The Downtown Anthology

The Downtown Anthology
6 Hit Plays from New York's Downtown Theaters
by Erin Courtney, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Nick Jones, Taylor Mac, Qui Nguyen, Jen Silverman

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The Downtown Anthology
6 Hit Plays from New York's Downtown Theaters
by Erin Courtney, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Nick Jones, Taylor Mac, Qui Nguyen, Jen Silverman

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  • Drama/Comedy

Dive into the world of the strange, the unexpected, and the uncanny with this collection of six new plays from New York's downtown theaters. From a dark, unsettling fable about the aftermath of war (Phoebe in Winter) to an absurdist exploration of humanity via a former showbiz ape (Trevor), this anthology offers a rich selection of works from some of our most daring and innovative contemporary playwrights. A must-read collection for anyone looking to keep a finger on the pulse of the most exhilarating theater New York has to offer. Read More

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NOTE: This book contains 6 plays. To perform any of the plays, each must be licensed separately.

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Dive into the world of the strange, the unexpected, and the uncanny with this collection of six new plays from New York's downtown theaters. From a dark, unsettling fable about the aftermath of war (Phoebe in Winter) to an absurdist exploration of humanity via a former showbiz ape (Trevor), this anthology offers a rich selection of works from some of our most daring and innovative contemporary playwrights. A must-read collection for anyone looking to keep a finger on the pulse of the most exhilarating theater New York has to offer.

  • A Map of Virtue by Erin Courtney
  • We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 by Jackie Sibblies Drury
  • Trevor by Nick Jones
  • The Lily's Revenge by Taylor Mac
  • Alice in Slasherland by Qui Nguyen
  • Phoebe in Winter by Jen Silverman

    • Drama/Comedy
  • Published Reviews

    "Within these pages are six writers of considerable range and poetic depth produced by six of the most thrilling, adventurous NYC venues operating today... this anthology is essential reading and belongs on every contemporary theatre-maker's shelf. It's the real deal."

    Sheila Callaghan, Award-Winning Playwright and TV Writer (Shameless, United States of Tara)

    "These are some of the most exciting plays and playwrights around."

    Annie Baker, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright

    "Erin Courtney, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Nick Jones, Taylor Mac, Qui Nguyen, and Jen Silverman have each written a startling and wildly imaginative play -- each like a strange, found object, and each a true document of our own strange and troubling times."

    Mac Wellman, Award-Winning Playwright and Chair of Playwriting at Brooklyn College