New Playwrights: The Best Plays 2010

New Playwrights: The Best Plays 2010

by Lawrence Harbison (Editor)


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The finest plays of the season include: CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION by Annie Baker - an extended run hit at NYC's Playwrights Horizons about an adult education theatre games class.
GRACELAND by Ellen Fairey - A brother and sister come together after suicide of their father. This simple, brief and unpretentious little play ia about finding bits of happiness where you can find it. NEXT FALL by Geoffrey Nauffts - This poignant drama - intellectual stealth bomb, will entertain you with witty talk and ask big and uneasy questions. by Liz Duffy Adams - A highly acclaimed comedy about Aphra Behn, the first woman to make her living as a writer. PHOENIX by Scott Organ - A compelling comic drama about he impossibility and yet the necessity of romance. SLASHER by Allison Moore - This is a wild, dar comedy about a young woman plucked out of obscurity to star in a low-budget slasher film.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781575257754
Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Publication date: 11/28/2011
Pages: 357
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

For over thirty years Lawrence Harbison was in charge of new play acquisition for Samuel French, Inc., during which time his work on behalf of playwrights resulted in the first publication of such subsequent luminaries as Jane Martin, Don Nigro, Tina Howe, Theresa Rebeck, José Rivera, William Mastrosimone, Charles Fuller, and Ken Ludwig, among many others; and the acquisition of musicals such as Smoke of the Mountain, A...My Name Is Alice, Little Shop of Horrors and Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down. He is a now a free-lance editor, primarily for Smith and Kraus, Inc., for whom he edits annual anthologies of best plays by new playwrights and women playwrights, best ten-minute plays and best monologues and scenes for men and for women. For many years he wrote a weekly column on his adventures in the theater for two Manhattan Newspapers, the Chelsea Clinton News and The Westsider. His new column, On the Aisle with Larry, is a weekly feature at He works with individual playwrights to help them develop their plays (see his website,

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