New from TCG Books: Chimerica and Other Plays by Lucy Kirkwood

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New from TCG Books:

Chimerica and Other Plays
by Lucy Kirkwood

NEW YORK, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Chimerica and Other Plays by Lucy Kirkwood. This collection gathers together five of Kirkwood’s plays, including Chimerica, Tinderbox, it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now, small hours, and NSFW.

“[A] gloriously rich, mind-expanding three-hour play, which explores the complex relationship between China and America.” —The Guardian on Chimerica

Lucy Kirkwood has swiftly made a name for herself as one of Britain’s leading young playwrights and is widely considered to be the natural successor to the great Caryl Churchill. Kirkwood’s plays are infused with a sharp wit and a fierce intelligence, taking an unflinching look at the issues affecting our world today.

“A cracking piece… Dramatically gripping… A richly absorbing and inventive play.”

—The Telegraph on NSFW

Lucy Kirkwood is a British playwright and screenwriter whose plays include Mosquitoes, The Children, Chimerica (Evening Standard Award, Laurence Olivier Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize), small hours, Tinderbox, it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now (John Whiting Award), Psychogeography, Hedda, and NSFW, among others. She won the inaugural Berlin Lee UK Playwrights Award in 2013.

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) exists to strengthen, nurture, and promote professional theatre in the U.S. and globally. Since its founding in 1961, TCG’s constituency has grown from a handful of groundbreaking theatres to over 700 Member Theatres and affiliate organizations and nearly 10,000 Individual Members. Through its Core Values of Activism, Artistry, Diversity, and Global Citizenship, TCG advances a better world for theatre and a better world because of theatre. TCG offers its members networking and knowledge-building opportunities through research, communications, and events, including the annual TCG National Conference, one of the largest nationwide gatherings of theatre people; awards grants and scholarships, approximately $2 million per year, to theatre companies and individual artists; advocates on the federal level; and through the Global Theater Initiative, TCG's partnership with the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, serves as the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute. TCG is North America’s largest independent trade publisher of dramatic literature, with 16 Pulitzer Prizes for Drama on the TCG booklist. It also publishes the award-winning American Theatre magazine and ARTSEARCH®, the essential source for a career in the arts. In all of its endeavors, TCG seeks to increase the organizational efficiency of its Member Theatres, cultivate and celebrate the artistic talent and achievements of the field, and promote a larger public understanding of, and appreciation for, the

Chimerica and Other Plays

By Lucy Kirkwood

384 pages

December 2018




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