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Newest segment - Oct. 2, 2015
Episode 6: Lift Lift Lift by Matthew Freeman


The latest in New Dramatists' podcast series is a re-airing of Lift Lift Lift, a dramatic collage written and produced by resident playwright Matthew Freeman, which premiered in 2014 at the HearNow Festival in Kansas City and on Atlanta Fringe Radio.The piece features performances by Moira Stone, Robert Honeywell, David DelGrosso, Matthew Trumbull and Stephanie Willing.

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June 9, 2015

New Dramatists Announces Eight New Members of the Resident Playwright Company - The Class of 2022

Clare Barron, Kara Lee Corthron, Mashuq Deen, Jessica Dickey, Jen Silverman, Karinne Keithley Syers, Cori Thomas, Melisa Tien

New Dramatists, an artistic home and developmental laboratory for professional playwrights, is proud to announce the addition of eight writers to its resident company: Clare Barron, Kara Lee Corthron, Mashuq Deen, Jessica Dickey, Jen Silverman, Karinne Keithley Syers, Cori Thomas and Melisa Tien. They will be in-residence through 2022.  Read More

May 15, 2015

Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Callaway, Bowden and Lippmann Family Awards

At the 66th Anniversary Spring Luncheon, held on May 14, 2015, New Dramatists announced several awards recognizing excellence and service in the field of new play development.  Read More

April 20, 2015

New Dramatists Launches ND: In Depth - a new podcast series celebrating the eclecticism of the resident playwright company

ND: In Depth - available at newdramatists.org, iTunes, Stitcher and SoundCloud

ND: In Depth, a new podcast from New Dramatists, is an ongoing series where playwrights meet the world in a variety of formats: interviews, panels, essays, and readings of new plays among other things. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the eclecticism of our community of writers and feature the topics on the forefront of their minds.   Read More

March 24, 2015

New Dramatists to Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell at 66th Anniversary Spring Luncheon

Brian Stokes Mitchell

New Dramatists, Tony® Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with our 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at the 66th Annual Spring Luncheon.  Read More

January 16, 2015

New Dramatists Announces Connie Hall as Artistic Programs Producer

New Dramatists, a Tony Award recipient and the nation’s longest running community of playwrights, announces that Connie Hall has re-joined the staff in the role of Artistic Programs Producer. Connie worked for the organization in the capacity of Grants Administrator from 2009-2012. The new position will support Artistic Director Emily Morse in her vision to expand the range of conversations, collaborations, and creative processes explored by playwrights at New Dramatists.   Read More

December 8, 2014

Jerome Foundation Honors 31 Years of Support for New Dramatists

On Monday, December 8th, Robert Byrd of the Jerome Foundation visited New Dramatists to present a citation celebrating the foundation’s 50th anniversary and 31 years of support for New Dramatists.  Read More

June 27, 2014

New Dramatists Announces New Members of the Playwright Company

New Dramatists, an artistic home and developmental laboratory for professional playwrights is proud to announce the addition of eight writers to New Dramatists’ company. This talented group of theatre artists was selected by a seven-person committee of New Dramatists playwrights, alumni, and outside theatre professionals from 504 applicants after undergoing a highly competitive, nine-month evaluation process. The playwrights are: Eric Dufault, Matthew Freeman, Aditi Brennan Kapil, Basil Kreimendahl, Matthew Paul Olmos, christopher oscar peña, Lynn Rosen, and A. Zell Williams. They will be in-residence through 2021. New Dramatists will kick off their seven-year residencies with an evening of readings and celebration on Monday, September 8, 2014.   Read More

June 3, 2014

Todd London Receives 2014 Miss Lilly Award

On Monday, June 2nd at Playwrights Horizons out-going New Dramatists Artistic Director, Todd London, was awarded a 2014 Miss Lilly Award. This award goes to a male theatre professional who is a great champion of women theatre artists.   Read More

April 30, 2014

Emily Morse is Named the New Artistic Director of New Dramatists

New Dramatists, Tony® Honor recipient and the nation's premiere playwright development workshop, announces that Emily Morse will assume the position of Artistic Director beginning in July. Morse, on staff at New Dramatists since 2001 and currently serving as Director of Artistic Development, assumes the position from Todd London who leaves New Dramatists after eighteen years to become the Executive Director/Professor of Drama at the University of Washington where he’ll oversee undergraduate, MFA and PhD programs, training and productions.   Read More

April 14, 2014

New Dramatists Awarded $350,000 from the Rosin Fund of the Scherman Foundation for NEW PLAYS/MORE WAYS

New Dramatists, the nation’s longest-running community of playwrights, was awarded a three-year, $350,000 grant from the Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund to support NEW PLAYS/MORE WAYS, a comprehensive initiative that deepens the organization’s support of a resident company of 50 outstanding playwrights. NEW PLAYS/MORE WAYS extends and enhances the writers’ programming of week-long creative development sessions through the Creativity Fund, a highly-successful initiative that places writers at the center of the new work development process. The Rosin-Fund sponsored project also underwrites New Dramatists’ launch of a Virtual Home, enabling writer access to New Dramatists-sponsored technology tools, from anywhere, at any time.   Read More

Biff Liff


The writers, staff and Board of New Dramatists are greatly saddened by the loss of Biff Liff, our Board member for decades. There was never a greater friend and supporter of artists, nor a kinder, more gracious and more honorable man.

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