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Great New Plays?

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TheatreFreak05
Broadway Legend
joined:1/22/08
Great New Plays?
Posted: 12/24/13 at 01:01am
Hello all!
I'm looking for some contemporary plays that are really current and age appropriate(ish) for college students. Preferably ones written within the last couple years. Anyone see any awesome premieres lately? Off-Broadway, regional, etc
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broadwaybelter
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joined:11/26/04
Great New Plays?
Posted: 12/24/13 at 02:58am
Are you looking got published work? Or plays obtainable from agents?
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Melissa25
Featured Actor
joined:5/20/12
Great New Plays?
Posted: 12/24/13 at 08:34am
The Flick by Annie Baker.
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henrikegerman
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joined:4/29/05
Great New Plays?
Posted: 12/24/13 at 02:24pm
Venus in Fur by David Ives
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oncemorewithfeeling2
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joined:4/25/13
Great New Plays?
Posted: 12/24/13 at 03:58pm
Seminar by Theresa Rebeck (It's not revolutionary, but it does a very nice job showing the emotions and identity of people.)
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perfectlymarvelous
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joined:5/21/07
Great New Plays?
Posted: 12/24/13 at 05:20pm
I'll second Venus in Fur, it's one of my favorite things I've seen in the past couple of years. Also, the characters are more in their 30s than 20s, but I love In the Next Room or the vibrator play by Sarah Ruhl.
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ClydeBarrow
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joined:6/20/12
Great New Plays?
Posted: 12/24/13 at 09:06pm
Seminar is dreadful. Speech & Debate is my favorite play ever and perfect for college students. Stephen Karam's other play Sons of the Prophet is great too.
"Pardon my prior Mcfee slip. I know how to spell her name. I just don't know how to type it." -Talulah
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jnb9872
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joined:11/24/08
Great New Plays?
Posted: 12/25/13 at 09:56am
BAD JEWS by Joshua Harmon is a fantastic quartet of twentysomethings.
I'd also add REASONS TO BE PRETTY, second SPEECH & DEBATE, and VENUS IN FUR.
Words don't deserve that kind of malarkey. They're innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they're no good anymore…I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
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BroadwayGuy12
Broadway Star
joined:12/22/07
Great New Plays?
Posted: 12/25/13 at 01:22pm
THE ALIENS by Annie Baker
HOT MESS by Ella Hickson
REALLY REALLY by Paul Downs Colaizzo
and I'll third SPEECH & DEBATE
Could I leave you, and your shelves of the world's best books?
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TheatreFreak05
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joined:1/22/08
Great New Plays?
Posted: 12/29/13 at 12:15am
Oh sorry Broadwaybelter, I didn't see your post. Yeah, I'm looking for published plays. Just ones that have had recent premieres.

These are excellent suggestions everyone!

 
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