MINOR THEATER: THREE PLAYS Julia Jarcho March 2017 ISBN 978-0-9897393-6-8 190 pages
In the three plays collected here—Grimly Handsome (OBIE Award for Best New American Play), Dreamless Land, and Every Angel is Brutal—Julia Jarcho, hailed as a “vital talent” (The New Yorker) and “one of our more compelling playwrights” (Time Out New York), mashes up noir, terror, and action genres. The weird, taut surfaces of her stories hypnotize, while the plays burrow into unanswerable questions that never come fully into focus but rather lay within the whole like a kind of groundwater: What is the impulse to violence? Could we hold a memory that precedes our experience?
*Minor Theater is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.