It’s taken the better half of a decade, but Saints on Stage: An Anthology of Mormon Drama is off to the printers. This is the description of the book on Zarahemla Books’s website:
Saints on Stage is the most comprehensive and important work on Mormon drama ever published. This volume anthologizes some of Mormonism’s best plays from the last several decades, many of them published here for the first time. Several of these plays have won honors from institutions as varied as the Kennedy Center and the Association for Mormon Letters.
This volume includes historical backgrounds and playwright biographies, as well as an introduction that provides an extensive overview of Mormon drama. The following plays are included:
Fires of the Mind ““ Robert Elliott
Huebener ““ Thomas F. Rogers
Burdens of Earth ““ Susan Elizabeth Howe
J. Golden ““ James Arrington
Matters of the Heart ““ Thom Duncan
Gadianton ““ Eric Samuelsen
Hancock County ““ Tim Slover
Stones ““ J. Scott Bronson
Farewell to Eden ““ Mahonri Stewart
Martyrs’ Crossing ““ Melissa Leilani Larson
I Am Jane ““ Margaret Blair Young
2 thoughts on “_Saints On Stage: An Anthology of Mormon Drama_ is Off to the Printers!”
I thought it was originally planned that Card’s Stone Tables would be included. Did that not happen?
Yeah, Jonathan, that was originally the case, but due to problems we had with getting the original lyrics for the text, certain formatting specifications that they were asking for, and a number of other things that were delaying the project, both sides mutually agreed that it may be best if it wasn’t included. It’s a very good play, but I think the right choice was made, especially as it gave me room to include Margaret Young’s I Am Jane, which is a play I adore. As much as I like OSC and Stone Tables, I think the anthology is not lacking too much with not having him in it, due to the great plays we have included.