If I Forget and Other Plays

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Pub Date: 07/16/2019

Pages: 280

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

Imprint: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN 13: 9781559365895

ISBN 10: 1559365897

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Category: DRAMA / American / General

If I Forget and Other Plays

By Steven Levenson

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About the Book

"Passionate and provoking." —New York Times on If I Forget
"Plays about the conflict in Iraq have mostly focused on the experience of soldiers or the politicians who put them in danger, but Steven Levenson's sensitive drama is welcome for the imaginative sympathy it extends to the families left behind." —New York Times on The Language of Trees
"The electricity in the room is palpable. . . . Levenson's dialogue is lean, dynamic and flows naturally." —Time Out New York on The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin
Enchanting the Broadway theatre scene with the smash hit Dear Evan Hansen, Steven Levenson has quickly settled in as one of the major emerging voices in contemporary drama. In this new collection of plays, which also includes The Language of Trees and The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin, Levenson explores the conflicts that drive families apart and the indelible ties that bring them back together. Through flawed but deeply human characters, these works examine how the allegiances of family are forged not only by what we collectively remember, but also by what we are willing to forget.
Steven Levenson's plays include The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin (Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Memorial Play writing Award), Core Values (Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Play), The Language of Trees, Seven Minutes in Heaven, and the book for Dear Evan Hansen, with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Tony Award for Best Musical). He is a founding member of Colt Coeur and an alumnus of MCC's Playwrights Coalition and Ars Nova's Play Group.

About the Book

A provocative new collection of plays by the Tony Award-winning playwright of Dear Evan Hansen.

Author

Steven Levenson’s plays include The Unavoidable Disappearance Of Tom Durnin (Roundabout Theatre Company, Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award), Core Values (Ars Nova, Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Play), The Language of Trees (Roundabout), Seven Minutes In Heaven (Colt Coeur; Emerging America Festival/Huntington Theater Company), and the book for Dear Evan Hansen, with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Second Stage, OBIE Award for Musical Theatre, Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Book and Best Off-Broadway Musical, Drama League Nomination for Best Musical; Arena Stage, Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Musical). His play, If I Forget, will premiere at Roundabout in Spring, 2017. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service and Playscripts. A graduate of Brown University and former Artist in Residence at Ars Nova, he has received new play commissions from Roundabout, Lincoln Center, MCC, and Ars Nova. Currently a writer and producer on Showtime’s Masters Of Sex, he is a founding member of Colt Coeur and an alumnus of MCC’s Playwrights Coalition and Ars Nova’s Play Group.

Benj Pasek & Justin Paul’s musical Dogfight had its world premiere at Second Stage Theatre, where it won the Lortel Award for Best New Musical. Theater credits include A Christmas Story, The Musical on Broadway, which received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Outstanding New Broadway Musical; James and the Giant Peach; Edges. TV credits include “Smash,” “Sesame Street,” “Johnny and the Sprites.” Pasek and Paul created the song “Unlimited” for Old Navy’s 2014 back-to-school campaign, which earned them a Daytime Emmy Award nomination. Upcoming film projects include La La Land (Lionsgate); The Greatest Showman (FOX); Trolls (Dreamworks Animation); Medusa (Sony Pictures Animation); Tom and Jerry Return to Oz (Warner Bros Animation). Honors: Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre (American Academy of Arts and Letters), ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, Jonathan Larson Award. Both are B.F.A. Musical Theatre graduates of the University of Michigan and members of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.