We study a contemporary work each year. My criteria is that it has to have been nominated for a major award in the last 3 years - Tony, Pulitzer, and Olivier are the ones I generally look at. In the past few years we've read Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, Peter and Alice by John Logan, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens, Sweat by Lynn Nottage and Farinelli and the King by Claire van Kampen. For next year, I am looking at Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury, Cost of Living by Martyna Majok, Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney, What The Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck and Latin History for Morons by John Leguizamo. I will probably rule out the last 2 because I'm not sure they'd be great for class study since they are one person plays.For other options, think about bringing some August Wilson into the mix, or Lorraine Hansberry. I would love to teach A Raisin in the Sun and Clybourne Park back to back.