. A masterpiece. Parks is a macarthur fellow and the Master Writer Chair at the Public Theater. A devastatingly beautiful dramatic work, 2, father Comes Home from the Wars Parts 1, & 3 is the opening trilogy of a projected nine-play cycle that will ultimately take us into the present. Suzan-lori parks became the first african American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Topdog/Underdog in 2002.
By turns philosophical and playful, swoops, lyrical and earthy, Father Comes Home from the Wars Parts 1, leaps, dives and soars, 2 & 3, reimagining a turbulent point in American history through a cockeyed contemporary lens . Her other plays include the book of grace, the death of the last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, Fucking A, In the Blood, Venus, Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom and The America Play.
. In 2007 her 365 days/365 plays was produced at more than seven hundred theaters worldwide. A story that engages the deepest possible issues in the most gripping possible ways. New yorkoffered his freedom if he joins his master in the ranks of the Confederacy, Hero, a slave, must choose whether to leave the woman and people he loves for what may be another empty promise.
Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War
But this collection offers voices—powerful voices, telling the kind of truth that only fiction can offer. What makes the collection so remarkable is that all of these stories are written by those who were there, or waited for them at home. They are realistic, haunting and shocking. Television reports, movies, newspapers and blogs about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have offered images of the fighting there.
. The anthology, includes the best voices of the wars' generation: award-winning author phil klay's redeployment;” brian turner, whose poem Hurt Locker” was the movie's inspiration; Colby Buzzell, whose book You Know When the Men Are Gone echoes the joy and pain of the spouses left behind; Matt Gallagher, which features a Foreword by National Book Award winner Colum McCann, whose book My War resonates with countless veterans; Siobhan Fallon, whose book Kaboom captures the hilarity and horror of the modern military experience; and ten others.
Fire and forget includes the title story from redeployment by Phil Klay, 2014 National Book Award Winner in FictionThese stories aren't pretty and they aren't for the faint of heart. And they are all unforgettable.
Sweat TCG Edition
In one of the poorest cities in america, a group of down-and-out factory workers struggle to keep their present lives in balance, Reading, Pennsylvania, ignorant of the financial devastation looming in their near future. Based on nottage’s extensive research and interviews with residents of Reading, Sweat is a topical reflection of the present and poignant outcome of America’s economic decline.
Lynn nottage is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prize Awards for Drama for Sweat and Ruined. She offers a powerful critique of the American attitude toward class, and how it affects the decisions we make. Sweat has fraternity at its heart, but also the violence, and the suspicion that can result from class aspirations.
Hilton als, new yorker Lynn Nottage has written one of her most exquisitely devastating tragedies to date. Her other plays include intimate apparel; by the way, Meet Vera Stark; Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine; Crumbs from the Table of Joy; and Las Meninas. She is the first woman playwright to be honored twice.
Winner of the 2017 pulitzer prize for drama Nominee for 3 Tony Awards including Best Play “Lynn Nottage’s best work.
When War Becomes Personal: Soldiers' Accounts from the Civil War to Iraq
Air force officer, has compiled a haunting anthology of personal essays and short memoirs that span more than 100 years of warfare. Alvord white clements—himself a veteran of the Second World War—introduces his grandfather Isaac N. Clements’s civil war memoir; the novelist paul West writes of his father, a British veteran of World War I, as well as of his own boyhood recollections of the London Blitz.
Donald anderson, a former U. S. Soldiers more than anyone know what they are capable of destroying; when they write about war, they are trying to preserve the world. Second gulf war veteran jason armagost traces his journey to Iraq through the history of literature and the books he brought with him to the war zone.
The thirteen essays in when war Becomes Personal tell the enduring truths of battle, myth, stripping away much of the romance, and fantasy. John wolfe details the life-changing and life-threatening injuries he sustained in Vietnam and the hallucinations he experienced afterward.
In the aftermath of best-selling Here, Bullet, Brian Turner deftly illuminates existence as both easily extinguishable and ultimately enduring. These prophetic, osmotic poems wage a daily battle for normalcy, seeking structure in the quotidian while grappling with the absence of forgetting.
Through the experiences of these young men at war, to serve, he shows what it means to fight, and to face down mortal danger on a daily basis. Now, junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat--the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another.
. His on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. In his breakout bestseller, the perfect storm, sebastian Junger created "a wild ride that brilliantly captures the awesome power of the raging sea and the often futile attempts of humans to withstand it" Los Angeles Times Book Review.
Topdog/Underdog TCG Edition
She is currently head of the A. S. K. A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity is Suzan-Lori Parks latest riff on the way we are defined by history. The play tells the story of lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment.
Haunted by the past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering reality of their future. Suzan-lori parks is the author of numerous plays, including In the Blood and Venus. Theater projects writing for Performance Program at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia.
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition
A revised edition of one of the most influential plays of our time, published with a new foreword by the author.
In the Next Room or the vibrator play
Givings, who regularly induces “paroxysm” in his once high-strung patient Sabrina, allowing her to happily return to playing piano. Soon, and also befriends his wife catherine, Sabrina falls in love with the doctor’s assistant Annie, who is dealing with her own neurotic misgivings about not being able to breast-feed her baby.
. She is a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship. Ruhl develops the story with the enticing blend of irreverent humor and skewed realism. Has the potential to be a modern masterpiece. Los angeles timessarah ruhl made her broadway debut this fall with her latest effervescent comedy: a play about sex, and equality, intimacy, set in the 1880s, when enthusiasm for the electric light bulb gave rise to a handy new instrument to treat female hysteria.
. It’s beautiful. San francisco chronicle“This breathtakingly inventive addition to Ruhl’s singular body of work. The story revolves around the medical office and home of Dr. With this new work, ruhl once again uses playful symbolism and lyrical language as she makes seemingly effortless thematic leaps—crafting a play with tremendous critical and audience appeal, in her singular theatrical voice.
Sarah ruhl’s plays include dead man’s cell phone, passion Play, The Clean House a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and Eurydice, all of which have been widely produced throughout the United States and internationally.
Indecent TCG Edition
Revelatory…As intimate and immediate as a whispered secret. Vogel’s play thrums with music, and fear, and it’s shrewd about the ways in which America isn’t free, desire, and about how art does and doesn’t transcend the perilous winds of history. New yorker“superbly realized…indecent, sheds an eye-opening light on a little-known time when theatrical history, the powerful play by Paula Vogel, Jewish culture, and the frank depiction of homosexuality intersected, with explosive results.
New york Times“Gorgeous. Her other plays include don juan comes home from Iraq, and The Baltimore Waltz, A Civil War Christmas, The Long Christmas Ride Home, among others. Performing at first in yiddish and german, the play’s subject matter wasn’t deemed contentious until it was produced in English, when the American audiences were scandalized by the onstage depiction of an amorous affair between two women.
Illuminating and heartbreaking. Rich in sympathy and humor, indecent has the scope of an epic but the intimacy of a chamber piece…It celebrates and illustrates the power of theater. Time out new york“a moving and fascinating play…a singular achievement… the historical perspective is vast and knowing…Has there ever been anything quite like Indecent, world wars, homophobia, censorship, red-baiting, anti-Semitism, and oh, yes, a play that touches—I mean deeply touches—so much rich emotion about history and the theater, joyful human passion?
. An extraordinary play.
Marjorie Prime TCG Edition
A graduate of the brown mfa program, Harrison is a writer-producer for the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. But it also comes into play with particular power and meaning after someone who has been loved dies. Through deeply drawn characters—both real and in the form of artificial intelligence companions, and what would we forget, or “Primes” —Harrison burrows into troubling questions of the digital age: What would we remember, once computers know us better than we know ourselves? Jordan Harrison grew up on Bainbridge Island, given the power of authorship? Will we be any less human, near Seattle.
His plays include maple and vine, the grown-up, amazons and their Men, Doris to Darlene, Act a Lady, Finn in the Underworld, Kid-Simple, and Futura. And it is this tension between life and death—with memory functioning as connective tissue—that animates Jordan Harrison’s subtly shattering, Marjorie Prime.
Hedy weiss, chicago sun-times “jordan harrison’s play has all the hallmarks of the best science fiction; it’s clever in conceit, surprising in its turns, alive with humor, and terribly haunting by the time the lights go out. Rollo romig, marjorie examines her past, new Yorker With help from an intriguingly innovative technology in a future not far from our present, sometimes replacing her realities with idealized memories.
He was a 2015 pulitzer Prize finalist for Marjorie Prime. Harrison is the recipient of a guggenheim Fellowship, and the Horton Foote Prize, the Kesselring Prize, a Hodder Fellowship, among other awards.