ND News – November 2011

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November 26, 2011

Cast Announced for Workshop of New Kristoffer Diaz Play in NYC

F**king Vigwan (Or Swag), a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Kristoffer Diaz, will receive a five-performance public workshop at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre beginning Nov. 29.  Read More

November 21, 2011

A Lover’s Guide to American Playwrights: Lisa D’Amour and Melissa James Gibson

Mid-career is that moment most playwrights find themselves at the edge of an abyss. The moment can last years, during which the excitable support our field bestows on emerging and early-career writers dries up and playwrights who have finally developed the chops to write their mature works often leave the theater for the rewards and empowerment of TV or the stability of teaching. Playwrights have been calling for help through this rough passage for some time.  Read More

November 18, 2011

New Dramatists Receives Single Largest Grant in Latest Round of NEA Funding

The National Endowment for the Arts announced $22.5 million in grants Thursday.  Read More

November 17, 2011

Boston Court's PLAY/ground Festival Includes Sheila Callaghan and David Wiener

Sheila Callaghan and David Wiener

The Theatre @ Boston Court's play festival presents plays that are in keeping with Boston Court's mission, which urges artists to fearlessly and passionately pursue their unique voice and vision. Play selection encompasses a wide variety of genres, with a special emphasis on nurturing playwrights and new play development, which are inherently theatrical, textually rich, and visually arresting.  Read More

November 16, 2011

ND Residents Announce Low-Cost, One-Day Writing Workshops

A new outreach program designed by the playwrights at New Dramatists - one-day low-cost writing workshops each month at New Dramatists. These workshops, led by our resident playwrights, are offered to the general public for just $40.  Read More

November 14, 2011

Lucas Hnath, Michael Golamco & Carson Kreitzer to be Part of 2012 Humana Festival

Each year, Actors Theatre of Louisville tests the limits of the marketing adage that audiences only like what they know by bringing new works to the stage in its Humana Festival of New American Plays.  Read More

November 13, 2011

Carlos Murillo to be Featured Guest at Western Michigan University

Playwright and director Carlos Murillo will be the next featured guest in the Gwen Frostic Reading Series at Western Michigan University.  Read More

November 9, 2011

"Milk Like Sugar" Extends Off-Broadway Through Nov. 27

The Off-Broadway production of Kirsten Greenidge's Milk Like Sugar -- co-produced by Playwrights Horizons, Women's Project and La Jolla Playhouse -- has extended its run at Playwrights Horizons through November 27. Rebecca Taichman has directed the production.  Read More

November 8, 2011

Quiara Alegría Hudes Has More Musicals in Her Future

Tony Award nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes, whose latest play, Water By the Spoonful, is receiving its world premiere at Hartford Stage, is also assembling ingredients for the new musicals Like Water for Chocolate and My Name Is Asher Lev.  Read More

November 4, 2011

Now Accepting Applications for the Van Lier Playwriting Fellowship

New Dramatists is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Van Lier Playwriting Fellowship Program. The 18-month program was established to help young, economically disadvantaged playwrights living in New York City develop their talent and become involved in the professional theatre community. Three 18-month fellowships of $10,000 ($5,000 a year) will be awarded to playwrights 30 years old or younger who are not enrolled in college or graduate school.  Read More

November 2, 2011

Beyond the Culture Wars: Arts Funding in America

Please join us - in person or online - for a Pen & Swill featuring a no-holds-barred debate about arts funding in America between ND resident playwright J.T. Rogers (Blood and Gifts, now at Lincoln Center Theater) and Dr. Eric Helland, former member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors under George W. Bush. The evening’s back and forth will be published in the January issue of American Theatre magazine.  Read More