New from TCG Books: Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris

By Erin Salvi posted 5 days ago

  

New from TCG Books:

Slave Play

by Jeremy O. Harris


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NEW YORK, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris. Slave Play received its world premiere at New York Theatre Workshop in New York in the fall of 2018. The play opened on Broadway at the Golden Theatre in October 2019.

“The single most daring thing I’ve seen in a theater in a long time.” — Wesley Morris, New York Times

The Old South lives on at the MacGregor Plantation—in the breeze, in the cotton fields…and in the crack of the whip. Nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is as it seems. Slave Play rips apart history to shed new light on the nexus of race, gender, and sexuality in twenty-first-century America.

“Uncomfortably funny and gruesomely sexy.” —Vinson Cunningham, New Yorker

Jeremy O. Harris, “one of the most promising playwrights of his generation,” (Vogue) is a playwright, screenwriter, essayist, and actor. His plays include Slave Play; “Daddy”Xander Xyst, Dragon: 1; and “WATER SPORTS”; or insignificant white boys. Jeremy co-wrote A24’s film Zola with director Janicza Bravo. Jeremy is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama’s MFA Playwriting Program.



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 17 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 theatre.www.tcg.org.


Slave Play

By Jeremy O. Harris

168 pages

January 2020

$15.95

Paperback

978-1-55936-978-7

eBook

978-1-55936-934-3


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