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 Welcome to Fear City (Kilroys’ List 2016, CATF 2017, Kansas City Rep 2018)...

  • 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 Rumi has a poem that goes: "The way of love is not a subtle argument. The...

  • 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

    J E S S I C A D I C K E Y is an award-winning American playwright and actor most recently known for her play 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 is a Brooklyn-based writer and director. His plays have been seen on stages throughout New York City by...

  • 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

    Chisa Hutchinson (B.A. Vassar College; M.F.A NYU - Tisch School of the Arts) is a New York-based playwright and...

  • 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, directed by Evren Odcikin, will premiere at SF’s Golden Thread in winter 2018...

  • 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 iHe is a three-time Sundance Institute Fellowship/Residency recipient (2014 Lab, 2013 UCROSS, 2009...

  • 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 priest. A resident playwright at New Dramatists and a member of Rising...

  • 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’s theatre work includes: The Roommate (Humana Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Steppenwolf, South Coast Rep,...

  • Karinne Keithley Syers

    Resident Playwright

    Karinne Keithley Syers is a writer and teacher based in Amherst, Massachusetts. Plays include A Tunnel Year (...

  • Cori Thomas

    Resident Playwright

    Cori Thomas is a playwright and actress. Her plays include: LOCKDOWN, Citizens Market, When January Feels Like Summer...

  • 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, and librettist.  She is the author of the plays Sweet Teeth, The Boyd Show,...

  • Francine Volpe

    Resident Playwright

    Francine Volpe is a playwright and screenwriter who was born and lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently writing for the...

  • 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 and a Core Writer with the Playwright’s Center in...