97 Monologues and Scenes by Female and Trans Playwrights, Volume One

"We make trouble. And plays." -  The Kilroys

From the Foreword by Paula Vogel:

"And at last there are The Kilroys. A group dedicated as women and transgender artists to say: 'We were there. We are here.' A group dedicated to the proposition that there is an abundance of prodigious talent and creativity that must replace the current pitiful trickle through institutional pipelines. A group of kick-ass theatre artists who declare there is no excuse, in the twenty-first century, for producers and artistic directors to insist they cannot find women or women of color in the field. The incredible Kilroys List makes visible proof that there are infinite playworlds of which our current pipelines can only dream. The Kilroys reward and thank the theatre companies that don't offer excuses, but do their work, produce the most exciting work by women playwrights side-by-side with the exciting work of our male colleagues. Our theatre companies can no longer be wasteful in their programming, skipping over the exhilarating voices of this volume. The Kilroys have amassed writers aplenty to fill hundreds of pipelines. Where once I had my nose pressed to the window glass outside the candy store, this book opens the door to us all. Welcome. Greedily, I have read each monologue, and now I'm hungry to see each play onstage. Thanks to all the Kilroys. Your daring and generosity makes us all dare."

by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, & Steven Levenson
Winner, 2017 Tony Award for Best Musical

TCG is proud to publish Dear Evan Hansen, the book and lyrics to the Tony Award-winning musical:

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed could be his. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to belong. Deeply personal and profoundly universal, Dear Evan Hansen is a groundbreaking American musical about truth, fiction, and the price we're willing to pay for the possibility to connect.
by Enda Walsh

From the innovative mind of Enda Walsh, TCG is proud to publish his latest beguiling and captivating work Arlington.

In the midst of a bleak and terrifying world, Arlington is a compelling ode to the human spirit and its power to endure. It premiered at Galway International Arts Festival in 2016 in a production by the festival and Landmark Productions, directed by the playwright. It received its U.S. premiere at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn in May 2017. 
by Lynn Nottage
Winner, 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Congratulations to TCG playwright Lynn Nottage on not only winning her second Pulitzer Prize for Drama (after Ruined in 2009), but for being the first woman to earn two Pulitzer Prizes in any category! We're proud to publish Sweat, her Tony Award-nominated drama set in one of the poorest cities in America, Reading, Pennsylvania, where a group of down-and-out factory workers struggle to keep their present lives in balance, ignorant of the financial devastation looming in their near future. 

Best Play

Best Musical

Best Revival of a Play

These fabulous new titles come from our Partner Publishers  -- all of whom are distributed by TCG and can be found in our online bookstore.

Fefu and her Friends, the new 40th anniversary edition of the play by beloved playwright María Irene Fornés, is available from PAJ Publications. The expanded edition includes the original version of the play, conceived and directed by the author two decades after the 1977 production.

1984 from Oberon Books is the stage version of Orwell's classic dystopian novel adapted by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan. The production ran on the West End in 2016 before transferring to its current home on Broadway.

Surviving Actors Manual from Nick Hern Books is the essential, one-stop handbook for actors, with everything you need to survive and thrive, from the team behind the internationally successful Surviving Actors conventions.
TCG Bestsellers
(May 2017) 
1.  Sweat
by Lynn Nottage

by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, & Steven Levenson

3.  Oslo
by J.T. Rogers

4.  The Humans
by Stephen Karam

6.  Lazarus
by David Bowie & Enda Walsh

7.  Ruined
by Lynn Nottage

8.  The Flick
by Annie Baker

9.  Arlington
by Enda Walsh

10.  Mary Page Marlowe
by Tracy Letts

TCG Titles Currently in Production

Eclipsed  by Danai Gurira,  Synchronicity Theatre  (GA)

Intimate Apparel  by Lynn Nottage,  Centre Stage  (SC)

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom  by August Wilson,  1st Stage  (VA)

Barbecue/Bootycandy Wins LAMBDA Award!

Congratulations to Robert O'Hara whose two-play volume Barbecue/Bootycandy, published by TCG, recently won the  2017 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Drama. Lambda Literary is the nation's leading organization advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) literature, and TCG is proud to publish an award recipient!

ICYMI: J.T. Rogers on Charlie Rose

In early May, pre-Tony win, TCG playwright J.T. Rogers, director Bartlett Sher, Terje Rød-Larsen --the president of the International Peace Institute -- and actor Jennifer Ehle were invited to discuss Oslo on the talk show Charlie Rose. Hear Rogers discuss what inspires him -- "As a storyteller, I'm always looking for the gripping personal stories against a larger historical political backdrop." 

Paula Vogel on her 'Eerily Timely' Plays -- New Yorker

A recent article in the New Yorker featured TCG playwright Paula Vogel and her Tony Award-nominated show Indecent (coming soon from TCG Books), a play that has earned her great success including her debut on Broadway this past spring. As is often the case with theatre, Indecent's themes and evocative imagery seem to sharply reflect the current state of our political atmosphere -- a demonstrative effect of Vogel's abilities as a playwright.

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