These plays make a rich, funny, moving, and theatrically exhilarating collection. In a diversity of stories, styles, and settings they re-define the limits of Irish theatre for the new century. These playwrights create an Irish theatre looking out to the world around it, re-inventing our sense of the past, our connections with others, and our unsettled present. They have all been seen, heard, and acclaimed by Irish and British audiences in recent years. Now coming to you in print, some bearing major awards.