Betty Shamieh

Resident Playwright

2010 -- 2017

Betty Shamieh was selected as the winner of The Playwrights' Center’s 2012-2013 McKnight National Residency and Commission. Her off-Broadway premieres are The Black Eyed (New York Theatre Workshop), and Roar (The New Group), which was selected as a New York Times Critics’ Pick and is currently being taught at universities throughout the United States. She has been a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2010. Her recent European productions in translation include Again and Against (Playhouse Teater, Stockholm), The Black Eyed (Fournos Theatre, Athens), and Territories (co-production of the Landes-Theatre and the 2009 European Union Capital of Culture Festival). Shamieh performed in her play of monologues, Chocolate in Heat, in three sold-out off-off-Broadway runs and over twenty university theatres. The Machine was produced by Naked Angels in 2007. A graduate of Harvard College and the Yale School of Drama, she was a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant and selected as a Clifton Visiting Artist at Harvard in 2004. Shamieh was named as a Playwriting Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies in 2006. She was selected as a 2011 UNESCO Young Artist for Intercultural Dialogue. Her plays have been translated into seven languages. www.bettyshamieh.com

ND Activity
  • Composer-Librettist Studio

    Composer-Librettist Studio

    Our annual Composer-Librettist Studio focuses simultaneously on music-theatre development and the principles of collaboration, teaming five writers with five composers and five performers to develop brand-new works of musical theatre. At the end of the Studio, each playwright has worked with each composer and 25 new music-theatre pieces have been created by the group.

  • Creativity Fund

    Creativity Fund

    The Creativity Fund blends the flexibility of a one-day play reading with the intensive focus of a two-week workshop, providing ten to fifteen playwrights per year the opportunity to program three to five day workshops on an ad hoc basis. Creativity Fund workshops are structured according to each writer's needs at any stage of development and are funded through a lead grant from the Andew W. Mellon Foundation.

  • Van Lier Fellowship

    Van Lier Fellowship

    The Van Lier Fellowships award a two-year residency at New Dramatists to three emerging writers of exceptional talent. Open to writers from underrepresented backgrounds, this program offers professional exposure, artistic development, and community involvement at New Dramatists.

  • Writers' Executive Committee

    Writers' Executive Committee

    The Writers' Executive Committee is a voluntary grouping of resident playwrights who meet throughout the year to discuss and make decisions concerning the work of New Dramatists and to help guide the organization.

Contact Info

c/o Ron Gwiazda
ron.gwiazda@abramsartny.com
Abrams Artists Agency
275 Seventh Ave, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10001
646-486-4600 (tel)
646-486-0100 (fax)

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Betty Shamieh

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