by Stephen Karam

TCG is excited to announce the release of  our second publication from Tony Award-winning playwright and Pulitzer Prize-finalist  Stephen Karam . Speech & Debate is an unconventional dark comedy about three misfit high school students in Salem, OR who form a unique debate club, complete with a musical version of The Crucible, an unusual podcast, and a plot to take down their corrupt drama teacher. With his signature wit, Karam traces the cohort's attempts to fend off the menace of encroaching adulthood with caustic humor and subversive antics.
by Mikhail Bulgakov/Translated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky

Best known for his novel The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov had a knack for political allegory. Both Molière, or the Cabal of Hypocrites and Don Quixote were contentious in their time.  Charged with cultural subtext and controversial intrigue, the plays in this exceptional new volume from TCG's Russian Drama Series are given new light by the foremost translators of Russian classic literature, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky , in collaboration with renowned playwright Richard Nelson .

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

All books featured below come from our friends from across the pond, Nick Hern Books:

All Change Please is a new book on gender parity in theatre about why change matters, its benefits -- artistic, commercial, ethical, and social -- and how, with everyone's help, we can actually achieve it. From smaller organizational shifts to rethinking concepts as huge as the art we inherit, how we attribute excellence, and the constraints we unwittingly pass on to the next generation, there are things we can all do to bring about change.

a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun) is a new play from widely acclaimed British playwright debbie tucker green. An examination of the pain of romance, the work is "beautifully dark and recognizable... an insightful observation of how we dissect our relationships, how we talk about talking, and what 'silence' means between lovers" (Independent).

Shakespeare on Stage: Volume 2 features twelve leading actors who take the reader behind the scenes of landmark Shakespearean productions, each recreating in detail their memorable performance in a major role. Includes insights from such famed performers as Fiona Shaw, Ian McKellen, Zoë Wanamaker, and more.

In addition to publishing our own books, TCG is proud to distribute the publications of eleven other terrific drama publishers. Here, we shine a spotlight on the work of Aurora Metro Books.
Aurora Metro Books  is a London-based independent publisher which has a fine list of drama titles, particularly strong in plays for young people, plays by women and plays by black and Asian writers. Added to this are their unique collections of contemporary drama from around the world including plays from Eastern Europe, South Africa and Southeast Asia. Their plays are not just for the academic, as there are many plays which have found productions internationally and will appeal to theatre-makers looking to premiere plays in the USA.

Highlights include plays by France's Jean-Claude Carriere, the UK's Charles Way and Sonja Linden, India's Manjula Padmanabhan, South Africa's Mike van Graan, and Australia's Germaine Greer.

Established for over 25 years, Aurora Metro's titles have received many awards, as well as 3 Kirkus Blue Stars for their original fiction. In 2016, Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema was voted best book on silent film in the UK.

Each month, a TCG staff member selects a TCG Books title that holds a special meaning   -- whether it's a show the staffer performed in, a dog-eared acting resource, a writer that continually inspires or simply a favorite play   -- and we will offer a special 50% discount off that title for the month.

Currently, Salma Zohdi, TCG's communications associate, has selected Caryl Churchill's Far Away, and  here's why Just use code STAFF717 when you check out for 50% off!

TCG Bestsellers
(July 2017) 
1.  Dear Evan Hansen
by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, & Steven Levenson

3. Sweat
by Lynn Nottage

4.  Oslo
by J.T. Rogers

5.  Ruined
by Lynn Nottage

by Stephen Karam

7.  The Flick
by Annie Baker

8.  Molière, or the Cabal of Hypocrites and Don Quixote
by Mikhail Bulgakov/ Translated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky

by Declan Donnellan

10.  The Tempest
by Aimé Césaire

Live with The Kilroys

The New York Times recently chatted with members of The Kilroys, the theatre collective behind the annual List of plays by female and trans playwrights, via a Facebook Livestream to discuss gender parity in the American stage. TCG recently published The Kilroys List: 97 Monologues and Scenes by Female and Trans Playwrights, Volume Onewhich includes playwrights  from the 2015 and 2015 editions of the List.

Chatting with Dominique Morisseau

In a recent interview with The Interval, award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau discusses her new play Pipeline, running at Lincoln Center Theater. TCG Books will soon be publishing Morisseau's popular trilogy The Detroit Project, 
expected later this fall.

An Inside Look at Reading, PA with Lynn Nottage

In a recent project, Lynn Nottage, author of this year's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat, continued the work she began for the development of the play with an art installation in Reading itself -- at Reading's own Franklin Street Train Station. The exhibit involves multiple mediums and platforms in order to continue to uplift the voices of the residents of the impoverished city.

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