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The resident playwright company during the May 2011 All Writers Meeting
The resident playwright company during the May 2011 All Writers Meeting

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Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, New Dramatists is a hub for the theatre community. Our building’s library is open to the public and houses a rare collection of new play manuscripts, many of which are unpublished and only available to read on site. In addition, we offer specific opportunities for writers, students, composers, actors, directors, other theatre artists, and new play aficionados to engage with our community.

 
 
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Today

For Playwrights

New Dramatists seeks to serve as a home for playwrights before, during and after a residency. We encourage writers to spend time reading scripts in the Michaela O’Harra Library, to apply for the Kleban Prize and Van Lier and Princess Grace Fellowships and, of course, to apply for membership in the resident playwright company. After their residencies alumni playwrights are afforded the time and space to hold one-day readings of new work in our building.

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For Students

All the activity that occurs over the course of a season at New Dramatists is bolstered and supported by the hard work and dedication of the talented young participants in our Bernard B. Jacobs Internship Program. This program is named in memory of the late President of the Shubert Organization, who discovered and mentored many talented theatre people, young and old, during his lifetime.

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For Actors, Directors

Each season over 500 actors, directors, dramaturgs, designers, and musicians bring their skills and passion to New Dramatists. Through their dedication to play development, our resident playwrights are able to hear their plays read aloud and further explore their scripts. If you are interested in working with New Dramatists as an artist to support our resident playwright company as they develop new work please e-mail us at newdramatists@newdramatists.org.

For Audiences

During the course of our season New Dramatists hosts over 100 readings, workshops and events related to play development and the work of our resident playwright company. Playwrights may choose to work privately with their collaborators in closed session or to invite the general public to hear their work. New Dramatists also produces two events for audiences to learn more about our work, Nocturnal Commissions and the Annual Spring Luncheon Fundraiser, as well as other discussions, forums and events throughout the year.

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