by J. T. Rogers

Currently a hit Broadway show, Oslo is J. T. Rogers's debut publication with TCG Books. A darkly funny and sweeping new play, this political drama tells the surprising true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships, and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Accords between the Israelis and the Palestinians. As he did with such wit and intelligence in Blood and Gifts, Rogers presents a deeply personal story set against a complex political canvas. Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls it "the stuff of crackling theater...Oslo is a vivid, thoughtful, and astonishingly lucid account of a byzantine chapter in international politics." 
by David Bowie and Enda Walsh

One of the last works completed by beloved pop icon David Bowie before his death in early 2016, the otherworldy musical Lazarus is a poignant homage to his legacy. Inspired by the 1963 novel The Man Who Fell to Earth with a book by award-winning playwright  Enda Walsh Lazarus weaves a thrilling rock opera from new compositions by Bowie as well as many of his classic songs.

Originally an Off-Broadway hit starring Michael C. Hall and directed by Ivo van Hove, the new musical Lazarus ended its subsequent London production in early 2017.
by Anne Washburn

From The New York Times:
"Mr. Burns is so smart it makes your head spin...Downright brilliant. This intoxicating and sobering vision of an American future, set during a day-after tomorrow apocalypse...has depths of feeling to match its breadth of imagination... With grand assurance and artistry, Anne Washburn makes us appreciate anew the profound value of storytelling in and of itself... Makes a case for theatre as the most glorious and durable storyteller of all."

This volume also contains 10 Out of 12, The Small and I Have Loved Strangers.
by Wallace Shawn

His fifth play published by TCG, Evening at the Talk House by Wallace Shawn is typical of his dark and eerie work -- amusing and unsettling at the same time.  At The Talk House, an old haunt, a group of friends and theatre artists reunite after ten years to reminisce and catch-up on each other's lives. At first, the conversation is fairly run-of-the-mill: current TV shows and where their careers have taken them. Eventually, the discussion's tone takes a turn when they mention supplementing their incomes through the government-led program to enlist unemployed artists for drone strikes and carrying out violent attacks on foreign land.
by Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira's Tony Award-nominated play Eclipsed now has a newly revised edition with updates from the playwright and a gorgeous new cover. 

Amid the chaos of the Liberian Civil War, the captive wives of a rebel officer band together to form a fragile community-until the balance of their lives is upset by the arrival of a new girl. Drawing on reserves of wit and compassion, Eclipsed reveals distinct women who must discover their own means of survival in this chilling and humanizing story of transformation and renewal in a hostile world of horrors not of their own making. 

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

Humana Festival 2016: The Complete Plays is now available from Playscripts, Inc.! This compilation features an exceptional array of work, bringing together all nine scripts from the 2016 Humana Festival of New American Plays, the 40th cycle of world premiere productions staged at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Wild from Nick Hern Books is the latest play from Tony Award-nominated playwright Mike Bartlett. The play is a darkly comic story that explores the unexpected, bewildering, and life-changing consequences of challenging the status quo at a global level.

The Marriage Plays from Oberon Books is the first collection of plays from Bathsheba Doran. This collection of critically-acclaimed plays contains Kin, Parents Evening, and The Mystery of Love and Sex.


On Sunday, April 23, TCG Books teamed with Playwrights Canada Press to discuss their new release Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas at Book Culture. Click here to see photos and watch a video of the discussion with editors Stephen Orlov and Samah Sabawi and contributor Ismail Khalidi, with moderator Leila Buck!

Stephen Orlov, Ismail Khalidi, and Leila Buck. Photo by Anna Troiano.

Missed out?  Check out our archive of past book events , including photos, videos, and memorable moments.

TCG Bestsellers
(March 2017) 
by Anne Washburn

2.  Doubt
by John Patrick Shanley

by Quiara Alegría Hudes

4.  Evening at the Talk House
by Wallace Shawn

5.  Gem of the Ocean
by August Wilson

7.  The Humans
by Stephen Karam

8.  The Motherfucker with the Hat
by Stephen Adly Guirgis

by Suzan-Lori Parks

10.  The Flick
by Annie Baker

TCG Titles Currently in Production

Into the Woods  by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim,  Center Theatre Group  (CA)

The Clean House  by Sarah Ruhl,  Boise Contemporary Theater  (ID)

Barbecue  by Robert O'Hara,  The Lyric Stage Company of Boston  (MA)

Homebody  by Tony Kushner,  Central Square Theater  (MA)

Pacific Overtures  by John Weidman and Stephen Sondheim,  Classic Stage Company  (NY)

How I Learned to Drive  by Paula Vogel,  Syracuse Stage  (NY)

The Country House  by Donald Margulies, 

Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis,  Cleveland Play House  (OH)

Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)  by Suzan-Lori Parks,  PURE Theatre  (SC)

The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl,  Lean Ensemble Theater  (SC)

Rabbit Hole  by David Lindsay-Abaire,  Virginia Repertory Theatre  (VA)

Congratulations to TCG Playwright Lynn Nottage!

Lynn Nottage's play Sweat (coming soon from TCG Books) was recently named the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The win makes Nottage the first woman to earn two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama, having first won in 2007 for Ruined. Sweat is currently running on Broadway at Studio 54.

Young Jean Lee's Broadway Debut

Nottage isn't the only TCG playwright making history. With the announcement that Young Jean Lee's play Straight White Men (coming soon from TCG Books) is making its Broadway premiere next year, Lee is now the first female Asian American playwright to have her work on a Broadway stage.

Oslo: From Stage to Screen

J. T. Rogers is having quite a year with his recently published TCG play  Oslo, which is currently in the midst of a critically adored Broadway production. Now,  according to a recent announcement,
Oslo  will be making its move to become a major motion picture!

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