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We are pleased to announce the publication of Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses. The play received its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre in the spring of 2012 in New Haven, Connecticut. It opened on Broadway in New York City in the spring of 2014, where it won a Drama Desk Award, was named USA Today’s “Best [...]

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We are pleased to announce the publication of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3). The play premiered in the fall of 2014 at The Public Theater in New York with a subsequent co-production in the winter of 2015 with A.R.T. in Cambridge, MA. “The wonder of Ms. Parks’s [...]

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TCG Publishes An Actor’s Companion by Seth Barrish

by TCG News May 16, 2015 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Seth Barrish’s An Actor’s Companion. Barrish, a prominent director with almost forty years of experience in the field has created a new guide and useful resource for actors and theatre professionals. Anne Hathaway, prolific film actress and former student of Barrish’s, provides the foreword for the book. [...]

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New from TCG Books: Ballyturk by Enda Walsh

by TCG News May 8, 2015 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Ballyturk, from Enda Walsh, the award-winning playwright whose credits include The Walworth Farce, Disco Pigs and the acclaimed musical Once. Ballyturk was first staged at the Galway International Arts Festival in the summer of 2014 and later at the National Theatre in London in the fall of [...]

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The Country House

by TCG News February 13, 2015 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Donald Margulies’ The Country House. The play originally premiered at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles with a subsequent Broadway premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in New York in the fall of 2014. “One of the most disciplined and satisfying new American plays to reach Broadway in the [...]

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TCG Publishes Stage Kiss

by TCG News February 5, 2015 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Stage Kiss, the sixth title from acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl to be published by TCG. The play originally premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago in 2011, with a subsequent production at Playwrights Horizons in New York in the spring of 2014. “A gift and a rarity: [...]

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Available from TCG Books: Five Plays by the TEAM

by TCG News February 5, 2015 TCG Books
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We are  pleased to announce the availability of Five Plays by the TEAM, published by Oberon Books (London). Once described as “Gertrude Stein meets MTV,” this collection of the TEAM’s first five collectively-created plays celebrates the 10th anniversary of this internationally-acclaimed ensemble based in New York City. A book launch featuring a performance and book [...]

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TCG Publishes Ivan Turgenev’s A Month in the Country

by TCG News January 30, 2015 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of the revelatory new translation of Ivan Turgenev’s A Month in the Country, by renowned playwright Richard Nelson and foremost Russian translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. The play marks the second of TCG’s Classic Russian Drama Series, which will publish classics over the next ten years. “Pevear [...]

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TCG Publishes Theater for Beginners by Richard Maxwell

by TCG News January 25, 2015 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Richard Maxwell’s Theater for Beginners, a unique meditation on the art and practice of theatre, from one of its most original thinkers and practitioners. “One of the strongest directors out there—an artist committed to making us see the world for what it is.” —Hilton Als, New Yorker [...]

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TCG Publishes The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg

by TCG News January 22, 2015 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Richard Greenberg’s The Assembled Parties, his first title from TCG. The play originally premiered with the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York in the spring of 2013. “The Assembled Parties is Greenberg’s most richly emotional work in years, and the most beautifully detailed.” —Jesse Green, New York [...]

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TCG Publishes Movie Tie-In Edition of Into the Woods

by TCG News December 29, 2014 TCG Books

We are pleased to announce the publication of the movie tie-in edition of Into the Woods, with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The screen adaptation of the classic musical is being released by Disney Pictures on December 25, 2014. This new edition includes eight full-color pages of photos from the movie. [...]

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The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country

by TCG News December 15, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Richard Nelson’s The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country, his triumphant American epic in the form of a four-play cycle. The plays premiered at The Public Theater in New York City over the course of 2010 through 2013 featuring the same cast in each production. [...]

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TCG Publishes The Quality of Mercy by Peter Brook

by TCG News December 11, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Peter Brook’s The Quality of Mercy: Reflections on Shakespeare, in which one of the world’s most revered theatre directors reflects on the world’s most revered playwright. “Exquisite… enthralling… This short, modest and brilliant book does more than many more grandiose tomes to renew the reader’s fascination with the [...]

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TCG Publishes The Happiest Song Plays Last

by TCG News December 5, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Quiara Alegría Hudes’s The Happiest Song Plays Last, the final play in Hudes’s award-winning Elliot trilogy. In 2013, The Happiest Song Plays Last premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, with a later Off-Broadway run at New York’s Second Stage Theatre in 2014. A 2015 production at [...]

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Conversations with Meredith Monk by Bonnie Marranca

by TCG News December 3, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the availability of Conversations with Meredith Monk, by Bonnie Marranca, published by PAJ Publications. This volume of conversations between Meredith Monk and arts writer Bonnie Marranca offers a richly detailed portrait of Monk, an internationally renowned composer, performer, director and filmmaker who has helped to shape the new vocabularies of [...]

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TCG Publishes Ming Cho Lee: A Life in Design

by TCG News November 29, 2014 TCG Books
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Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is excited to announce its most ambitious publication to date: an elaborately illustrated hardbound monograph honoring theatrical design legend Ming Cho Lee, entitled Ming Cho Lee: A Life in Design, written by Arnold Aronson. Declared “the dean of American set designers” by the New York Times, Ming Cho Lee is considered [...]

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TCG Publishes Title and Deed/Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions

by TCG News November 14, 2014 TCG Books
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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, [...]

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The 2014 Top 25 Best-Selling Books Published by TCG

by TCG News November 13, 2014 TCG Books

We are excited to introduce the inaugural list of the year’s Top 25 Best-Selling Books published by the TCG Books program. Much in the same vein as the widely-anticipated American Theatre’s Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and the new American Theatre’s Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights lists released annually in October, TCG is now happy to present [...]

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TCG Publishes The River

by TCG News October 30, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Jez Butterworth’s The River, which officially opens on Broadway this November starring Hugh Jackman. The play originally premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London, October 2012. “Lyrical and tricksy, occasionally droll and ultimately desolating, this intimate three-hander unfolds like a tantalising cross between a piece of [...]

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TCG Publishes Belleville by Amy Herzog

by TCG News October 24, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Amy Herzog’s Belleville, the third title by acclaimed playwright Amy Herzog to be published by TCG. Belleville received its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre in 2011, its New York City premiere at New York Theatre Workshop in winter 2013 and its Chicago premiere at the Steppenwolf [...]

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TCG to Distribute Chance Magazine

by TCG News October 15, 2014 TCG Books
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Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce that it is now the distributor of Chance Magazine, a photography magazine that looks at the world through the lens of theatre and design. The team at Chance produces an original photo shoot of nearly every production they cover, and believe that a more thorough glimpse into [...]

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Storefront Church

by TCG News October 6, 2014 TCG Books
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TCG is pleased to announce the publication of John Patrick Shanley’s Storefront Church, the third and final installment of his “Church and State” trilogy beginning with Doubt and Defiance. The play premiered at Atlantic Theater Company in New York, NY in June 2012 with a subsequent hit production at the San Francisco Playhouse in the [...]

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TCG Publishes the 2014 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama

by TCG News September 10, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Annie Baker’s The Flick, the 2014 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play, which will be available in paperback and hardcover, premiered at Playwrights Horizons in New York, NY in 2013 and is slated to receive a commercial run in the near future. “Hilarious and [...]

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New From TCG Books: The Whale/A Bright New Boise by Samuel D. Hunter

by TCG News September 5, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Samuel D. Hunter’s The Whale/A Bright New Boise. This is the first book by Hunter from TCG. Winner of Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards, The Whale has had several notable productions, including its world premiere at the Denver Theatre Company in January 2012 and an off-Broadway [...]

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TCG Publishes Henrik Ibsen’s A Master Builder

by TCG News July 1, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of A Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen, translated and adapted by Wallace Shawn. Shawn’s version of the play was used by legendary director (and Shawn’s frequent collaborator) André Gregory during 15 years of work on a theatrical production which, as of 2014, has not been produced in a [...]

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TCG Publishes Will Eno’s Gnit

by TCG News June 27, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Gnit by Will Eno. A bold adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic Peer Gynt, Gnit enjoyed its world premiere at Actors Theatre of Louisville in 2013, as part of the Humana Festival of New American Plays. “The marvel of [Mr. Eno’s] new version is how closely it tracks [...]

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Killer Joe

by TCG News June 9, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Killer Joe by Tracy Letts. Letts, who earned a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award, among other honors, for August: Osage County, launched his playwriting career with this shocking and unforgettable work. Originally staged in 1993 at Next Theatre in Evanston, Illinois, Killer Joe quickly became a [...]

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“Why Not Us?”: Lisa Kron on 9/11 and In the Wake

by Julie Haverkate May 28, 2014 Interviews
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(Photo by Joan Marcus) Back in March, TCG published In the Wake by the Obie award-winning playwright of 2.5 Minutes and the book writer for the recent hit musical, Fun Home. In her newest published work, Lisa Kron takes on the big question of our country’s character with Ellen, a political junkie, who on the Thanksgiving [...]

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Uncle Vanya

by TCG News May 27, 2014 TCG Books
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Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov A New Version by Annie Baker Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, in a new version by Annie Baker. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for The Flick, Baker earned rave reviews for her version of Chekhov’s classic drama, [...]

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The Inspector

by TCG News May 27, 2014 TCG Books
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The Inspector by Nikolai Gogol Translated from the Russian by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of The Inspector, a comedy in five acts by Nikolai Gogol, translated from the Russian by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. This essential edition marks the [...]

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100 (monologues) by Eric Bogosian

by TCG News May 18, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of 100 (monologues) by Eric Bogosian. The book is a collection of Bogosian’s acclaimed monologues, which were originally performed as part of his six Off-Broadway solo shows that premiered between 1980 and 2000. “Mr. Bogosian has crossed the line that separates an exciting artist from a cultural hero. [...]

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An Ideal Theater: Abigail Adams responds to André Gregory

by Abigail Adams April 29, 2014 TCG Books
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(Photo from the early years of People’s Light & Theatre Company. Learn more about the An Ideal Theater salon, and how you can participate,  here. Abigail Adams is responding to André Gregory’s essay about The Theatre of the Living Arts in Todd London’s book, An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art. Excerpts from the book will [...]

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Intersecting Lives, One Hallway:
Adam Rapp on extending moments and digging deep

by Julie Haverkate April 29, 2014 Interviews
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Back in January, TCG published The Hallway Trilogy, a harrowing collection of plays by Adam Rapp that premiered, in rep, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in 2011. The plays – Rose, Paraffin and Nursing – weave tales of love, torment and redemption in one Lower East Side tenement hallway over the course of a century. Ever [...]

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Vision Bursts at the Conference

by TCG News April 17, 2014 National Conference
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“We found a better way of doing things. Found? We forged a better way, we scratched it out, hacked it, ripped it, tore it, yanked it, clawed it out of the resisting, unyielding nose-thumbing environment.” -Zelda Fichandler, as quoted in An Ideal Theater* As part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders, we’ll be [...]

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The Great God Pan

by TCG News April 11, 2014 TCG Books
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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 [...]

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Eric Bogosian: Let’s Talk About Sex

by Julie Haverkate April 9, 2014 Interviews
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Back in October, TCG published Sex Plays, a single volume of two new plays Eric Bogosian, one of America’s premier performers and most innovative and provocative artists. Skunkweed details the culture clash between a L.A. screenwriter and a working-class girl and her rural Florida clan in a hotel room. 1 + 1, which premiered at [...]

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The Shadow of the Hummingbird

by TCG News April 8, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of The Shadow of the Hummingbird, a new work by Athol Fugard, “the greatest living playwright in the English-speaking world” (Time magazine). The play is currently in the midst of its world premiere at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT, and will run through April 27, 2014. [...]

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Todd London Dreams of An Ideal Theater

by Julie Haverkate March 12, 2014 Interviews
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In September, TCG published An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art, a wide-ranging documentary history of the American theatre movement as told by the visionaries who goaded it into being. This anthology collects over forty essays, manifestos, letters and speeches that are each introduced and placed in historical context by noted writer and [...]

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A Celebration for An Ideal Theater edited by Todd London

by TCG News March 5, 2014 TCG Books
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(Pictured: Daniel Alexander Jones, Dael Orlandersmith, Todd London, Karen Hartman, Philip Himberg) TCG held a celebration for An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art at New Dramatists on February 26, 2014, with remarks by Terry Nemeth, publisher, TCG; Caridad Svich, playwright and founder of NoPassport theatre alliance and press and Todd London, editor [...]

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The Hallway Trilogy

by TCG News February 24, 2014 TCG Books
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TCG is pleased to announce the publication of The Hallway Trilogy by Adam Rapp, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-finalist, Red Light Winter. This harrowing series weaving tales of love, torment and redemption received its world premiere at New York City’s Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in February 2011. “To watch The Hallway Trilogy by Adam Rapp [...]

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Outside Mullingar

by TCG News February 5, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar, a compassionate and delightful romantic comedy from the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Oscar-winning author of Doubt. The play is currently enjoying its world premiere, helmed by the Tony Award-winning director, Doug Hughes, at Manhattan Theatre Club, starring Debra Messing and Brían [...]

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An Ideal Theater: Mark Jackson

by Mark Jackson January 31, 2014 TCG Books
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(Photo by Chris Studley. Pictured: Nina Freeman, Ann Farrar, Puja Lalmalani, Allison Youngberg, Morgan Spector and Claire Brownell in American Conservatory Theater MFA Program’s 2005 production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle.) (An Ideal Theater: New Visions is a blog salon inspired by the themes and several prompts from Todd London’s An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art. Learn more [...]

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An Ideal Theater: My Dear Miss Addams

by Faye Price January 6, 2014 TCG Books
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(Photo by Pillsbury House Theatre, 2013. Dancing in the lobby at Pillsbury House’s Summer Arts Camp celebration. Learn more about the An Ideal Theater salon, and how you can participate, here. Faye Price is responding to Jane Addams’ essay about The Hull-House Dramatic Association in Todd London’s book, An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art.) [...]

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An Ideal Theater Blog Salon, Part 2

by August Schulenburg January 2, 2014 TCG Books
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Last month we launched the first stage of the An Ideal Theater blog salon, responding directly to the essays, manifestos, letters and speeches from founding visionaries in Todd London’s An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art.  We’ve already shared responses from Anne Cattaneo on Lincoln Center Theater, and Sherrine Azab on Washington Square Players, and we’ll [...]

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Melissa James Gibson: On Spaces and Bodies, and the Movement In Between

by Julie Haverkate January 2, 2014 Interviews
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Back in July, TCG published Melissa James Gibson’s This and Other Plays. The debut collection by the Obie Award-winning playwright 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 [...]

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How To (Not) Get Socked in the Jaw: Experimenting with Theater, 1915/2013

by Sherrine Azab December 17, 2013 TCG Books
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(Learn more about the An Ideal Theater salon, and how you can participate, here.) There’s a thing I really like to do.  Sometimes I do it on paper; sometimes just in my head.  Mostly I do it in private, so I can be as grandiose or as radical as I want and need to be.  I [...]

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An Ideal Theater: Lincoln Center Theater

by Anne Cattaneo December 12, 2013 TCG Books
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(Photo: Paul Kolnick. Pictured: Seth Numrich, Danny Burstein and Danny Mastrogiorgio in The Golden Boy. Learn more about the An Ideal Theater salon, and how you can participate, here. For more on the history of Lincoln Center Theater, read the Lincoln Center Theater Review issues 15 and 49-50.) When Lincoln Center Theater’s Artistic Director André Bishop was asked [...]

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An Ideal Theater Salon

by August Schulenburg December 11, 2013 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the launch of a new TCG Circle blog salon responding to the entries and themes of An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art, edited and introduced by Todd London. This documentary history of the American theatre movement  collects over forty essays, manifestos, letters and speeches from founding visionaries, each introduced [...]

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Celebration for the New Revised and Complete Edition of Angels in America

by TCG News December 10, 2013 TCG Books
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(Photo by Maverick Sean Photography. Pictured: Terry Nemeth, George C. Wolfe, Tony Kushner, Teresa Eyring, James Houghton.) TCG held a Celebration for the New Revised and Complete Edition of Angels in America at The Pershing Square Signature Center on December 9th, 2013, with remarks by Teresa Eyring, executive director, TCG; James Houghton, artistic director, Signature Theatre; [...]

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The Manifestos and Essays by Richard Foreman

by TCG News December 2, 2013 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Richard Foreman’s The Manifestos and Essays. This volume collects all of the avant-garde theatre pioneer’s writings on the subject of “What is art?” from his early manifestos through his recent transition to the use of film, and provides a fascinating window into this singular artist’s mind and [...]

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