full-length plays (acting editions)
Nut grew up the youngest child of Julius, a Vietnam vet, in 1980s and '90s working-class America. As Julius suffers the toxic effects of Agent Orange, Nut worries their time together may run out before they can embrace something essential about their relationship. Paging through forgotten photo albums and acting out old war movies about brothers-in-arms, Nut leaps through time and memory, tracing the complex intimacy between father and child when the child is transgender, fighting for a mutual recognition before it’s too late.
During the Cuban Missile Crisis, two average American families build a slapdash bomb shelter on their shared property line. With nuclear warfare looming, they wonder: Is it the end? The end of baseball…and table manners…and macramé? But as they fret about the fall of civilization, they start to worry that something more personal is at stake. A slyly hilarious, compassionate look at anxiety in America, WE’RE GONNA BE OKAY is about finding the courage to face who we are—and who we want to be.
anthologies & shorts
Not your typical book of monologues, this new collection is comprised of ninety-seven monologues and scenes, each from a different play off The List from 2014 and 2015, featuring the most unproduced (or under-produced), yet highest-recommended, plays by women in the United States. The monologues selected for this volume serve to highlight the talents of these writers in a wide array of pieces that vary in genre, style, and gender. Published by TCG.
This anthology brings together all nine scripts from the 2014 Humana Festival of New American Plays: Partners by Dorothy Fortenberry; The Grown-Up by Jordan Harrison; The Christians by Lucas Hnath; brownsville song (b-side for tray) by Kimber Lee; the Anne Bogart, Julia Wolfe, and SITI Company collaboration Steel Hammer; with original text by Kia Corthron, Will Power, Carl Hancock Rux, and Regina Taylor, as well as Remix 38 (a collection of short pieces) and ten-minute plays.
The Humana Festival 2017 anthology brings together all nine scripts from the 2017 Humana Festival of New American Plays, the 41st annual cycle of world premiere productions staged at Actors Theatre of Louisville. This compilation features extraordinary work by some of the most inventive voices in American theatre, including the full-length plays I Now Pronounce by Tasha Gordon-Solmon, We're Gonna Be Okay by Basil Kreimendahl, Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler, Recent Alien Abductions by Jorge Ignacio Cortinas, and Airness by Chelsea Marcantel.
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Classroom Scenes and Monologues features more than 80 challenging roles for middle-school and high-school actors. Funny and serious, diverse in theme and style, this anthology will motivate actors to create provocative and intriguing characterizations. Designed as a companion to Scenes and Monologues for Young Actors, the material reflects the authors' intimate appreciation for the ever-changing and sometimes chaotic world inhabited by young minds. Classroom Scenes and Monologues is equally useful as a resource for acting auditions and duet competitions.