A Strange Loop (Paperback)

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"This musical pierces the veil of the “image” of gay culture to reveal the raw confusion + self-loathing familiar to any LGBT millenial, especially artistic ones. More importantly, it’s beyond hilarious + sheerly alive.

recommended if you like: 100 Boyfriends, Fun Home, + if you hate Tyler Perry"

- Michael


Winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

"To watch this show is to enter, by some urgent, bawdy magic, an ecstatic and infinitely more colorful version of the famous surreal lithograph by M. C. Escher: the hand that lifts from the page, becoming almost real, then draws another hand, which returns the favor. Which came first? A Strange Loop is complex, teasing, thrilling." --Vinson Cunningham, New Yorker

Usher is a Black, queer writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical: a piece about a Black, queer writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical. This blistering musical follows a young artist at war with a host of demons--not least of which are the punishing thoughts in his own head--in an attempt to understand his own strange loop.

About the Author

Michael R. Jackson holds a BFA and MFA in playwriting and musical theater writing from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. His awards include the Jonathan Larson Grant, a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, a Whiting Award, and a Hull-Warriner Award. A Strange Loop is Michael's professional debut. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2020.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781559369930
ISBN-10: 1559369930
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication Date: January 19th, 2021
Pages: 120
Language: English