TCG Books Releases New Version of Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA by Annie Baker

TCG Books Releases New Version of Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA by Annie Baker

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, in a new version by Annie Baker. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for The Flick, Baker earned rave reviews for her version of Chekhov's classic drama, which enjoyed its sold-out world premiere at New York's Soho Rep. in 2012.

Annie Baker, one of the most celebrated playwrights in the United States, lends her truthful observation and elegant command of the colloquial to Anton Chekhov's despairing masterpiece Uncle Vanya. Hailed as "devastatingly beautiful" (Village Voice) and a critical hit in its Off-Broadway premiere, Baker's telling is a refreshingly intimate and modern treatment of a Chekhovian classic.

Annie Baker's plays include The Flick (2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Obie Award), The Aliens (Obie Award), Circle Mirror Transformation (Obie Award) and Body Awareness. Her work has been produced at more than a hundred theatres in the U.S. and in more than a dozen countries internationally. Recent honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Steinberg Playwright Award and New York Drama Critics Circle Award. She is a resident playwright at the Signature Theatre.

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 13 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.

Uncle Vanya

by Anton Chekhov

A New Version by Annie Baker

Paperback 120 pages

$14.95 978-1-55936-447-8

May 2014

Other titles by Annie Baker, available from TCG:

The Vermont Plays

978-1-55936-422-5 Paperback

Includes: The Aliens, Circle Mirror Transformation, Nocturama and Body Awareness

The Flick (forthcoming)

$15.95 978-1-55936-458-4 Paperback

$28.00 978-1-55936-487-4 Hardcover

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 the 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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