Our Supporters


We gratefully acknowledge all the ways our donors provide direct support to our resident company of 50 playwrights, helping them develop the next generation of brilliant, inspiring, and imaginative theatre.

We strive to ensure this list is complete and accurate. If you have questions, additions or changes for this list, please email Director of Development Christie Brown or call (212) 757-6960 ext. 5468.



New Dramatists’ programs are made possible, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature. The Jerry A. Tishman Playwrights Creativity Fund is sustained by the Jerry A. Tishman Living Trust. The Fund was founded in 2008 by a lead grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and has received major support from the Time Warner Foundation and the Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund. Extended musical workshops supported in part by the Frederick Loewe Foundation. Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting New Dramatists. New Dramatists receives support from the Dramatists Guild Fund. Special thanks to Google for its Ad Grant, which provides in-kind AdWords advertising to promote New Dramatists’ mission, writers and events on Google search result pages.

Contributors to New Dramatists

In Honor Of...

We are, on occasion, humbled and deeply honored to receive designation as an organization to support, in honor of an important artist or friend of the theatre.

In 2016-17, we gratefully acknowledge these organizations and individuals, who made the following contributions:

IN HONOR OF Seth Gelblum:

David Berlin
Elliot & Vicki Brown
Casarotto Ramsey & Associates Limited
Marc Chamlin
Darrah Cloud & Dave Owens
Jim Coddington, Jan Liss & Judy Liss
Andrea Deeds
Larry Elkin
Michael Frankfurt
Lauren K. Gibbs
Joan and David Grubin
Susan Gurman
Jane Harmon
Alan Hergott
Betty Hirschfeld & Jenny Wood
Isaac Hurwitz
Joanne Jacobson
Arpad Jaromy
Susan & David Kraus
Scott R. Lazarus
Howard S. Levine
Jerome & Arlene Levine
Loeb & Loeb LLP
Todd London & Karen Hartman
Des McAnuff
John Monterubio
F. Richard Pappas
David & Susan Rahm
Vicki Reiss
Rodgers and Hammerstein: An Imagem Company
Jordan Roth
Cara Scarmack
Allan Scott
Victoria Traube
Abbie Van Nostrand

IN HONOR OF Aldo Giunta:
Rebecca & Jesse Breheney
Harry Evert
Michelle Girardi
Donna Meaney
Jeanette & Paul Minetti
Susan Tackel & Eli Silverman

Legacy Gifts


New Dramatists is honored to have received a Leadership Bequest gift from Jerry A. Tishman, which will underwrite the next 15 years’ worth of New Dramatists’ Creativity Fund work sessions. In honor of his extraordinary support of these deeply effective extended development opportunities, the initiative has been re-named the Jerry A. Tishman Playwrights Creativity Fund.

Legacy Gifts received to date:
Throughout our 67 years of service to playwrights, Legacy Gifts have proven to be a stabilizing and essential part of our institutional funding.

Robert Anderson
Arnold Auerbach
Charles Bowden & Paula Laurence
Sumner Locke Elliott
Shannon D. Fullam
Rhea Gaisner
John Golden
Albert Hackett & Frances Goodrich
Nancy Hamilton
Ronald S. Konecky
Edwin Kruse
Dorothy Lindsay
Lucille Lortel
Zilla Lippmann
Tad Mosel
Michaela O'Harra
Kerttu Shubert & John Shubert
Jerry A. Tishman Living Trust
Lily Turner


A number of long-time friends and supporters of New Dramatists have pledged bequest gifts to the organization. At this time, these donors prefer to remain anonymous.

For additional information about Planned Giving opportunities at New Dramatists, please contact Christie Brown, Director of Development.


The Howard Gilman Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
The Shubert Foundation
Time Warner Foundation/Time Warner Inc.
Jerry A. Tishman Living Trust


Charlotte & David Ackert
Joanne Jacobson
Jerome Foundation
Isobel Konecky
Frederick Loewe Foundation
Stacey Mindich Productions
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
The New York Community Trust - Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund
Princess Grace Foundation-USA
Scherman Foundation/Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
Venturous Theatre Fund


Axe-Houghton Foundation
Blavatnik Family Foundation
Bob Boyett
Betsy and Alan D. Cohn Foundation
Distracted Globe Foundation
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Milos & Martina Forman
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation
Frederic W. Cook & Co.
The John Golden Fund
Jujamcyn Theaters
The Kleban Foundation
Loeb & Loeb LLP
Marks Paneth LLP/Robert Kuchner, Mark D'Ambrosi
Nederlander Organization
New York State Council on the Arts
David & Susan Rahm
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
The Ted Snowdon Foundation
Kenneth Stefin
Stuart Thompson Productions


Abrams Artists Agency
Susan Heller Anderson
Dori Berinstein
Allen H. and Selma W. Berkman Charitable Trust
Kirsten Berkman & Eric Winikoff
Roger Berlind & William Berlind
Janet Cohn Slosberg & Mike Slosberg
Columbia Live Stage
Jim Dale
DeWitt Stern Group, Inc./Jolyon F. Stern
Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Jody Falco & Jeffrey Steinman
The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund
Willy Holtzman & Sylvia Shepard
Charles Hyman
Howard & Janet Kagan
Henry L. Kimelman Family Foundation
Susan & David Kraus
Leanne Lachman
The Lilly Awards
Robin Lynn & Larry Blumberg
Lyndsay Magid
Sarah Ruhl
Samuel French, Inc.
Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham/Nancy A. Rose
The Shubert Organization
Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts
Abbie Van Nostrand
John W. Weidman


Hilaria & Alec Baldwin
Cody Lassen & Associates
Creative Artists Agency
Mark D'Ambrosi
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Broadway Across America & Broadway.com/John Gore
Linda Healey
Jerry Heymann
Ken Hitz
Janover LLC/David Rosenzweig
Shelby Jiggetts-Tivony
Junkyard Dog Productions
Hal Luftig
Josephine Merck
Off-Broadway Angels / Charlotte & David Ackert, Janet Cohn Slosberg & Mike Slosberg, Charles Spence, Jane Stanicki
Playscripts, Inc.
Patricia Brown Specter
The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation
Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.
William Morris Endeavor (WME)


Actors' Fund of America
Jenny Ewing Allen
Orren Alperstein
Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation
Christine Baranski
Louis & Ester Beck
Anne L. Bernstein
Bret Adams Agency Ltd.
Sharon Bridgforth
The Broadway League
Jason M. Cooper & Liz Mayer
The Dodgers/Michael David
Marina Donahue
Fox Stage Productions
Barbara Freitag
Roy Furman
Geze GmbH
The Dan Goggin Nunsense Charitable Trust
Michael Golamco
Silvia Gonzalez S.
Dede Harris
Ted Hartley
John & Anne Herrmann
Jerry Heymann
Lawrence Hirschhorn & Melissa Posen
Susan Kahn
Rocco Landesman
Angela Lansbury Shaw/The Corymore Foundation
Lazarus & Harris LLP
The Lucille Lortel Foundation
Taylor Mac
Jill Hunter Matichak
John L. McHugh Foundation
Francis Neuwirth
New York Marriott Marquis Hotel
Open Society Foundations
Naomi & Stuart Paley
F. Richard Pappas
Joan & Robert Rechnitz
Jonathan Reynolds
Rodgers and Hammerstein: An Imagem Company
Rob Rodriguez
Jane Safer
SDC/Laura Penn
Signature Bank/Barbara Von Borstel
Holland Taylor
Julie Taymor and Elliot Goldenthal
Theatre Development Fund
David & Deborah Trainer
Ronald Wallace & Judy Rasmuson
Barry & Fran Weissler
Mac Wellman
West 44th Street Better Block Association
Barbara Whitman
Francis H. Williams


101 Productions LTD
Judith Ann Abrams
Catherine Adler
Lynn Ahrens
Bob & Petra Allen
Jill Allgauer
Jorg Allgauer
James H. Anderson & Jeanne L. Camin
Lynn Bailey & Zach Grenier
Tanya Barfield
Robert J.K. Barnett
Suzanne Pred Bass
Jessica Bauman
Bay Street Theatre
Neena Beber
Jane Bergere
Paula Marie Black
Beth Blickers/APA Agency
Elliot & Victoria Brown
Elissa Burke & Alec Stais
Javier Bustillos
Luis Castro & Jenny Gibbs
Darrah Cloud & Dave Owens
Charlotte Colavin
Jim Coddington, Jan Liss, & Judy Liss
James E. Cone
Lois & Joel Coleman
Mary Cossette
Eisa Davis
Paula Kaminsky Davis
Jamie deRoy
Dramatic Publishing Company
Erik Ehn
Dasha Epstein
Harry S. Evert
Susan Feinberg
Cherry Lane Theater
Karen Fisher
Pam Fisher
Jacki Florin
Thomas M. Fontana
Madeleine George
Goldman, Sachs, & Co.
Kelly Gonda
Joan Stacke Graham
Rinne Groff & David Becker
Catherine Gropper
Joan & David Grubin
Leah Hamos
Jane Harmon
Laura Harrington & David Rosen
Julie Hebert
James Heilman
Alan Hergott
Elizabeth & Steven Hobbs
Dr. Robert F. Horowitz
Quiara Alegria Hudes
Isaac Hurwitz
ICM Partners/Patrick Herold
Bill Irwin
Wolf & Rita Jakubowski
Ellen & Lawrence Joseph
John Kander
Barry Jay Kaplan
Ilana Kats
Joyce Ketay
Christina Kenan Kirk
Heni Koenigsberg
Robert & Fran Kraus
Carol Lamberg
Scott R. Lazarus
Richard LeComte & Jennifer Greer
Jerome & Arlene Levine
Karen Hartman
Emily Mann
Donald Margulies & Lynn Street
Mark Family Foundation
Marlane Meyer
DJ McManus Foundation
Marlane Meyer
Music Theatre International
Lynn Nottage
James Perakis
John Pielmeier & Irene OGarden
Vignesh Rajendran and Julia Butler
Joyce Randolph
Ron Riley & Cheri Magid
Meredith Robbins
David Rockwell
David Rosenzweig
Joel Ruark & Cheryl Pinnow
Jay O. Sanders & Maryann Plunkett
Jocelyn Sawyer
Allan Scott
Jerry & Beverly Siegel
Robert Sublett and Jennifer Morris
Super Enterprises
Theatre Communications Group
Edward Kovelsky
J. Michael Thomas
Tim Torres
Jean Troubh
Tulchin Family Foundation
United Talent Agency
Ann & Thomas Unterberg
John & Kathy von Hartz
Paula Wagner
Daniel and Amilee Watkins
Claudia Weill
Nancy Bendiner & Jim Weiss
Peregrine Whittlesey
Charlotte Wilcox Company L.L.C.

Up to $249

David Adjmi
AmazonSmile Foundation
Tala Ashe
Jordan Baker
John & Tiffany Baran
Louise Beach
Elliot & Lily Benor
Zeke & Sara Berlin
David Berlin
Susan Bernfield
Lee Blessing & Melanie Marnich
Janet Borrus
Rebecca & Jesse Breheney
Deborah Brevoort
Christie Brown & Gary Sloan
Jim & Rhea Brown
Nora Bushman
Rosalie Calabrese
Richard L. Callian
David Capsuto
Lewis John Carlino
Eugenie A. Chan
Helen & Murray Charash
Amy Chen
Ronald & Lynn Cohen
Michael Cullen
Lisa J. D'Amour
Blythe Danner
Jeffrey Davis
Jennifer Demba
Lisa Dove
Richard Dresser
Harvey Fierstein
Catherine Filloux & John Daggett
Susan L. Fleischer
Stephanie Fleischmann
Naomi Freistadt
Debbie & Michael Gaito
Karl Gajdusek
Mary Gallagher
Eduardo Garcia
Taylor Geu
Lauren K. Gibbs
Melissa James Gibson
Nelsa Gidney & Jordan Ringel
Ilsa Gilbert
Michelle Girardi
Jeffrey Glatzer
June & Ted Goldberg
Arlene Goldman
Emma Goldman-Sherman
David Grimm
Bernard & Shirley Handel
Alan Handell
Sheldon & Margery Harnick
R. Bruce Harper
Hannah Hessel
Sander Hicks
George Holets
Michael Hollinger & Megan Bellwoar
Gillian Holmes
Olivia Hull
Sooyoung Hwang
Judith Ivey & Tim Braine
Mark Jacoby
Jana Jevnikar
Jeffrey Jones
Amanda Kate Joshi
Nehal Joshi
Lee Kalcheim
Erin Kamler
Phyllis Kasparian
Scott Kennedy
Wendy Kesselman
Marla & Roy Klein
Erica Klein
Michele LaRue Kliewer
Louis Korman
Jon Krupp
Rose Lansbury
Maya Lawson
Naomi Lazarus
Harding & Gloria Lemay
Norman Levy
Margaret Lewis
Kenneth Litwack
Jill Lord
Carol & Peter Mack
Janet & Dennis Magid
Dorothy Marcic
Nancy Marcus
Mark Margolis
Leigh Marshall
Kristin Marting
Tony Marzani
Donna Meaney
Paul Meshejian
Jeanette & Paul Minetti
Debra Monk
David Moore
Emily Morse
Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
Ronald Nakahara
LeeAnne Hutchison & Grant Neale
Christianna Nelson
Ann Nicholas
James Nicholson
Victoria Nolan
Ben Pesner
Heidi & Wayne Pollack
Judy Lynn Prince & Bob Haiman
Abigail Ramsay
Jacquelyn Reingold
Laila Robins
J.T. Rogers
Francesca Russo Architects
Carlos Sanchez
Julie Semel
John Patrick Shanley
Mike Shapiro & Peggy Stafford
Carole Shelley
Ray Sipherd
Gay Smith
Gloria Smith
Lois Smith
Niegel Smith
Heidi Smithson
Steven Somkin & Naomi Spatz
Michael Sommers
Deborah Stein & Andy Horwitz
Jon & Sydney Stern
Maria Striar
Susan Tackel & Eli Silverman
Cori Thomas
Pauline Thome
Jaynie Saunders Tiller and Chad Tiller
True Love Productions
Anne T. Vaughan
John Walch
Sturgis Warner
Anne Washburn
Ellen Weisburd & Ed Wilson
Tara Welty
Donald & Martha Wollner
Ben Yalom
Susan Yankowitz
Mark Lutwak & Y York
Stefanie Zadravec

In-Kind Support

Charlotte & David Ackert
Susan Heller Anderson
Janet Cohn Slosberg & Mike Slosberg
Creative Artists Agency/Jason M. Cooper
DeWitt Stern Group/Jolyon F. Stern
Dramatists Play Service
Google, Inc.
Joanne Jacobson
Janover LLC/David Rosenzweig
Isobel Konecky
Susan & David Kraus
Marks Paneth LLP/Mark D'Ambrosi, Robert Kuchner
Microsoft, Inc.
New Dramatists Resident Playwrights
Playscripts, Inc.
Proskauer Rose/Peter Sherwin
Samuel French, Inc.
Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham/Nancy A. Rose
West 44th Street Block Association