Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize
From the back cover:
This funny, trenchant, and powerful play follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. But when an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever.
"[A] whip-smart satire of fear and loathing...Gloria is to the New York publishing business what David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow is to the Hollywood film industry." --The New York Times
"All you need to know is that the bitingly funny and fierce Gloria is one of [2015's] best shows. What playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins says about American society, the media and how we package celebrity and tragedy is as spot-on as it is depressing." --New York Post
"Sharply observant and playfully theatrical, this thought-provoking work continues its talented young writer's winning streak. As usual, [Branden Jacobs-Jenkins] handles his serious themes in a thoughtful, provocative manner...the play emerges as a trenchant commentary on the way in which personal tragedies merely serve as grist for the ever-ravenous media machine. A rare example of a contemporary play that keeps us constantly guessing where it's headed, Gloria is a work not to be easily forgotten." --The Hollywood Reporter