2015-2016 Playwrights

 
  • Joshua Allen

    Resident Playwright

    Joshua Allen, a native of Chicago, is the recipient of a New Voices/New York Fellowship from the Lark Play Development...

  • Christina Anderson

    Resident Playwright

    Christina Anderson’s plays include How to Catch Creation, pen/man/ship, The Ashes Under Gait City, Man in Love,...

  • Annie Baker

    Resident Playwright

    Annie Baker grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts.

  • Clare Barron

    Resident Playwright

    Clare Barron is a playwright and actor from Wenatchee, Washington.

  • Daniel Beaty

    Resident Playwright

    Daniel Beaty is an award-winning actor, singer, writer, and composer. Recently, his play, Through the Night, had...

  • Andy Bragen

    Resident Playwright

    Andy Bragen’s honors include a Workspace Residency and a Process Space Residency with the Lower Manhattan Cultural...

  • Sharon Bridgforth

    Resident Playwright

    A resident playwright at New Dramatists 2009 - 2016, Sharon is a 2016 Doris Duke Artist and a 2016 Creative Capital...

  • Carla Ching

    Resident Playwright

    An LA native, Carla stumbled upon pan-Asian performance collective Peeling at the Asian American Writers Workshop and...

  • Mia Chung

    Resident Playwright

    Mia Chung's plays include You for Me for You, Catch as Catch Can, and This Exquisite Corpse....

  • Clarence Coo

    Resident Playwright

    Clarence Coo is a recipient of a 2017 Whiting Award and the 2012 Yale Drama Series Prize. His plays include Beautiful...

  • Kara Lee Corthron

    Resident Playwright

    Kara Lee Corthron’s plays include Julius by Design (Fulcrum Theater), Etched in Skin on a Sunlit Night (InterAct...

  • Erin Courtney

    Resident Playwright

    Erin Courtney's play I Will Be Gone premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors...

  • Mashuq Mushtaq Deen

    Resident Playwright

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    aesthetic "I look at work with a queer lens, thinking about intersections of...

  • Kristoffer Diaz

    Resident Playwright

    Kristoffer Diaz is a New Dramatists resident playwright, speaker, and educator. His play, The Elaborate Entrance of...

  • Jessica Dickey

    Resident Playwright

    Jessica Dickey is most known for The Amish Project, which premiered at the New York Fringe before opening at the...

  • Olivia Dufault

    Resident Playwright

    Olivia Dufault’s plays include “Year of the Rooster” (New York Time's Critics' Pick), “The Tomb of King Tot” (New York...

  • Matthew Freeman

    Resident Playwright

    Matthew Freeman’s plays have been seen on stages throughout New York City by way of Brooklyn's The Brick, Access Theater...

  • Madeleine George

    Resident Playwright

    Madeleine George has been a member of New Dramatists since 2010. Her plays include Hurricane Diane, The (...

  • Michael Golamco

    Resident Playwright

    Michael Golamco is an LA-based playwright and TV/Film writer. His play Year Zero received acclaimed runs at...

  • Jennifer Haley

    Resident Playwright

    Jennifer Haley is a playwright whose work delves into ethics in virtual reality and the impact of technology on our human...

  • Barbara Hammond

    Resident Playwright

    Hammond is a New Dramatists resident playwright. The Magic Theatre in San Francisco launches the world premiere of THE...

  • Lucas Hnath

    Resident Playwright

    Lucas Hnath's plays include Hillary and Clinton, Red Speedo, The Christians, A Public...

  • Samuel D. Hunter

    Resident Playwright

    Samuel D. Hunter’s plays include The Whale (Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, GLAAD Media...

  • Chisa Hutchinson

    Resident Playwright

  • Aditi Brennan Kapil

    Resident Playwright

    Aditi Brennan Kapil is a writer, actress, and director, of Bulgarian and Indian descent. She was raised in Sweden, and...

  • Sibyl Kempson

    Resident Playwright

    Sibyl Kempson’s plays have been presented in the United States, Germany, and Norway. Her work has received support from...

  • Kristen Kosmas

    Resident Playwright

    Kristen Kosmas is a writer and performer. She has had new works commissioned by On the Boards (Seattle), The Chocolate...

  • Basil Kreimendahl

    Resident Playwright

    Basil Kreimendahl’s play Sidewinders won the Rella Lossy Playwright’s Award and had its world premiere at The...

  • Mona Mansour

    Resident Playwright

    Mona’s play WE SWIM, WE TALK, WE GO TO WAR will premiere at SF’s Golden Thread in fall 2018, directed by Evren Odcikin....

  • Laura Marks

    Resident Playwright

    Laura Marks became the first recipient of the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Award for an Emerging Playwright in...

  • Richard Maxwell

    Resident Playwright

    Richard Maxwell is a playwright and director living in New York and the artistic director of New York City Players (...

  • James McManus

    Resident Playwright

    James McManus (Playwright) is the author of nine plays: Love on San Pedro, Dry Bones, The Friendly Tavern, Dorothy 6,...

  • Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

    Resident Playwright

    Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, 6’6”, is a San Francisco-based playwright whose works include The Totalitarians (...

  • Qui Nguyen

    Resident Playwright

    Originally from Arkansas, Qui Nguyen is a playwright, TV writer, and all around pop-culture nerd. When he’s not geeking...

  • Matthew Paul Olmos

    Resident Playwright

    Matthew Paul Olmos is a three-time Sundance Institute Fellowship/Residency recipient, Princess Grace Awardee in...

  • Sylvan Oswald

    Resident Playwright

    Sylvan Oswald is a transgender theater artist who creates plays, texts, and publications. His plays are often set in...

  • christopher oscar peña

    Resident Playwright

    christopher oscar peña is a writer originally from California, now residing in Harlem and LA.

    His work has been...

  • Kenneth Prestininzi

    Resident Playwright

    Kenneth Prestininzi’s play IMPURE THOUGHTS (WITHOUT APOLOGY), inspired by the life story of Sor Juana, was read in June...

  • Lynn Rosen

    Resident Playwright

    Lynn writes serious-minded comedies that reveal her affection for the yearners of the world and her interest in how...

  • Mark Schultz

    Resident Playwright

    Mark Schultz is a playwright and Episcopal seminarian. Plays include: The Blackest Shore (Catastrophic Theatre...

  • Betty Shamieh

    Resident Playwright

    Betty Shamieh received a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship for Drama and Performance Art. She was selected as the winner of The...

  • Jen Silverman

    Resident Playwright

    Jen Silverman is a New York-based playwright and writer.

  • Karinne Keithley Syers

    Resident Playwright

    Karinne Keithley Syers is a writer and teacher based in Northampton, Massachusetts. Her performance work tends toward an...

  • Cori Thomas

    Resident Playwright

    Cori Thomas is a playwright and actress. Her plays include When January Feels Like Summer (World Premiere City...

  • Andrea Thome

    Resident Playwright

    Andrea Thome's play Pinkolandia was awarded the Lark Play Development Center's Launching New Plays program...

  • Melisa Tien

    Resident Playwright

    Melisa Tien is a playwright, lyricist, screenwriter, and trained chef.  She is the author of the plays Yellow Card...

  • Francine Volpe

    Resident Playwright

    Francine Volpe is a New York City-based playwright, screenwriter and dramaturge. Her play, The Good Mother opened in 2012...

  • David Wiener

    Resident Playwright

    David Wiener’s play, Extraordinary Chambers, is the recipient of the 2010 ACT New Play Award, the 2011 LA Drama...

  • A. Zell Williams

    Resident Playwright

    Born and raised in California’s Central Valley, A. Zell Williams writes to get people talking about the way they live...

  • Stefanie Zadravec

    Resident Playwright

    Stefanie Zadravec is a resident playwright at New Dramatists, a Core Writer with the Playwright’s Center in Minneapolis...