Mia Chung Named One of The Playwrights Realm's Professional Writing Fellows

December 6, 2011

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The Playwrights Realm, under the leadership of Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Stephanie Ybarra, has selected early career playwrights Ethan Lipton, Mia Chung, Nastaran Ahmadi and JC Lee for its 2011-2012 Playwriting Fellowships.

The Playwrights Realm fellows will each receive stipends to work on a new play over the next nine months. Each play will move from draft form to a production-ready state. Not the standard creative development process, each Playwrights Realm fellow will have a customized residency that includes guiding creative development as well as professional development. The entire experience is designed to widen an artist’s network of resources and gain a foothold in the New York theater world.

The fellows each demonstrate an exciting sense of intellectual curiosity, a wonderful use of evocative language, and a desire to contemplate big unanswerable questions. These qualities combined with their dedication to playwriting, understanding of craft, and desire for a rigorous development process makes them ideally suited to be Playwrights Realm fellows.

"This is a tremendous group of writers to welcome into The Playwrights Realm family," said Ms. Kovner. "These are four smart, singular theatrical voices. It was a very competitive applicant pool, and these writers and their plays really impressed us. Nastaran, Mia, JC, and Ethan all come to the fellowship with different backgrounds and levels of experience. Each, we believe, is ideally situated to make the most out of the resources Playwrights Realm can offer."

The Playwrights Realm, founded in 2007 is New York's largest theater dedicated solely to the holistic support of early-career playwrights through a combination of artistic and professional development programs, which includes Off-Broadway productions.

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