4000 Miles / After the Revolution: Two Plays

4000 Miles / After the Revolution: Two Plays


By (author) Assistant Professor of Film Studies Amy Herzog

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  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 171 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 206mm x 14mm | 280g
  • Publication date: 27 June 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 155936422X
  • ISBN 13: 9781559364225
  • Sales rank: 256,682

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""After the Revolution" is a smart, funny and provocative play. . . . Herzog deftly avoids simple-minded polemics in favor of richly detailed people who are as ready to examine their relationships as they are their consciences."--"Variety" "A funny, moving new play . . . "4000 Miles" is a quiet meditation on mortality. But it's hardly a downer: Ms. Herzog's altogether wonderful drama also illuminates how companionship can make life meaningful, moment by moment, in death's discomforting shadow."--"The New York Times" Known for delicately detailed character studies that subtly balance humor and insight, Amy Herzog is swiftly emerging as a striking new voice in the American theater. "After the Revolution," an astute and ironic drama about how society appropriates history for its own psychological needs, was heralded by "The New York Times" as one of the Ten Best New Plays of 2010. Herzog's other critical hit, "4000 Miles," is a quiet rumination on mortality in which twenty-one-year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty ninety-one-year-old grandmother Vera in her New York apartment. Amy Herzog received the 2011 Whiting Writers' Award and the 2008 Helen Merrill Award for Aspiring Playwrights. Her plays have been produced or developed at the Yale School of Drama, Ensemble Studio Theater, Arena Stage, Lincoln Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, New York Stage and Film, Provincetown Playhouse, and ACT in San Francisco. Her newest play, "Belleville," premiered at Yale Rep in fall 2011.

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Amy Herzog's plays include "4000 Miles" (Lincoln Center Theater's LCT3, upcoming at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center), "After the Revolution" (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Playwrights Horizons; John Gassner Award nomination, Lilly Award), "Hungry" (Ensemble Studio Theatre), and "Belleville" (Yale Rep). She has had readings/workshops at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Stage and Film, Arena Stage, and Soho Rep, among others. She holds commissions from Yale Rep and Playwrights Horizons and is an alumna of Youngblood, Play Group, and the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab; a Helen Merrill Award recipient, a former Playwrights' Realm Fellow, and Playwright-in-Residence at Ars Nova in 2010. She has taught playwriting at Bryn Mawr and Yale. Amy received her MFA from Yale School of Drama.