Tectonic Theater Project


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Coming April 17th from Vintage Random House books…

Moment Work opens the doors to the rehearsal room of one of America’s most innovative and influential theater companies, Tectonic Theater Project, creators of The Laramie Project, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, and 33 Variations. For more than two decades, the members of Tectonic Theater Project have been rigorously experimenting with the process of theatrical creation. Here they set forth a detailed manual of their devising method and a thorough chronicle of how they wrote some of their best-known works. This book is for all theater artists — actors, writers, designers, and directors — who wish to create work that embraces the unbridled potential of the stage.



Tectonic refers to the art and science of structure and was chosen to emphasize the company’s interest in construction– how things are made, and how they might be made differently.
Tectonic is dedicated to developing innovative works that explore theatrical language and form, fostering an artistic dialogue with our audiences on the social, political and human issues that affect us all. In service to this goal, Tectonic supports readings, workshops, and full theatrical productions, as well as training for students around the country in our play-making technique, Moment Work.
Our groundbreaking plays, THE LARAMIE PROJECT, GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE, and I AM MY OWN WIFE, among others, have sparked national discourse about their subjects and have inspired artists and audiences worldwide.