by Jordan Harrison

Now a major motion picture starring Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Lois Smith, and Tim Robbins,  Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison "has all the hallmarks of the best science fiction" and was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama (New Yorker). With help from an intriguingly innovative technology in a future not far from our present, Marjorie is able to examine and even alter her past. Through deeply drawn characters, Harrison burrows into troubling questions of the digital age: What would we remember, and what would we forget, given the power of authorship? Will we be any less human, once computers know us better than we know ourselves?
by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Tracy Letts

TCG is excited to publish its fifth title by Tracy Letts -- a lively take on the Chekhovian classic Three Sisters

From the Chicago Tribune:
"It's not so much that Letts is translating Chekhov rather than writing his own play. Letts's main achievement here is to make Chekhov more emotional, accessible and active: 'When you grab at happiness and just get little handfuls, and then lose it all anyway,' Letts's Masha observes, 'you get bitter. And you stop paying careful attention.' ...That's powerful stuff -- and a pretty succinct summary, a kind of Letts-Chekhov Unhappy Meal Combo, of bitterness, its derivation and its consequences."
by Naomi Wallace

Lauded for her topical, searing explorations of the pressing issues that provoke and challenge our humanity, Naomi Wallace's new play Night is a Room tackles the timeless topic of love and relationships, manipulating it an entirely new and shocking way. 

This story of a seemingly ideal marriage between a loving and vibrant couple is torn apart when the husband's previously unknown birth mother surprises him for his fortieth birthday... though 'surprise' is a mild understatement given the twists and turns that are in store. Night is a Room examines the intimate challenge love can create, be it sexual, romantic, familial -- or all of the above.
by Stephen Adly Guirgis

The Motherfucker with the Hat is the second play by Stephen Adly Guirgis from TCG, following his 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner Between Riverside and Crazy. The play marked Guirgis' Broadway debut at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in the spring of 2011, which received rave reviews.

In The Motherfucker with the Hat, Jackie, a recently paroled drug dealer, attempts a fragile balance between the addictions of love, the struggle to stay clean, and the revenge for the betrayals that punctuate and maybe even facilitate his recovery. As described by the New York Times, the play is "by far the most accomplished and affecting work from the gifted Mr. Guirgis, a prolific chronicler of marginal lives." 
by David Lindsay-Abaire

The newest play from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire centers around a high-stakes territorial battle between two determined senior women over the best room in their assisted living home.  In a satirical conflict of power and control, Lindsay-Abaire spins a benign, sometimes mundane setting into an absurdist, colorful battleground. Ripcord examines our expectations of what it means to grow old in 21st century America, and what happens when a sense of possession collides with a mania of obsession -- "admirable in its precision and symmetry; there's not a comic setup that isn't balanced by a logically consistent payoff" (New York Times).


with Special Guest Lois Smith

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 5pm
Drama Book Shop
250 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018

Jordan Harrison  and Lois Smith will be at the Drama Book Shop at 5pm on Friday, February 24th to perform a short reading and discuss Harrison's award-winning play,  Marjorie Prime. The event will be followed by a book signing.

Through deeply drawn characters --both real and in the form of artificial intelligence companions, or "Primes" -- Harrison burrows into troubling questions of the digital age. Marjorie Prime was named a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and has been adapted into a major motion picture starring Jon Hamm, Lois Smith, Geena Davis and Tim Robbins. Along with his celebrated work as a playwright, Harrison is also a writer-producer for the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black.


Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7pm
Polonsky Shakespeare Center
262 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Part of an ongoing series, this free public talk features Richard Maxwell discussing Theater For Beginners, his "pocket" study guide to the art of making theatre.

Part of the Harkness Dance Festival

Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 3pm
92Y Unterberg Poetry Center
Buttenwieser Hall
1395 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10128

Hear Annie-B Parson give an exclusive talk on her new book Dance by Letter.

TCG Bestsellers
(January 2017) 

2.  A Tempest
by Aime Cesaire

3.  Topdog/Underdog
by Suzan-Lori Parks

4.  The Flick
by Annie Baker

by Stephen Karam

6. Doubt
by John Patrick Shanley

7.  Gem of the Ocean
by August Wilson

8.  Love and Information
by Caryl Churchill

9.  Marjorie Prime
by Jordan Harrison

10.  The Viewpoints Book
by Anne Bogart and Tina Landau
TCG Titles Currently in Production

Collected Stories  by Donald Margulies,  Palm Beach Dramaworks  (FL)

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

King Charles III  by Mike Bartlett,  The Shakespeare Theatre Company  (DC)

Marjorie Prime  by Jordan Harrison,  Artists Repertory Theatre  (OR)

2.5 Minute Ride  by Lisa Kron,  Diversionary Theatre  (CA)

The Aliens  by Annie Baker,

Well  by Lisa Kron, 

Well by Lisa Kron, 

Uncle Vanya  adapted by Annie Baker,  Goodman Theatre  (IL)

Barbecue  by Robert O'Hara,  Cleveland Public Theatre  (OH)

Uncle Vanya  adapted by Annie Baker,  Threshold Repertory Theatre  (SC)

August: Osage County by Tracy Letts, OpenStage Theatre & Co (CO)

John by Annie Baker, 

The Illusion by Tony Kushner,  North Coast Repertory Theatre  (CA)

The Few by Samuel D. Hunter, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (WI)

Cloud 9 by Caryl Churchill,  Hartford Stage  (CT)

Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl,  The Lyric Stage Company of Boston  (MA)

Jordan Harrison Among Playwrights Making TV Better

A recent feature in Slate discusses the influence of playwrights in television writing, including Jordan Harrison, who writes for the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black, and whose play Marjorie Prime was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

A Fond Farewell for Ming Cho Lee 

Acclaimed set designer and artist Ming Cho Lee recently announced his retirement from his position as beloved design professor at the Yale School of Drama after 48 years of teaching. In 2014, TCG published Ming Cho Lee: A Life in Design by Arnold Aronson, cataloging Lee's decades of work in theatre.

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