NEW YORK CITY: Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre and the publisher of American Theatre magazine, has announced that the TCG Books Play Collection is now live on Drama Online with 110 titles and will be completed with a further 90 titles later in 2022. This collection of 200 plays from TCG Books joins Drama Online’s digital library, a high-quality online research tool for drama and literature students, professors, and teachers.
TCG Books is the largest independent trade publisher of dramatic literature in North America, with 18 winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama on its list. The book program commits to the lifelong career of its playwrights, keeping all of their plays in print. When complete, the TCG Books Play Collection on Drama Online will include work from Seth Barrish, Thomas Bradshaw, Eric Bogosian, Alice Childress, Ping Chong, Nilo Cruz, Culture Clash, Larissa FastHorse, Richard Foreman, Athol Fugard, Spalding Gray, Philip Kan Gotanda, Jessica Hagedorn, David Henry Hwang, Tina Howe, Lisa Kron, Tony Kushner, Young Jean Lee, Tracy Letts, Romulus Linney, David Mamet, Richard Maxwell, Martyna Mayok, Ellen McLaughlin, Dominique Morisseau, Richard Nelson, Lynn Nottage, John O’Neal, Dael Orlandersmith, Adam Rapp, José Rivera, Sarah Ruhl, Carl Hancock Rux, Heidi Schreck, Donna Walker-Kuhne, Naomi Wallace, Anne Washburn, and Michael Weller, and translations of Russian dramatists from Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky.
“TCG Books has always believed that plays are literature, deserving of the same care and attention as novels, poetry, and other forms of the written word,” said Teresa Eyring, TCG’s executive director and CEO, in a statement. “By partnering with Drama Online, we can help bring the extraordinary work of these writers to new generations of theatre students and scholars, expanding the dramatic canon.”
Developed in partnership by Bloomsbury Publishing and Faber & Faber, Drama Online is a fast-growing study resource which now features over 3,500 play texts from 1,300 playwrights, over 400 audio plays, 365 hours of video, and 450 scholarly books from leading theatre publishers and companies, offering a complete multimedia experience of theatre.
Jenny Ridout, managing director of non-consumer publishing at Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, said in a statement, “We are thrilled to welcome TCG as a key new content partner to Drama Online. TCG represents an incredible collection of authors that accounts for 18 Pulitzer Prize winners for drama and we are very excited about the scope and depth that this collection brings to the platform.”
TCG, the national organization for theatre, leads for a just and thriving theatre ecology. 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 over 7,000 individual members.
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