and improbable romantics; [sic], in which three, young urban-failures navigate the slippery allegiances of their triangular friendship and Brooklyn Bridge, about a latchkey kid who embarks on a journey through both the architecture of her building and the nature of kindness.
Melissa James Gibson’s plays include Current Nobody, Given Fish and What Rhymes with America. She has received many honors include a Kesselring Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, Whiting Writers’ Award and a Steinberg Playwright Award. She wrote the screenplay for Almost Christmas, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, and is a writer for the FX series The Americans.