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Hailed by the New York Times as ‘a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation,’ WILL ENO has emerged as a vital force in American theatre. Eno is the recipient of a Residency 5 Fellowship at the Signature Theatre where his play Title and Deed premiered in May 2012. The Realistic Joneses had its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre in April 2012. His play Middletown was a winner of the Horton Foote Prize and was produced at the Vineyard Theatre in New York and Steppenwolf in Chicago. His play Thom Pain (based on nothing) was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and has been translated into many Romance languages and several Slavic ones. Eno lives in Brooklyn.


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Gnit
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Gnit

Will Eno
 

Is the search for the Self for total nobodies?

Watch closely as Peter Gnit, a funny-enough but so-so specimen of humanity, makes a lifetime of bad decisions, on the search for his True Self, which is disintegrating while he searches. A rollicking and very cautionary tale about, among other things, how the opposite of love is laziness.

Gnit is a faithful, unfaithful, and wilfully American misreading of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, a 19th century Norwegian play which is famous for all the wrong reasons, written by Will Eno, who has never been to Norway. 


Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-029-4 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
Middletown
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Middletown

Will Eno
 

Mary Swanson just moved to Middletown. About to have her first child, she is eager to enjoy the neighbourly bonds a small town promises. But life in Middletown is complicated: neighbors are near strangers and moments of connection are fleeting. Middletown is a playful, poignant portrait of a town with two lives, one ordinary and visible, the other epic and mysterious.

Middletown was awarded the prestigious Horton Foote Prize for Promising New American Play in 2010 .

Cast : 7M, 5F (doubling required)
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-066-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions
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Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions

Behold the Coach, in Sorrow, Uninsured / Ladies and Gentlemen, the Rain / Enter the Spokeswoman, Sideway / The Bully Composition / Oh, the Humanity

Will Eno
 
Five short plays by Will Eno, featuring:

Behold the Coach, in Sorrow, Uninsured
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rain
Enter the Spokeswoman, Sideway
The Bully Composition
Oh, the Humanity
   
The five short plays that make up Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions move toward feeling by way of thought, and toward gratitude by way of loss. These largely sane plays feature people alone or in pairs, or both, attempting to present themselves in the best light—or ultimately, desperately—in any light.    

Inadvertently vulnerable, or unconsciously callous, or both, the characters here realise they are stuck in a body, and try to put the best face on it. They are unsure of who they are, what they want, what exactly they're on the way to. Is it a funeral or a christening? Is it both or neither? Though this might all seem hazy and conditional, it might all in fact be painstaking and absolute. This is life, for the Problematical Animal.

Review
Eno's writing glides artfully (and humorously) between external circumstances and inner thoughts in every segment. For this crafting alone, the monologues are destined to become audition and acting-class favourites. ’ - Tom Sellar, The Village Voice



Cast : Various
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-832-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Open House, The
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Open House, The

Will Eno
 
People have been born into families since people started getting born at all. Playwrights have been trying to write Family Plays for a long time, too. And typically these plays try to answer endlessly complicated questions of blood and duty and inheritance and responsibility. They try to answer the question, "Can things really change?" People have been trying nobly for years and years to have plays solve in two hours what hasn't been solved in many lifetimes. This has to stop. The Open House is an hour and twenty minutes, with no intermission.
Cast : 2F, 3M
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-122-2 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB
Thom Pain
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Thom Pain

Based on Nothing

Will Eno
 

From the last lonely wilderness, the last dark corner of these overlit times, in the camouflage of the common man, Thom Pain takes the stage, fumbling with his heart, squinting into the light. With terrible timing and impeccable regret, over-educated in the wrong ways, and wounded in the right ones, he appears. Teeth bared, as he picks a piece of lint off his suit.

Listen to the language writhe, as he tries to say hello. Meet Thom Pain. A man who has only had, by his own reckless reckoning, three or four things happen to him in life. A man who is, by his own admittedly uninformed admission, a man much like a man (or woman) like you.

Review
Will Eno is a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation!  - New York Times



Cast : 1M
Oberon | 978-1-84002-452-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Title and Deed
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Title and Deed

Will Eno
 
Behold the newest nobody of the funniest century yet. He’s almost Christ-like, from a distance, in terms of height and weight. Listen closely or drift off uncontrollably, as he speaks to you directly about the notion of home, about the notion of the world. All of it delivered with the authority that is the special province of the unsure and the un-homed, which is a word he made up accidentally. The running time, if he doesn’t die or think of anything else, is roughly one hour. 

Title and Deed  is a provocative new work by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Horton Foote Prize winner Will Eno, whom  The New York Times  called “a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation.” 

Review
A haunting and often fiercely funny meditation on life as a state of permanent exile... The marvel of Mr. Eno’s voice is how naturally it combines a carefully sculptured lyricism with sly, poker-faced humour. Everyday phrases and familiar platitudes -“Don’t ever change,” “Who knows” - are turned inside out or twisted into blunt, unexpected punch lines punctuating long rhapsodic passages that leave you happily word-drunk. –  New York Times


Cast : 1M
Oberon Books UK | 978-1-84943-480-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Wakey Wakey
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Wakey Wakey

Will Eno
 
This funny, moving, and thought-provoking new play, written and directed by Lucille Lortel and Obie Award-winner Will Eno, challenges the notion of what really matters and recognizes the importance of life’s simple pleasures. (All of which might sound dreary, but there’s a chance this will be a really good experience.)
Cast : 1F, 1M
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78682-164-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ only | PB