The Detroit Project
by Dominique Morisseau

Three provocative dramas, Paradise Blue , Detroit '67 and Skeleton Crew , make up Dominique Morisseau's The Detroit Project , a play cycle examining the sociopolitical history of Detroit. Each play sits at a cross-section--of race and policing, of labor and recession, of property ownership and gentrification--and comes alive in the characters and relationships that look toward complex, hopeful futures.

Cost of Living 
by Martyna Majok 

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Cost of Living deftly challenges the typical perceptions of those living with disabilities and delves deep into the ways class, race, nationality, and wealth can create gulfs between people, even as they long for the ability to connect.

by Dominique Morisseau

With profound compassion and lyricism, Morisseau brings us a powerful play that delves into the urgent issue of the "school-to-prison" pipeline that ensnares people of color. Issues of class, race, parenting, and education in America are brought to the frontlines, as we are left to question the systematic structures that ultimately trap underserved communities.

Miss You Like Hell 
book and lyrics by Quiara Alegría Hudes; music and lyrics by Erin McKeown

A troubled teenager and her estranged mother--an undocumented Mexican immigrant on the verge of deportation--embark on a road trip and strive to mend their frayed relationship along the way. Combined with the musical talent of Erin McKeown, Hudes artfully crafts a story of the barriers and the bonds of family, while also addressing the complexities of immigration in today's America.

Uncle Vanya 
by Anton Chekhov; Translated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky 

As the sixth play in the TCG Classic Russian Drama Series, Richard Nelson and preeminent translators of Russian literature, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, continue their collaboration with Chekhov's most intimate play.

Let Me Down Easy
by Anna Deavere Smith

Smith's one-person play is a bracing, tender, melancholy, and triumphant exploration of death and dying. Compiled from dozens of interviews conducted by the author with healthcare professionals, theologians, artists, athletes, activists, and more, Smith reminds us again and again that in learning to die we learn to live .

Mary Jane
by Amy Herzog

Armed with medicines, feeding tubes, and various medical equipment, Mary Jane is a single mother and indefatigable force when it comes to caring for her young, sick child. A moving play about the stalwart endurance of a devoted mother, Mary Jane demonstrates the prevailing strength of the human will when fueled by unconditional love.

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Apologia (2017 Edition) 
by Alexi Kaye Campbell

From Nick Hern Books--Kristin Miller is a firebrand matriarch and eminent art historian. Her birthday gathering should be a cause for celebration, but the recent publication of her memoir has exposed cracks in her family relationships. Roundabout Theatre Company's New York debut of Campbell's biting play stars Stockard Channing and and is now playing at the Laura Pels Theatre.

Paradise Lost
by Erin Shields

From Playwrights Canada Press, this new play turns Heaven and Hell upside down in a witty, modern, feminist retelling of John Milton's epic poem about the first battle between good and evil. In Shields's Paradise Lost , the seventeenth century and present day are seamlessly intertwined as Satan vents to an audience about her frustration for being cast out of Heaven and her thoughts on oppression.

Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom
by Jordan Tannahill

Award-winning playwright Jordan Tannahill is back with modern-day queer and feminist retellings of two momentous events--one historic, one mythic. Botticelli in the Fire imagines the famed painter Sandro Botticelli as an irrepressible seeker of love and pleasure, caught in sexual and political brinkmanship. In Sunday in Sodom , Lot's wife, Edith, tells of the Biblical destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, but set in the present day. A double volume from Playwrights Canada Press.

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Dominique Morisseau Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

Often referred to as the "Genius" grant, TCG playwright Dominique Morisseau has been named one of the 2018 MacArthur fellows. TCG Books added Morisseau to our list of playwrights this year with her titles  The Detroit Project   and  Pipeline  (don't forget to grab your copy of each title!). You can see the list of winners  here.
Jesse Pennington and Jay O. Sanders in the Old Globe production of Uncle Vanya based on a new translation. Photo by Jim Cox
Richard Nelson on Collaborative Translations

The New York Times recently featured an article by playwright Richard Nelson about his ongoing collaboration with the translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. Their translation of Uncle Vanya (the 6th title in TCG's Classic Russian Drama series) is now available from TCG Books. This new translation is currently being presented by the Hunter Theater Project at Hunter College in New York City until November 18th.
Suzan-Lori Parks. Photo by Tammy Shell.
Suzan-Lori Parks Awarded 2018 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award

Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks has been chosen as the 2018 recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, designated for "an American playwright whose body of work has made significant contributions to the American theater." View the full New York Times article  here.
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