Currently running as a major Broadway production, China Doll brings back together the towering team of testosterone-fueled dramas: playwright David Mamet and actor Al Pacino.
The new work from Mamet is a play about a billionaire, his young fiancée, and an airplane. Mickey Ross is out the door, preparing to surprise his young wife-to-be with her private plane when he takes one last phone call...

Save up to 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 13 different sets, including "Top Ten Titles of 2015," "Women Playwrights," or all the TCG Pulitzer Prize winners! And finally, with a purchase of certain book bundles, you could also get a free TCG tote bag, just because we like you. 

Awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2015 New York Critics Circle Award for Best Play, Stephen Adly Guirgis' Between Riverside and Crazy makes a great holiday gift for theatre lovers. As ex-cop and recent widower Walter "Pops" Washington struggles to hold on to one of the last great rent-stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive, he must also contend with with old wounds, new houseguests, and a final ultimatum. City Hall is demanding more than his signature, the Landlord wants him out, the liquor store is closed, and the Church won't leave him alone. It seems the old days are dead and gone -- after a lifetime living between Riverside and Crazy.

Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway -- one of Seth Barrish's former students -- penned the foreword for An Actor's Companion, a handy new guidebook for actors in theatre and film: "There is a muscularity, not to mention wisdom and truth, to Seth's techniques. He is a wonderful teacher, and I know that having him as my first guide is one of the luckiest things to have happened to me in my career and life." An Actor's Companion is ideal for both seasoned professionals and beginning actors. The tips and exercises are simple and direct, and easy to apply in both rehearsal and performance.

The first collection of its kind,
 Inside/Outside: Six Plays from Palestine and the Diaspora brings together work by six dynamic Palestinian playwrights from both occupied Palestine and the Diaspora. These plays take on Palestinian history and culture with irreverence, humor and, above all, an electrifying creativity. This anthology is a vital contribution to world theater, introducing six politically, socially and culturally relevant plays by Palestinian authors: Tennis in Nablus by Ismail Khalidi, Keffiyeh/Made in China by Dalia Taha, Plan D by Hannah Khalil, Handala
by Abdelfattah Abusrour, Territories by Betty Shamieh, and 603 by Imad Farajin.

If you need a gift for a big fan of the downtown New York theatre scene, or someone who would just like to know more about it from one of most renowned theatre creators in the field, Theater For Beginners by Richard Maxwell is the perfect fit. With his ongoing exploration into actor behavior and an ever-innovative body of work, Richard Maxwell has written a study guide to the art of making theater. This illuminating volume provides a deeper understanding of his work, aesthetic philosophy, and process for creating theater.

A holiday play for the holidays! Stephen Karam's The Humans, a huge critical success in New York, is currently running off-Broadway, and preparing for a Broadway opening this winter. 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).

In addition to publishing our own books, TCG is proud to distribute the publications of eleven other terrific drama publishers. Here, we shine a spotlight on the work of Playwrights Canada Press. 

Playwrights Canada Press (PLCN) is the largest exclusive publisher of Canadian drama. The company strives to publish diverse and engaging Canadian drama and criticism of literary merit, endeavoring to raise the profile of established and emerging Canadian playwrights and to promote dramatic literature. PLCN publishes roughly thirty books of plays, theatre history, and criticism each year.

Playwrights Canada Press was founded in 1984. While located in Ontario, the Press is proud of its list of published playwrights which stretches from Newfoundland to British Columbia and the Yukon. PLCN also publishes French plays by Canadian authors in English translation, and includes theatre for young audiences.

This past year, Playwrights Canada Press published three plays that were nominated for the prestigious Governor General's Literary Award for Drama, Canada's top literary prize: finalists The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble by Beth Graham and Mahmoud by Tara Grammy and Tom Arthur Davis, as well as the winner, David Yee's carried away on the crest of a wave

If you're looking for a unique gift for the theater-obsessive in your life, why not give the best of Canadian drama from 2015?

Having trouble finding a gift for the theatre-lover in your life? 
Let us pick for you!

Each month, a TCG staff member selects a TCG Books title that holds a special meaning -- whether it's a show the staffer performed in, a dog-eared acting resource, a writer that continually inspires or simply a favorite play - there's plenty to choose from for a great holiday gift!

For December, Ida Biering, publishing 
intern, has selected Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by Suzan-Lori Parks, and here's why. We're offering a special 50% discount off that title for this month!

TCG Bestsellers 
of the Year!

2.The Flick
by Annie Baker
by John Patrick Shanley
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
by Suzan-Lori Parks
by Suzan-Lori Parks

by Sarah Ruhl

8. A Tempest
by Aimé Césaire
9. Into the Woods 
by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim
10. The Viewpoints Book
by Anne Bogart and Tina Landau
11. The Vermont Plays
by Annie Baker
12. Gem of the Ocean
August Wilson
13. Water by the Spoonful
by Quiara Alegría Hudes
14. Ruined
by Lynn Nottage
15. Next to Normal
by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt
16. August: Osage County 
by Tracy Letts
17. Love and Information
by Caryl Churchill
18. An Actor's Companion
by Seth Barrish
by Caryl Churchill
20. Theatre of the Oppressed
by Augusto Boal
22. China Doll
by David Mamet

23. The Country House
by Donald Margulies

24. Dead Man's Cell Phone
by Sarah Ruhl
by Richard Maxwell

TCG Titles Currently in Production in   


by Paula Vogel,

Three Sisters

adapted by Sarah Ruhl, (KS)
by John Patrick Shanley,


Stephen Karam and the Popular 
In a recent article published in the Hollywood Reporter, Frank Scheck interviewed TCG author of The Humans, Stephen Karam, to discuss his "White-Hot Career" and the play's success in New York.

John Patrick Shanley Prepares for Off-Broadway Opening of New Play 
Prodigal Son

The kid from the Bronx turned Pulitzer Prize-Winning playwright,
John Patrick Shanley discussed his childhood and career in a recent interview with the LA Times. He will be directing his new work
Prodigal Son for its off-Broadway premiere in February.

The Flick
Premieres Across the Pond

The winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Flick by Annie Baker, will receive its London premiere in the spring of 2016 at the renowned National Theatre. The play is also playing in stages across the U.S. in at least 7 different productions over the course of the 2015-2016 season.

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