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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

March 15, 2018

Now Accepting Applications for the Kleban Prize in Music Theatre

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 May 15, 2018. Click here for guidelines and to begin your application.  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

September 11, 2017

The Seth Gelblum Theatre

Seth Gelblum

On September 11, 2017 New Dramatists dedicated our second floor theatre to our late Board Chair, Seth Gleblum, in a naming ceremony that took place prior to the annual New Playwright Welcome.   Read More

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

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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