PLAY A JOURNAL OF PLAYS is devoted to reinventing the life of plays on the page. The Journal was founded in 2003 by playwrights Sylvan Oswald and Jordan Harrison in the hope of providing a home for work that is graphically unusual, formally adventurous, and sometimes willfully unproducible.
Under the umbrella of Paper Theatre, the Journal has published over fifty new works that are not merely instruction manuals for a performance – they are performances in their own right, on the printed page.
While the works in the journal were selected for their innovation, many contributors have gone on to find wider audiences: From Lisa D'Amour (Broadway's Airline Highway, Pulitzer finalist Detroit) to Elizabeth Meriwether (creator of Fox's "New Girl"); from MacArthur fellow Sarah Ruhl to celebrated collectives like Rude Mechs and The Debate Society.
Jonathan Berger • Doug Bost • Robert Quillen Camp • Sheila Callaghan • Todd Cerveris • Ping Chong • Lisa D'Amour & Katie Pearl • The Debate Society • anton dudley • Erik Ehn • Thalia Field • David Greenspan • W. David Hancock • Jordan Harrison • Ann Marie Healy • Cynthia Hopkins • Dan Hurlin • Sibyl Kempson • Kristen Kosmas • Les Freres Corbusier • Ruth Margraff • Elizabeth Meriwether • K. Silem Mohammad • Gregory S. Moss • Nature Theater of Oklahoma • Object Collection • Sylvan Oswald • Nick Philippou • Pig Iron Theatre Company • Sarah Provost & Erik Novak • Ariana Reines • Rude Mechanicals • Sarah Ruhl • Crystal Skillman • Theodora Skipitares • Sonya Sobieski • Caridad Svich • Mark Tardi • Amy Trompetter • Alice Tuan • Basil Twist • Mac Wellman