We are pleased to announce the publication of Will Eno’s Title and Deed/Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions. Title and Deed originally premiered in Ireland in 2011 before its first American production in 2012 at Signature Theatre Company in New York. Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions, a collection of five short plays, premiered at the Flea Theater in New York in 2007, and enjoyed a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012.
“Known for his wry humor and deeply moving plays, Will Eno’s “gift for articulating life’s absurd beauty and its no less absurd horrors may be unmatched among writers of his generation” — Charles Isherwood, New York Times on Title and Deed
This new volume of the acclaimed playwright’s work includes five short plays about being alive – Behold the Coach, in a Blazer, Uninsured; Ladies and Gentlemen, the Rain; Enter the Spokeswoman, Gently; The Bully Composition; and Oh, the Humanity – as well as Title and Deed, a chilling and severely funny solo rumination on life as everlasting exile.
“…There is both humour and tenderness — and some lovely writing,
defined by surreal flights of fancy.”
—Laura Barnett, Telegraph on Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions
Will Eno’s play The Open House premiered at Signature Theatre Company in 2014, and received the Obie Award, the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play, and a Drama Desk Special Award. His play The Realistic Joneses was produced at Yale Repertory Theatre in 2012, and on Broadway in 2014, for which the cast and he received a Drama Desk Special Award. His play Title and Deed premiered at Signature in 2012 and was presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014. Both Title and Deed and The Realistic Joneses were included in the N.Y. Times Best Plays of 2012 list. Thom Pain (based on nothing) was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and has been translated into many languages. Other plays include Gnit, an adaption of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, Middletown, The Flu Season and Tragedy: a tragedy.