The New York-centric author of Our Lady of 121st Street and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
 adds a Pulitzer Prize to his acclaimed career.

As a playwright, Stephen Adly Guirgis 
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is most recognized for his depiction of New York's unnoticed and unsung communities, by writing "empathetic, 
 poetic tales of ex-cons, addicts, and other men whom society would label losers" (Hilton Als, New Yorker). This year, his play Between Riverside and Crazy -- noavailable from TCG -- earned him the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 

The citation for his Pulitzer Prize describes the work as "a nuanced, beautifully written play about a retired police officer faced with eviction that uses dark comedy to confront questions of life and death."

Written with humor, tenderness, grit, and wonderment, Between Riverside and Crazy is an extraordinary play: a dark comedy about a man trying to maintain control as the world unravels around him.

The play premiered at Atlantic Theater Company (Off-Broadway, New York) in the summer of 2014, with a subsequent production shortly after at Second Stage Theatre Company (Off-Broadway, New York), in the winter of 2015.

Stephen Adly Gurigis is a former co-artistic director of LABryinth Theater Company. Prior awards include the Yale Wyndham-Campbell Prize, a PEN/Laura Pels Award, a Whiting Award and a 2014 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award.


by Stephen Karam

From a brand new author to TCG Books, The Humans is a stunningly dark comedy by up-and-comer Stephen Karam. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's apartment in lower Manhattan. Unfolding over a single scene, this "delirious tragicomedy" (Chicago Sun-Times) by acclaimed young playwright Stephen Karam "infuses the traditional kitchen-sink family drama with qualities of horror in his portentous and penetrating work of psychological unease"(Variety), creating an indelible family portrait.
Eclipsed
by Danai Gurira

Known for her role as Michonne on the hit AMC television series The Walking Dead, Danai Gurira now joins the ranks of talented playwrights in TCG Books. 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. Eclipsed reveals distinct women who must discover their own means of survival in this deeply felt portrait of women finding and testing their own strength in a hostile world of horrors not of their own making. 
The Open House
by Will Eno

Called "an anarchic and deliciously clever play" by The Huffington Post, The Open House boasts Will Eno's famous brand of quirk and charm. This wildly funny and subversive take on the archetypal family drama is dense with authentic feeling and pain and it ultimately evolves into something haunted and mysterious and grand, even hopeful. The Open House won a Drama Desk Award, the 2014 Obie Award for Playwriting and the 2014 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. 
Intimacy and Other Plays
by Thomas Bradshaw

Thomas Bradshaw's Intimacy is an outrageous and bold new comedy. Interracial couple Jerry and Pat enjoy a good-natured relationship with their recently widowed, white evangelical neighbor James, borrowing tools and even sharing the same contractor. Everything's suburban bliss -- that is, until a horrified James discovers his neighbors' daughter Janet is a budding porn star... This fiercely provocative collection also includes Dawn, Fulfillment, Southern Promises, Job, Strom Thurmond Is Not a Racist
Lecture  on the Blues and Purity


How To Write Everything from Oberon Books is the ultimate writer's handbook. It tells you about every aspect of writing, from having an idea to getting the idea out into the world and getting paid for it, too. It covers everything from journalism to screen-writing, from speeches to sketches, from sitcoms to novels. With thirty years' experience as an award-winning script-writer, journalist, author and broadcaster David Quantick is ideally suited, as a writer, to write this definitive writer's guide to writing... everything.
  
carried away on the crest of a wave by David Yee from Playwrights Canada Press was awarded the 2013 Carol Bolt Award. From the shore of Ko Phi Phi in Thailand to a suburb in Utah to a mysterious Kafkaesque hole in the ground, carried away on the crest of a wave gives us brief glimpses into the lives of a sphinx-like escort, a grieving father, a conflicted priest, brothers of legend, a felonious housewife, an accountant of time, an orphaned boy, a radio shock jock and a man who finds things. Each are connected, primarily, by the cataclysmic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that claimed the lives of over a quarter million people. 
 
The Active Text from Nick Hern Books is a new, useful guide for physical techniques in drama. Many theatre practitioners think of physical theatre as one thing and text-based theatre as another. In this book, Dymphna Callery, author of Through the Body: A practical guide to physical theatre, shows how exercises and rehearsal techniques associated with physical and devised theatre can be applied to scripted plays. Working 'through the body' enables performers to discover what really makes a play work.

TCG Bestsellers
(September 2015) 
 

2. The Flick
by Annie Baker

by John Patrick Shanley

by Suzan-Lori Parks
by August Wilson
by Thomas Bradshaw
by Annie Baker
by Lynn Nottage
by Caryl Churchill
by Quiara Alegría Hudes
TCG Titles Currently in Production

Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes

Uncle Vanya adapted by Annie Baker, Antaeus Theatre Company (CA)

Superior Donuts by Tracy Letts, OpenStage Theatre and Co. (CO)

The Apple Family Cycle by Richard Nelson, Studio Theatre (DC)

A Number by Caryl Churchill, New Repertory Theatre (MA)

Fences by August Wilson, Everyman Theatre (MD)

The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Unicorn Theatre (MO)

4000 Miles by Amy Herzog, North Carolina Stage Co. (NC)

Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley, Irish Classical Theatre Co. (NY)

The Realistic Joneses by Will Eno, Third Rail Repertory Theatre (OR)

The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Trustus (SC)

The Flick by Annie Baker, Cadence Theatre Company (VA)



Listen to Annie Baker Discuss Her Unique Style and Playwriting Career

Marc Maron, host of the popular WTF podcast, recently sat down with TCG playwright Annie Baker to have a fascinating conversation about the playwright's writing methods and recent off-Broadway success.

HBO to Produce All of the August Wilson Century Cycle with Producer Denzel Washington

Over the next decade, HBO will produce and air all of the ten plays in the "Pittsburgh Cycle" -- or Century Cycle -- by iconic TCG Books author August Wilson, each one directed and produced by Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington.

Congratulations to Suzan-Lori Parks!

TCG Books playwright Suzan-Lori Parks was recently honored with the 22nd Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, awarded annually to artists who show outstanding discipline in their fields.
  
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