In the WSJ, Terry Teachout's year-end review of New York and regional theater mentions many nuggets, but two in particular to remember: Itamar Moses and well-made plays like *The Pleasure of His Company.*
Teachout calls Moses, 31, "the best young playwright of 2008" and mentions three of his plays. (Bobo's enthusiastic about *Bach at Leipzig,* though it's the least produceable of the three.)
Meanwhile, the link to the San Diego Old Globe production mentions a half-dozen classic plays that would be do-able around here.
[ photo: Itamar Moses, from playscripts.com ]