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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

2 new anthologies feature cool plays and scribes


Two brand-new play anthologies from Playscripts, Inc.. You can read excerpts of all plays online for free.

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Humana Festival 2006: The Complete Plays (30th Anniversary Edition)

"If you have any doubt that regional theatre in America is vital and thriving, then you missed this year's Humana Festival of New American Plays."
--Newsweek

Humana 2006: The Complete Plays collects all ten plays produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville during the 30th anniversary season of the Humana Festival of New American Plays. The seven full-length plays and three ten-minute plays in this anthology encompass many of the most eclectic and exciting new voices in theater today.

Three Guys and a Brenda by Adam Bock
Natural Selection by Eric Coble
Low by Rha Goddess
Act A Lady by Jordan Harrison
Sovereignty by Rolin Jones
Listeners by Jane Martin
Hotel Cassiopeia by Charles L. Mee
The Scene by Theresa Rebeck
Six Years by Sharr White
Neon Mirage by Liz Duffy Adams, Dan Dietz, Rick Hip-Flores, Julie Jensen, Lisa Kron, Tracey Scott Wilson, and Chay Yew


Funny, Strange, Provocative: Seven Plays from Clubbed Thumb

"This anthology represents the jazziest, most edgy writers in contemporary American drama today." --Paula Vogel

Funny, Strange, Provocative includes seven plays produced by Clubbed Thumb, the Obie Award-winning downtown New York City theater company that burst onto the new play scene in 1996. Edgy and thought-provoking, each play is funny, strange, and provocative in surprising, widely varying ways -- including an apartment that both adores and despises its inhabitants in Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake), a metropolitan housewife who senses that something is watching her in 16 Spells to Charm the Beast, and a group of traveling freak show performers who reveal a deep humanity underneath their crowd-drawing deformities in Freakshow, with other inventive stories.

The Typographer's Dream by Adam Bock
Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake) by Sheila Callaghan
Demon Baby by Erin Courtney
16 Spells to Charm the Beast by Lisa D'Amour
Inky by Rinne Groff
Dearest Eugenia Haggis by Anne Marie Healy
Freakshow by Carson Kreitzer

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