We are pleased to announce the publication of The Great God Pan by Amy Herzog, “one of the brightest new talents in the theatre” (New York Times). Known for delicately detailed character studies that subtly balance humor and insight, Amy Herzog is the Obie Award-winning author of 4000 Miles. Her newest published work, The Great God Pan was commissioned by Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago and received its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in New York City in 2012.
“Whatever the ideal contemporary American drama is, it has to look a lot like The Great God Pan. It is provocative and subtle, slowly, carefully revelatory, sweetly moving, thought-provoking, funny and insightful.” — New York Observer
The play follows Jamie, whose life in Brooklyn seems just fine: a beautiful girlfriend, a burgeoning journalism career, and parents who live just far enough away. But when a possible childhood trauma comes to light, lives are thrown into a tailspin. Unsettling and deeply compassionate, The Great God Pan tells the intimate tale of what is lost and won when a hidden truth is suddenly revealed.
Amy Herzog received the 2011 Whiting Writers’ Award and the 2008 Helen Merrill Award for Aspiring Playwrights. Her plays have been produced or developed at the Yale School of Drama, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Arena Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, New York Stage and Film, Playwrights Horizons, Provincetown Playhouse and American Conservatory Theater. Her critically acclaimed works include 4000 Miles, After the Revolution and Belleville.