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May 17, 2018

NEW PLAYWRIGHTS JOIN NEW DRAMATISTS’ RESIDENT PLAYWRIGHT COMPANY

Class of 2025

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: J. Julian Christopher, Sarah Gancher, Mike Lew, Vickie Ramirez, Tammy Ryan, Susan Soon He Stanton, and Lauren Yee. They will be in-residence through the year 2025.  Read More

May 16, 2018

AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT NEW DRAMATISTS 2018 SPRING LUNCHEON HONORING DENZEL WASHINGTON

2018 Luncheon Awards

In celebrating its 69th anniversary, 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 at their Spring Luncheon held on May 15, 2018.   Read More

May 3, 2018

Now Accepting Applications for the Kleban Prize in Music Theatre

EXTENDED DEADLINE

Calling librettists and lyricists! The submissions window is now open for the Kleban Prize in Music-Theatre, administered by New Dramatists. The deadline for receiving online applications is NOW May 22, 2018. Click here for guidelines and to begin your application.  Read More

March 20, 2018

New Dramatists Closing Due to the Winter Storm

The building will be closed Wednesday, March 21 and will re-open on Thursday, March 22 at noon, due to the winter storm.  Read More

March 19, 2018

2018 Luncheon Honoree

Denzel Washington (photo credit: John Russo)

New Dramatists is delighted to announce that we will honor DENZEL WASHINGTON at our 69th Anniversary Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.   Read More

February 15, 2018

APPLICATION WINDOW NOW OPEN

Princess Grace Awards

Applications are Being Accepted Now through March 15 for the Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship at New Dramatists

We encourage emerging playwrights to apply at the beginning of their careers so that through the New Dramatists Fellowship, they can develop their work as well as benefit from being a part of a unique, diverse, dynamic community of professional playwrights. An applicant’s status as an emerging playwright is evaluated during the adjudication process.

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January 25, 2018

Staff Additions and Transitions

Sofie Wasserman-Smith and Candis C. Jones

As of January 2018, New Dramatists is delighted to announce the addition of two new members to our permanent staff. Sofie Wasserman-Smith, full-time Development Manager, and Candis C. Jones, part-time Playwrights’ Lab Manager, will support our fundraising efforts and artistic programming, respectively.   Read More

November 14, 2017

November is Time to Play!

2017 PLAYTIME DEVELOPMENTAL STUDIO

Click here to reserve your seats for open presentations!

Wednesday, November 15 @ 3pm
SUSTAINABLE LIVING by Jennifer Haley

Thursday, November 16 @ 11am
CONFESSIONS TO A RECLINING CHAIR by Kenneth Prestininzi

Thursday, November 16 @ 3:30pm
MARY by Melisa Tien with music by Matthew Frey  Read More

November 13, 2017

Calling All Composers! Composer-Librettist Studio

The submissions window for the Jan-Feb 2018 Composer-Librettist Studio is now open! Apply before 11/27/17!

The New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio, presented in collaboration with Nautilus Music-Theater, is designed to provide an opportunity for five writers and five composers to work with professional performers, exploring the possibilities and basic elements of music-theater. Studio Dates: January 24, 2018-February 9, 2018

For more information and to apply: http://newdramatists.org/composer-librettist-studio  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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