New York. A city that runs on ambition – and coffee.
In the offices of a notorious Manhattan magazine, ruthless editorial assistants vie for their bosses’ jobs and a book deal before they’re thirty. But bestselling memoir fodder is thin on the ground, and climbing the career ladder is hard when you’re trapped between Starbucks runs, jaded gossip and endless encircling cubicle walls…
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s Gloria is a razor-sharp comic drama about ambition, office warfare and hierarchies, where the only thing that matters is selling out to the highest bidder.
The play was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2016, and had its UK premiere at Hampstead Theatre, London, in 2017.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins was named Most Promising Playwright at the Critics’ Circle Awards in 2018 for his plays Gloria and An Octoroon.