Resident Playwright2013 -- 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)
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.