Page extent: 256
ISBN: 9781783191901
Binding: PaperBack

Five Plays by the TEAM



Includes the plays: Give Up! Start Over! (In the darkest of times I look to Richard Nixon for hope); A Thousand Natural Shocks; Particularly in the Heartland; Architecting; Mission Drift.

Founded in 2004, the TEAM is an internationally-acclaimed Brooklyn-based collaborative ensemble. Once described as “Gertrude Stein meets MTV,” the TEAM's mission is to make new work about the experience of living in America today. Released in celebration of the company's 10th anniversary, Five Plays by the TEAM includes a timeline of events, exclusive production and rehearsal images, personal introductions to the plays by members of the company, and a foreword by John Tiffany (Blackwatch, Once).

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ISBN13 9781783191901
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 256


‘A chaotic composite of dubious French postmodernist Jean Baudrillard, John Saade’s Reality TV Handbook and Nixon’s White House transcripts, among others, it bores into the 21st century American nightmare like a reckless dentist who has no anaesthetic.’ The Sunday Herald on Give Up! Start Over! 

‘This remixed Hamlet touches on a whole range of idea: the destruction of idols, nature of democracy, and very question of how to be good…the show is as challenging as it is mad.’ The Scotsman on A Thousand Natural Shocks

‘Simultaneously intelligent, rueful, celebratory, delightful and devastatingly sad, the show actually lives up to its ambitions.’ Time Out New York on Particularly in the Heartland

'How stimulating to wake up in 2009 in the hands of a present-tense theater company who knows what it’s doing…[Architecting] considers, with a refreshing lack of judgment, just what allows people to survive catastrophe, acquiring a poignancy and humanity and quietly summoning entire lives of everyday loss.’ Ben Brantley, The New York Times on Architecting