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Play Index

In November 1985, American Theatre magazine’s second year of existence, Emily Mann’s Execution of Justice appeared in its pages. It was the first full play text the magazine had published.

Below is a complete (and constantly updated) alphabetical list of plays that have graced the pages of American Theatre, organized by last name of the playwright. Click on hyperlinked play titles to read the accompanying interviews with the playwrights about their respective plays.

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Johnna Adams
Gidion’s Knot; December 2012

David Adjmi
Stunning; September 2008

Ayad Akhtar
Disgraced; July/August 2013

Edward Albee
Three Tall Women; September 1994
Me, Myself & I; December 2010

Luis Alfaro
Electricidad: A Chicano Take on the Tragedy of Electra; February 2006

Woody Allen
Central Park West; July 1995

Will Arbery
Heroes of the Fourth Turning; March 2020


Jon Robin Baitz
Three Hotels; September 1993

Annie Baker
The Aliens; July/August 2010

Tanya Barfield
Blue Door; December 2006

Neil Bartlett, Translator
Moliere’s The Misanthrope; July 1990

John Belluso
Pyretown; April 2004

Hilary Bettis
The Ghosts of Lote Bravo; February 2018

Jocelyn Bioh
Jaja’s African Hair Braiding; Winter 2024

Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen
Aftermath; April 2010

Lee Blessing
A Body of Water; July/August 2006

Eric Bogosian
Talk Radio; November 1987

Eboni Booth
Primary Trust; Spring 2024

Thomas Bradshaw
The Ashes; December 2011

Laurie Brooks
The Wrestling Season; November 2000


Guillermo Calderón
Kiss; September 2017

Sheila Callaghan
That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play; April 2009

Christopher Chen
Caught; February 2016

Julia Cho
BFE; September 2005

Ping Chong
Truth & Beauty; March 2001

Caryl Churchill
Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp.; December 2019

Anthony Clarvoe
The Living; December 1993

Pearl Cleage
Blues for an Alabama Sky; July 1996

Constance Congdon
Tales of the Lost Formicans; May 1989

Kia Corthron
Breath, Boom; November 2001

Culture Clash
Chavez Ravine; November 2003


Lisa D’Amour
Detroit; February 2011

Don DeLillo
The Day Room; September 1986

Steven Dietz
Lonely Planet; December 1995

Rita Dove
The Darker Face of the Earth; November 1996

Steven Drukman
The Prince of Atlantis; July/August 2012

Christopher Durang
Betty’s Summer Vacation; December 1999
The Marriage of Bette and Boo; March 1986


Rinde Eckert
Highway Ulysses; September 2003

Elizabeth Egloff
The Swan; January 1992

Yussef El Guindi
Pligrims Musa and Sheri in the New World; September 2012

Will Eno
The Realistic Joneses; April 2013


Larissa FastHorse
The Thanksgiving Play; February 2019

David Feldshuh
Miss Evers’ Boys; November 1990

Horton Foote
The Young Man from Atlanta; September 1995

Richard Foreman
The Gods Are Pounding My Head! (AKA Lumberjack Messiah); April 2005

Maria Irene Fornes
Abingdon Square; February 1988

Athol Fugard
Playland; March 1993
The Train Driver; September 2010


Mary Gallagher
De Donde?; November 1989

Melissa James Gibson
Brooklyn Bridge; July/August 2005
This; February 2010

Bob Glaudini
Jack Goes Boating; July/August 2007

Janusz Glowacki
Hunting Cockroaches; May 1987 (out of print)

Philip Kan Gotanda
Ballad of Yachiyo; February 1996

Richard Greenberg
Three Days of Rain; March 1998

Stuart Greenman
Silence, Cunning, Exile; January 1994

Stephen Adly Guirgis
Our Lady of 121st Street; February 2003

Lauren Gunderson
I and You; July/August 2014

Danai Gurira
The Convert; September 2013


Ryan J. Haddad
Dark Disabled Stories; Fall 2023

Noah Haidle
Mr. Marmalade; February 2005

Jerome Hairston
A.M. Sunday; July 2002

Katori Hall
Our Lady of Kibeho; February 2015

Joshua Harmon
Bad Jews; April 2014

Aleshea Harris
What to Send Up When It Goes Down; April 2019

Jeremy O. Harris
Slave Play; July/August 2019

Jordan Harrison
Marjorie Prime; July/August 2015

Vaclav Havel
Temptation; March 1990

Beth Henley
The Jacksonian; February 2014

Amy Herzog
4000 Miles; April 2012

David Hirson
La Bete; June 1991

Lucas Hnath
The Christians; September 2014

Danny Hoch
Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop; July 1998

Quiara Alegria Hudes
26 Miles; July/August 2009

Samuel D. Hunter
The Whale; February 2013
Greater Clements; May/June 2020

David Henry Hwang
M. Butterfly; July 1988
Yellow Face; April 2008


Naomi Iizuka
36 Views; February 2002
Anon(ymous); February 2007

David Ives
All in the Timing; July 1994


Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
War; April 2017

Rolin Jones
The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow; September 2006

Rajiv Joseph
Gruesome Playground Injuries; April 2011
Guards at the Taj; September 2015


Stephen Karam
Sons of the Prophet; February 2012

Moisés Kaufman
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde; November 1997

Adrienne Kennedy
He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box; September 2019

Kevin Kling
Lloyd’s Prayer; November 1988

Harry Kondoleon
Zero Positive; September 1988

Arthur Kopit
Road to Nirvana; March 1991

Howard Korder
Search and Destroy; June 1990

Tony Kushner
Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches (section 1); June 1992
Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches (section 2); July 1992
Corneille’s The Illusion adapted by Tony Kushner; January 1991

Christopher Kyle
The Monogamist; March 1996


Larry Larson and Levi Lee
The Illuminati; May 1988

Young Jean Lee
Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven; September 2007
Straight White Men; April 2015

Warren Leight
Side Man; December 1998

Tracy Letts
Man from Nebraska; September 2004

David Lindsay-Abaire
Fuddy Meers; July 2000

Romulus Linney and Eleanor Cooney
Over Martinis, Driving Somewhere; September 2011

William Bryant Logan and Angel Gil Orrios, Translators
Federico Garcia Lorca’s Once Five Years Pass; December 1986

Lisa Loomer
The Waiting Room; December 1994

Craig Lucas
Reckless; January 1989


Taylor Mac
Hir; December 2014

Eduardo Machado, Translator
Jose Cabrujas’s The Day You’ll Love Me; September 1989

Martyna Majok
Ironbound; December 2016

Javier Malpica, translated by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas
Our Dad Is in Atlantis; July/August 2008

David Mamet, Translator
Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters; July 1991

Emily Mann
Execution of Justice; November 1985

Ruth Margraff
Red Frogs; November 2002

Donald Margulies
Last Tuesday; July/August 2003
Sight Unseen; November 1992

Steve Martin
Picasso at the Lapin Agile; November 1994

Mustapha Matura
The Coup; February 1993

Richard Maxwell
People Without History; Sept 2009

Tarell Alvin McCraney
In the Red and Brown Water; March 2008

Heather McDonald
An Almost Holy Picture; February 2000

Ellen McLaughlin
Tongue of a Bird; March 1999

Conor McPherson
The Night Alive; December 2013

Scott McPherson
Marvin’s Room; March 1992

Charles L. Mee
bobrauschenbergamerica; September 2001

Stephen Metcalfe
The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers; January 1986

Molly Smith Metzler
Cry it Out; December 2018

Marlane Meyer
The Chemistry of Change; September 1998

Dominique Morisseau
Pipeline; December 2017


Phyllis Nagy
The Scarlet Letter; February 1995

Richard Nelson
James Joyce’s The Dead; September 2000 (with lyrics by Nelson and Shaun Davey)
Principia Scriptoriae; July 1986

Qui Nguyen
Vietgone; February 2017

Lynn Nottage
Las Meninas; July 2001

Antoinette Nwandu
Pass Over; September 2018


Robert O’Hara
Insurrection: Holding History; February 1998

Han Ong
Middle Finger; February 2001

Dael Orlandersmith
The Gimmick; September 1999

I Am a Man; November 1993


Suzan-Lori Parks
The America Play; March 1994
In the Blood; March 2000

Sybille Pearson
Unfinished Stories; January 1993

Max Posner
The Treasurer; April 2018

Reynolds Price
August Snow; January 1990


David Rabe
A Question of Mercy; July 1997
Good for Otto; April 2016

Adam Rapp
Stone Cold Dead Serious; February 2004

John Henry Redwood
The Old Settler; February 1999

Ronald Ribman
Sweet Table at the Richelieu; July 1987

José Rivera
Maricela de la Cruz Lights the World; December 1996
Marisol; July 1993

Paul Rudnick
I Hate Hamlet; November 1991

Sarah Ruhl
The Clean House; November 2004


Louis Sachar
Holes; April 2002

Milcha Sanchez-Scott
Roosters; September 1987

Tanya Saracho
El Nogalar; July/August 2011

Sam Shepard
Buried Child; September 1996

Christopher Shinn
Where Do We Live; September 2002

Jackie Sibblies Drury
Really; September 2016

Nicky Silver
Pterodactyls; February 1994

Jen Silverman
The Moors; July/August 2017

Octavio Solis
Santos & Santos; November 1995
Lydia; December 2008

Diana Son
Stop Kiss; July 1999

Ruby Rae Spiegel
Dry Land; December 2015

Biljana Srbljanovic
Family Stories; April 2003

Lloyd Suh
American Hwangap; December 2010


Steve Tesich
The Speed of Darkness; July 1989

Lucy Thurber
Scarcity; December 2007

Paula Vogel
The Baltimore Waltz; September 1991
The Mineola Twins; February 1997


Stephen Wadsworth, Adaptor
Marivaux’s The Triumph of Love; December 1992

Naomi Wallace
In the Heart of America; March 1995
The Retreating World; July/August 2003

Anne Washburn
The Internationalist; April 2007

Wendy Wasserstein
An American Daughter; September 1997
Third; April 2006

Michael Weller
Spoils of War; March 1989

Thornton Wilder
Rivers Under the Earth; March 1997

August Wilson
Radio Golf; November 2005

Lanford Wilson
Lemon Sky; May 1986

Tracey Scott Wilson
The Story; July/August 2004

George C. Wolfe
The Colored Museum; February 1987
Spunk; September 1990


Lauren Yee
Cambodian Rock Band; July/August 2018

Laurence Yep
Dragonwings; September 1992


Stefanie Zadravec
Honey Brown Eyes; February 2009

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