TCG's 16th title from  Caryl Churchill Here We Go/Escaped Alone  contains two plays exemplary of her notoriously dark, witty work. Creeping and ruminative,  Here We Go  "acts as a chilling reminder of our own mortality" ( Guardian ), with a three-part examination of death and its aftermath. Escaped Alone   considers a broader demise: the apocalypse. Through the musings of four older women chatting in an English back garden, the fate of the world is outlined in an unsettling revelation of mankind's own self-destruction.  

Known for his complex portrayals of the human psyche,  Tracy Letts ' new work  Mary Page Marlowe  expands what at first appears to be an intimate snapshot of one woman's ordinary life into a grand and elaborate portrait play. In a series of elegant, nonchronological scenes spanning the years from 1946 to 2015, the play hopscotches through Mary Page Marlowe's quiet existence as an accountant from Ohio-complicating notions of what it means to lead a "simple life."   
Samuel D. Hunter's plays are populated with characters from the bleak side of the American economy. Laced with poetic images yet drawn with meticulous realism, Hunter's  Five Plays  linger in franchise restaurants, retirement facilities, mountain camps, and struggling businesses. The five plays collected here, all set in Hunter's home state of Idaho, demonstrate this writer's knack for exposing, without condescension or easy moralizing, the pathos in marginalized lives.

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

The Encounter  from  Nick Hern Books traces Loren McIntyre's journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, where he found himself lost among the people of the remote Javari Valley in Brazil. It was an encounter that was to change his life, bringing the limits of human consciousness into startling focus. The play incorporates innovative technology into a solo performance to build a shifting world of sound.

On Freedom  from Oberon Books  collects powerful polemics from 34 contributors -- artists, directors, activists, politicians -- all of whom have worked with or supported Belarus Free Theatre over the last decade.  The anthology of short essays is curated by Belarus Free Theatre, and published to coincide with their 10-year anniversary celebrations.

Pig Girl  from Playwrights Canada Press is "a deeply feminist, profoundly political work" about a woman's attempt to evade a serial killer on a secluded farm ( Public Reviews ).  Pig Girl  is the winner of the 2016 Governor General's Literary Award For Drama and the 2014 Carol Bolt Award.

Save 50% on TCG's 
Holiday Gift Guide  book bundles! 

The holiday season is officially underway, and TCG Books has a solution for all your gift-shopping stress. In our  Holiday Gift Guide , we have created the perfect packages for the theatre-lovers in your life, whether they're actors, directors, or simply avid readers of great plays. You can choose from 9 different sets, including the "Two For One" bundle, "Women Playwrights," or all the TCG Pulitzer Prize winners! More still, with a purchase of certain book bundles, you get a free TCG tote bag, just because we like you. 

TCG Bestsellers 
of the Year!

2. The Humans
by Stephen Karam
3. The Flick
by Annie Baker
4. Doubt: A Parable
by John Patrick Shanley
5. John
by Annie Baker
by Suzan-Lori Parks

7.  Water by the Spoonful
by Quiara Alegría Hudes

8. Between Riverside and Crazy
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
9.  A Tempest
by  Aimé Césaire
10. The Viewpoints Book
by Anne Bogart and Tina Landau
11. Ruined
by Lynn Nottage
12. Love and Information
by Caryl Churchill
13. Into the Woods 
by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim
14. The Actor and the Target
by Declan Donnellan
15. The Clean House and Other Plays
by Sarah Ruhl
16. The Vermont Plays
by Annie Baker
17. Next to Normal
by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt
18.  Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)  
by Suzan-Lori Parks
Adapted by Thornton Wilder
20. Gem of the Ocean
by August Wilson
21. Spring Awakening
by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater
22. King Charles III
by Mike Bartlett

23. Theatre of the Oppressed
by Augusto Boal

24. Cloud 9
by Caryl Churchill
25. Prodigal Son
by John Patrick Shanley


Tarell Alvin McCraney to Head Playwriting Department at Yale 
TCG playwright  Tarell Alvin McCraney is having quite a year! First, his critically acclaimed play Choir Boy was published in January, then he co-wrote the widely lauded, Oscar-buzzworthy movie Moonlight, and most recently, he was named the next chairman of the playwriting department at the Yale School of Drama.

Lynn Nottage is Headed to Broadway!

After winning the Pulitzer Prize for her drama Ruined in 2009, TCG playwright Lynn Nottage will have her Broadway debut with her new hit play Sweat about the lives of post-recession Americans in Pennsylvania. She was recently interviewed by  Slate about the play's journey so far. Sweat will be published by TCG in the spring of 2017. 

New York Times Critics Choose Best of 2016, Upcoming Titles from TCG Books

Ben Brantley and Charles Isherwood of the New York Times have announced their picks for the best theatre of 2016. Among their choices are the soon-to-be published plays of Richard Nelson ( The Gabriels), JT Rogers ( Oslo), Lynn Nottage ( Sweat), and Paula Vogel ( Indecent).

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