New From TCG Books: The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp

By Erin Salvi posted 09-02-2020 09:33

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2020 | CONTACT: Corinna | 212-609-5941
New from TCG Books:
The Sound Inside
by Adam Rapp

NEW YORK, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp. The Sound Inside was commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater and had its world premiere at Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Massachusetts in the summer of 2018. This production opened on Broadway at Studio 54 in October 2019.

“The closest thing that the American theater currently has to a David Foster Wallace, Rapp can give you the head rush of sophisticated literary allusion and unreliable narrative trickery à la Dostoevsky, and yet talk of Plano, Illinois, and let you know that he knows exactly how it feels… A gripping stunner of a play.” —Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

When Bella Baird, an isolated creative writing professor at Yale, begins to mentor a brilliant but enigmatic student, Christopher, the two form an unexpectedly intense bond. As their lives and the stories they tell about themselves become intertwined in unpredictable ways, Bella makes a surprising request of Christopher. Brimming with suspense, Rapp’s riveting play explores the limits of what one person can ask of another.

“An astonishing play… Flawless.” —Jesse Green, New York Times

Adam Rapp is an award-winning playwright, director, novelist, and filmmaker. He is the author of numerous plays, including Nocturne, Finer Noble Gases, Stone Cold Dead Serious, The Metal Children, The Hallway Trilogy, and Red Light Winter, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Rapp’s novels include Know Your Beholder and The Year of Endless Sorrows, and numerous works of fiction for young adults, including Under the Wolf, Under the Dog and 33 Snowfish. He is writer and director of the feature films Winter Passing and Blackbird.

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

The Sound Inside

By Adam Rapp

96 pages

December 2019






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