The Great God Pan (Paperback)
Theatre Communications Group, 9781559364447, 69pp.
Publication Date: April 22, 2014
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"The Great God Pan is a haunting, deeply affecting play about the interaction of identity, psychology and pathology. Ms. Herzog writes with keen sensitivity to the complex weave of feelings embedded in all human relationships, with particular attention to the way we tiptoe around areas of radioactive emotion." - New York Times "Whatever the ideal contemporary American drama is, it has to look a lot like The Great God Pan. It is provocative and subtle, slowly, carefully revelatory, sweetly moving, thought-provoking, funny and insightful." - New York Observer "An intelligent, delicately articulate writer." - Village Voice "A moving and unsettling look at the nature of identity and the vagaries of memory. With subtlety and compassion, Herzog contemplates how well we can really know ourselves." - Backstage Jamie's life in Brooklyn seems just fine: a beautiful girlfriend, a burgeoning journalism career, and parents who live just far enough away. But when a possible childhood trauma comes to light, lives are thrown into a tailspin. Unsettling and deeply compassionate, The Great God Pan tells the intimate tale of what is lost and won when a hidden truth is suddenly revealed. Amy Herzog's plays include 4000 Miles (Pulitzer Prize finalist), After the Revolution and Belleville. Ms. Herzog is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Whiting Writers' Award, an Obie Award and the Helen Merrill Award for Aspiring Playwrights.
About the Author
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.