Chisa Hutchinson

Resident Playwright

2013 -- 2020

Chisa Hutchinson's socially probing plays, which include She Like Girls, Sex on Sunday, The Subject, Dead & Breathing, and Somebody’s Daughter among others, have been presented by such venues as City Parks' Summerstage, the Lark, the National Black Theater, the Contemporary American Theater Festival, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and Atlantic Theater Company. She's won a GLAAD Award, the John Golden Award for Excellence in Playwriting, a Lilly Award, a New York Innovative Theatre Award, the Paul Green Award, a Helen Merrill Award, the Lanford Wilson Award, and has been a finalist for the highly coveted PoNY Fellowship. She’s also been a Lark Fellow, a Dramatists Guild Fellow, a resident at the William Inge Center for the Arts a New York NeoFuturist, and a staff writer for the Blue Man Group. Currently, she is a Humanitas Fellow, Resident Playwright at Second Stage Theater, and a proud fourth-year year member of New Dramatists. (B.A. Vassar College; M.F.A NYU - Tisch School of the Arts)

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  • Nocturnal Commissions

    Nocturnal Commissions

    Nocturnal Commissions is a marathon evening of instant theatre, New Dramatists style. First, the opportunity to commission new plays by New Dramatists resident and alumni playwrights is auctioned to the highest bidder; second, the writer and their winning bidder meet for a lightning-fast commission; third, each writer has about 20 minutes to create a new short theatre piece, monologue, or song; fourth, the plays are rehearsed upstairs while the audience has dinner downstairs; and last, all the evening's commissioned pieces are presented by a first-rate company of actors and directors.

Playwright Buzz

April 15, 2016

Chisa Hutchinson Finally Gets Some NJ Love

It's taken a while and several NYC productions, but New Jersey writer, Chisa Hutchinson, is finally getting to play in her home-state. Read the Times piece here.

March 7, 2016

Chisa Hutchinson Returns to CATF

After a wildly successful world premiere of her play DEAD AND BREATHING in 2014, Chisa Hutchinson will be returning to the Contemporary American Theater Festival to debut her weird new work, THE WEDDING GIFT. Get more info here.

March 7, 2016

Second Stage Welcomes New Resident Playwright, Chisa Hutchinson

As this year's Tow Foundation Fellow, Chisa Hutchinson receives $75,000 and residency at Second Stage Theater in NYC, which culminates in a production in the spring of 2017. Read about all the Tow Fellows and their sponsoring theaters on Playbill.com.

January 10, 2015

Chisa Hutchinson To Be Honored At The Dramatist Guild Awards

The Dramatist Guild has just released its list of this year's honorees. Second-year New Dramatists member, Chisa Hutchinson, has been selected as the recipient of the Lanford Wilson Award. See the full press release here .

July 26, 2014

Chisa Hutchinson's DEAD & BREATHING on NPR

NPR's Elizabeth Blair put together a super sweet piece about the world premiere of DEAD & BREATHING at Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, WV. You can read/hear it here.

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