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If you care about the American theatre - if you are wondering where the next generation of American dramatists is coming from - you will want to read this book. An anthology of eight new plays from New York City's dynamic off-off-Broadway theatre: these plays run the gamut from broad farce to satire to moving comic drama. These plays are ripe for production on stages throughout the United States.

These plays say something cogent and interesting about the way we live now, on the cusp of the new millennium. They redefine the boundaries of the experience of theatre in new and useful ways. The eight plays are all darn good: funny, compelling, and intelligent.

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Who will write the next classic American play? Don't be surprised if it's one of these authors, whose works have electrified audiences in New York City throughout 1998 and 1999. Collected here are eight exciting new plays by some of the country's most gifted and talented young playwrights. These writers, and their work, are boldly pushing contemporary theatre into the 21st century, helping to shape and define the themes and structures of the next wave of American drama.

Midnight Brainwash Revival Kirk Wood Bromley

A revel for the new millennium featuring cross-dressers, mismatched lovers, false prophets and madmen, all involved in a grand, possibly apocalyptic drama in the Utah desert.

Horse Country C.J. Hopkins

A dizzying, ontological joyride through the post-everything American landscape...and beyond.

When Words Fail... David Dannenfelser

A tender, innovative comedy about the survival of the human spirit in the Information Age.

Making Peter Pope Edmund De Santis

An epic comedy about a young gay man struggling to gain control of his life after his mother dies and his father quickly remarries.

Crunching Numbers Lynn Marie Macy

Three pungent, linked one-act plays about the supreme angst and anguish that comes with turning thirty.

Caf Society Robert Simonson

A cockeyed satire of contemporary urban America in which a young woman goes to hell and back just to get her daily dose of iced de-caf.

"So, I Killed a Few People..." Gary Ruderman & David Summers

A chillingly comic monologue delivered by a convicted serial killer on death row whose final request is to put on a one-man show.

Are We There Yet? Garth Wingfield

A bittersweet comic drama about a young woman's renewal and rebirth following some truly shocking medical news.

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