Theater Communications Group (TCG) – the national theater organization, founded in 1961, and the largest independent publisher of dramatic literature in North America – announced that the TCG Book Game Collection is now live on Drama Online with 110 titles, and will be supplemented with another 90 titles later in 2022.
“TCG Books has always believed that plays are literature, deserving the same care and attention as novels, poetry and other forms of written words,” said Teresa Eyring, executive director and CEO of TCG. “By partnering with Drama Online, we can help bring the extraordinary work of these writers to new generations of theater students and scholars, broadening the drama canon.”
Developed in partnership by Bloomsbury Publishing and Faber & Faber, Online dramaThe award-winning digital library was created in response to the need for a high-quality online research tool for students, faculty and teachers of drama and literature. The fast-growing study resource now includes over 3,500 theater texts from 1,300 playwrights, over 400 audio plays, 365 hours of video, and 450 scholarly books from leading publishers and theater companies. Offering a complete multimedia experience – available by subscription and purchase only for institutions – the platform offers users a unique opportunity to read, watch or listen to a play in the same digital space.
When complete, the TCG Play collection will include works by 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 by Russian playwrights by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.