Each issue features reports on plays in print, performances, and theater season schedules in the US and abroad. Includes full-length play scripts for "major new plays" five times per year (print edition only). Includes interviews with featured playwright(s).
New Play Exchange, a National New Play Network project, claims to be the world’s largest digital full text library of scripts by living writers. Designed and built with the needs of the new play sector in mind, NPX serves writers, producers, directors, artistic directors, literary managers, dramaturgs, publishers, agents, actors, professors, students, and theater fans. Search by genre, including experimental, musical, opera, radio drama, horror, and many others. Performance rights to these plays are not included, but information on obtaining those rights is made available.
Documents and discusses the work of innovative theatre artists in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas with a focus on new performance works that reflect contemporary sensibilities and articulate new concepts and forms. Each issue includes at least two previously unpublished scripts (print edition only).
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Offers detailed coverage of contemporary playwrights who have recently come to be regarded as established figures in the theater--Jez Butterworth, Martin McDonough, Patrick Marber, Marshall Napier, Mark Ravenhill and N.F. Simpson--to name a few. Each dramatist essay provides such ready-reference material as birth and death dates, and a list of the author's major dramatic works.
Print copy at ML2054 .K6 2006. The American musical has long provided an important vehicle through which writers, performers, and audiences reimagine who they are and how they might best interact with the world around them.