INNOVATION IN FIVE ACTS, Edited by Caridad Svich, Hits the Shelves

INNOVATION IN FIVE ACTS, Edited by Caridad Svich, Hits the Shelves

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has just released a new collection, INNOVATION IN FIVE ACTS, edited by Caridad Svich, the first publication in TCG Book's new Sourcebook series.

The series publishes content inspired by TCG's programming. Originally catalyzed by the TCG National Conference's focus on artistic innovation, this inaugural volume contains forty essays from admired professionals of the national stage.

Curated by Caridad Svich, the collection contains inspiring and innovative techniques for creating theatre from experienced playwrights, directors, performers, teachers, dramaturgs, artistic directors and founders-each sharing the creative challenges and triumphs of developing original works in today's industry.

From the Introduction, by Caridad Svich: "In this edited collection, more than forty practitioners and scholars voice their whimsical, fiery, deeply impassioned, political, funny, sometimes elegiac and stinging words prompted by a call to write about 'artistic innovation.'"

Contributors include: Ayad Ahktar • Deborah Asiimwe • Elaine Avila • Arthur Bartow • Gary D. Beckman • John Biguenet • Daniel Brunet • Leila Buck • Maddy Costa • Dominic D'Andrea • Pedro de Senna • Julie Felise Dubiner • Daniel Gallant • Michael John Garcés • Jim Hart • David Herskovits • Rachel Jendrzejewski • John Jesurun • Mariana Carreño King • Zac Kline • Aaron Landsman • E.M. Lewis • Catherine Love • Oliver Mayer • Jeff McMahon • Emily Mendelsohn • John MoletressKali QuinnKatie PearlJeremy Pickard • Duška Radosavljevi´c • Anne García-Romero • Ian Rowlands • Lisa Schlesinger • Howard Shalwitz • August Schulenburg • Mark Schultz • Andy Smith • Octavio SolisSaviana StanescuCaridad SvichChris WellsHeather Woodbury • Stephen Wrentmore

Caridad Svich received a 2012 OBIE Award for Lifetime Achievement in the theatre, a 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award for GUAPA, and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize for her play The House of the Spirits, based on the Isabel Allende novel.

For over 50 years, Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, has existed to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre. TCG's constituency has grown from a handful of groundbreaking theatres to nearly 700 Member Theatres and Affiliate organizations and more than 12,000 individuals nationwide. TCG offers its members networking and knowledge-building opportunities through conferences, events, research and communications; awards grants, approximately $2 million per year, to theatre companies and individual artists; advocates on the federal level; and serves as the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute, connecting its constituents to the global theatre community.

TCG is North America's largest independent trade publisher of dramatic literature, with 14 Pulitzer Prizes for Best Play on the TCG booklist. It also publishes the award-winning American Theatre magazine and ARTSEARCH, the essential source for a career in the arts. In all of its endeavors, TCG seeks to increase the organizational efficiency of its member theatres, cultivate and celebrate the artistic talent and achievements of the field and promote a larger public understanding of, and appreciation for, the theatre.

Innovation in Five Acts

Edited by Caridad Svich

Paperback 240 pages

$22.00 978-1-55936-511-6

eBook 978-1-55936-840-7

June 2015

TCG books are exclusively distributed to the book trade by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution. Orders: 800-283-3572. SAN number: 63170X. Individuals may call 212-609-5900 or visit our online bookstore at For postage and handling, add $6.50 for the first book and $1.00 for each additional copy.

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