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Today

Dedicated to the Playwright

In Loving Memory

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New Dramatists is deeply saddened by the loss of beloved friend and Board Chair, Seth Gelblum, who passed away August 8th, 2016. Seth passed away peacefully in his home after a long illness.

Learn more about Seth and his amazing legacy:
http://newdramatists.org/seth

ND News

August 30, 2017

Donja R. Love Receives the 2017 Princess Grace Award in Playwriting

Donja R. Love
Donja R. Love

New Dramatists is delighted to welcome Donja R. Love to the playwright company. Donja received the 2017 Princess Grace Award in Playwriting for his play, Sugar In Our Wounds, and will be in residence at New Dramatists for the 2017-2018 Season.

June 19, 2017

New Dramatists Announces Eight New Playwrights Join the Resident Playwright Company

The Class of 2024

New Dramatists, an artistic home and developmental laboratory for professional playwrights, is proud to announce the addition of eight writers to its illustrious, dynamic resident playwright company: Johnna Adams, Boni B. Alvarez, Kirk Wood Bromley, Morgan Gould, MJ Kaufman, Aya Ogawa, Jiehae Park, and Andrea Stolowitz. They will be in-residence through the year 2024. These supremely talented theatre artists were selected by a seven-person committee of New Dramatists current residents, alumni, and outside theatre professionals from 415 applicants after undergoing a highly competitive, nine-month consensus based evaluation process. New Dramatists will kick off their seven-year residencies with an evening of readings and celebration at the annual New Playwright Welcome in the fall.  Read More

March 23, 2017

Support for Writers with Children: Announcing The Lilly-Ruhl Fund

After winning the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, alumna Sarah Ruhl made a gift of $5,000 to New Dramatists to set up a child care reimbursement fund for playwrights. In January, 2017, with the support of alumna, Julia Jordan, The Lilly Awards Foundation’s Board of Directors matched Sarah's gift with an additional $5,000, and in so doing, created the Lilly-Ruhl Fund.   Read More

January 26, 2017

New Dramatists to Honor Daryl Roth & Paula Vogel at 68th Anniversary Spring Luncheon

Daryl Roth (left) and Paula Vogel

New Dramatists, Tony® Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor 10-time Tony Award®-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Distinguished Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. The event will be held Tuesday, May 16 at the New York Marriott Marquis.  Read More

October 31, 2016

2017 Composer-Librettist Studio Application Window Now Open for Composers

New Dramatists is now accepting submissions from composers only for the Composer-Librettist Studio to be held at New Dramatists beginning Wednesday, January 18 and ending Friday, February 3, 2017.

September 12, 2016

New Dramatists Dedicates its 68th Season to Seth Gelblum

Seth Gelblum with the Resident Playwright Company at the 2013 Spring Luncheon

On Monday September 12, as New Dramatists launches its 68th season of service to outstanding playwrights, we announce our dedication of the upcoming year to Seth Gelblum, a tireless advocate for this organization - and artists in general, as one of the field's leading attorneys. The entire New Dramatists family deeply mourns the loss of Seth, who passed away on August 8, 2016.  Read More

July 29, 2016

Emma D. Stanton Named 2016 Princess Grace Playwriting Fellow

Emma D. Stanton

Playwright Emma D. Stanton, the 2016 Princess Grace Fellow, whose play, No Candy, received the 2016 Princess Grace in Playwriting Award. Emma will be in residence for the 2016-2017 season.  Read More

June 28, 2016

THREE PLAYWRIGHTS SELECTED FOR THE 2016-2018 NEW DRAMATISTS VAN LIER PLAYWRITING FELLOWSHIP

Hammaad Chaudry, Monet Hurst-Mendoza and Keelay Gipson

Hammaad Chaudry, Keelay Gipson, and Monet Hurst-Mendoza have each won an Edward and Sally Van Lier Playwriting Fellowship at New Dramatists. Each fellow will receive a cash grant of $10,000 per fellow per year for two years, ($20,000 per fellow for the cycle); a two-year residency (July 2016-June 2018) at New Dramatists, which includes access to the Playwrights Lab programs; a profile page on the New Dramatists website, the use of the building as a place to work and conduct meetings, a vibrant community of diverse playwrights; individual mentorship matched with each Fellow from New Dramatists resident company of playwrights; a Van Lier Fellow Soiree introducing their work to field colleagues in the first year of their fellowships; and a “festivalized” presentation of their work within the second-year.   Read More

May 16, 2016

Announcing the Winners of the 2016 Callaway, Bowden, The Frederick Loewe and The Lippmann Family New Frontier Awards

At the 67th Anniversary Spring Luncheon, held on May 12, 2016, New Dramatists, an artistic home and developmental laboratory for professional playwrights, announced several awards recognizing excellence and service in the field of new play development.   Read More

May 16, 2016

New Dramatists Announces Seven New Playwrights Join the Resident Playwright Company

New Dramatists, an artistic home and developmental laboratory for professional playwrights, is proud to announce the addition of seven writers to its illustrious, dynamic resident playwright company: Sam Chanse, Kate Cortesi, Aurin Squire, Lloyd Suh, Mfoniso Udofia, Ken Urban and Brian Watkins. They will be in-residence through 2023. These supremely talented theatre artists were selected by a seven-person committee of New Dramatists current residents, alumni, and outside theatre professionals from 359 applicants after undergoing a highly competitive, nine-month consensus based evaluation process. New Dramatists will kick off their seven-year residencies with an evening of readings and celebration at the annual New Playwright Welcome in the fall.  Read More

ND: In Depth Podcast

New Segment!
August 30, 2017
Episode 14: Playwrights as Producers, Part 2: The Pool
Resident playwright Andy Bragen continues his conversation with playwrights who are creating new ways to produce their own work. In this segment, he interviews three writers, Lynn Rosen (ND resident playwright), Susan Bernfield, and Peter Gil-Sheridan, who formed a pop-up theater company/temporary consortium called The Pool.

2015-16 Annual Report

The second version of our completely re-designed, all-digital Annual Report, for the 2015-16 season at New Dramatists, is now live and available for viewing here.

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