ND News – July 2013

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July 24, 2013

New Dramatists Announces New Members of the Playwright Company

Clockwise: Carla Ching, Jennifer Haley, Samuel D. Hunter, Chisa Hutchinson, Mark Schultz, Mona Mansour, Kristen Kosmas

New Dramatists, an artistic home and developmental laboratory for professional playwrights, is proud to announce the addition of seven writers to New Dramatists’ company. This talented group of theatre artists was selected by a seven-person committee of New Dramatists playwrights, alumni, and outside theatre professionals from 536 applicants after undergoing a highly competitive, nine-month evaluation process. The playwrights are: Carla Ching, Jennifer Haley, Samuel D. Hunter, Chisa Hutchinson, Kristen Kosmas, Mona Mansour, and Mark Schultz. They will be in-residence through 2020.  Read More

July 22, 2013

Sibyl Kempson and John Collins in Conversation at Walker Art Center

Elevator Repair Service director John Collins and New Dramatists resident playwright Sibyl Kempson talk about their creative process, both in general and in the making of Fondly, Collette Richland.  Read More

July 10, 2013

Obituary: New Dramatists Alum Anna Marie Barlow

Anna Marie Barlow (White) who is best known for her Broadway and Off-Broadway plays and musicals, died on July 3, 2013, in New York City, following complications from a stroke. Ms. Barlow was an alumna of New Dramatists.  Read More

July 3, 2013

London's Calling

Todd London in his office at New Dramatists (photo by Susan Johann)

In the summer of 2009, during the final day of Theatre Communications Group’s National Conference in Baltimore, Todd London—writer, scholar and artistic director of the venerable playwrights’ organization New Dramatists—was called up onto the stage of the Hippodrome Theatre to receive TCG’s first Visionary Leadership Award. Since then, the award has been given out annually to “an individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to advance the theatre field as a whole, nationally and/or internationally.”  Read More