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.


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


Charlotte & David Ackert
The Howard Gilman Foundation
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
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation
Milos & Martina Forman
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
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
Jordan Roth
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
The Dramatists Guild Fund, Inc.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Broadway Across America & Broadway.com/John Gore
Linda Healey
Jerry Heymann
Janover LLC/David Rosenzweig
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
Anne L. Bernstein
Bret Adams Agency Ltd.
The Broadway League
Bridget Carpenter
Marc Chamlin
The Dodgers/Michael David
Marina Donahue
Fox Stage Productions
Barbara Freitag
Roy Furman
The Dan Goggin Nunsense Charitable Trust
Michael Golamco
Silvia Gonzalez S.
Dede Harris
Ted Hartley
Jerry Heymann
Susan Kahn
Rocco Landesman
Angela Lansbury Shaw/The Corymore Foundation
Lazarus & Harris LLP
The Lucille Lortel Foundation
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
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
Christine Baranski
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
Jim Coddington, Jan Liss, & Judy Liss
Lois & Joel Coleman
Jason M. Cooper & Liz Mayer
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
Goldman Sachs
Kelly Gonda
Joan Stacke Graham
Rinne Groff & David Becker
Catherine Gropper
Joan & David Grubin
Leah Hamos
Jane Harmon
Laura Harrington & David Rosen
Julie Hebert
Alan Hergott
Lawrence Hirschhorn & Melissa Posen
Quiara Alegria Hudes
Isaac Hurwitz
ICM Partners/Patrick Herold
Bill Irwin
Wolf & Rita Jakubowski
Ellen & Lawrence Joseph
John Kander
Ilana Kats
Joyce Ketay
Christina Kenan Kirk
Heni Koenigsberg
Robert & Fran Kraus
Carol Lamberg
Scott R. Lazarus
Jerome & Arlene Levine
Karen Hartman
Taylor Mac
Emily Mann
Donald Margulies & Lynn Street
Mark Family Foundation
Marks Paneth LLP/Robert Kuchner
DJ McManus Foundation
Marlane Meyer
Music Theatre International
Lynn Nottage
James Perakis
John Pielmeier & Irene OGarden
Joyce Randolph
Ron Riley & Cheri Magid
David Rockwell
David Rosenzweig
Joel Ruark & Cheryl Pinnow
Jay O. Sanders & Maryann Plunkett
Jocelyn Sawyer
Allan Scott
Jerry & Beverly Siegel
Theatre Communications Group
Edward Kovelsky
J. Michael Thomas
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
Morgan & Heather Allen
AmazonSmile Foundation
Tala Ashe
Jordan Baker
John & Tiffany Baran
Zeke & Sara Berlin
David Berlin
Susan Bernfield
Rae Binstock
Lee Blessing & Melanie Marnich
Cherice Boothe
Jami Brandli
Rebecca & Jesse Breheney
Deborah Brevoort
Christie Brown & Gary Sloan
Jim & Rhea Brown
Nora Bushman
Rosalie Calabrese
Richard L. Callian
Lewis John Carlino
Casarotto Ramsey & Associates Limited
Lenora Champagne
Eugenie A. Chan
Helen & Murray Charash
Ronald & Lynn Cohen
Jeremy & Michael Cohen-Elyanow
Charlotte Colavin
Kia L. Corthron
Migdalia Cruz
Michael Cullen
Lisa J. D'Amour
Blythe Danner
Andrea Deeds
Jennifer Demba
Lisa Dove
Richard Dresser
Larry Elkin
Susan L. Fleischer
Stephanie Fleischmann
Naomi Freistadt
Debbie & Michael Gaito
Karl Gajdusek
Mary Gallagher
Eduardo Garcia
Samantha Garcia
Madeleine George
Taylor Geu
Lauren K. Gibbs
Melissa James Gibson
Ilsa Gilbert
Michelle Girardi
June & Ted Goldberg
Emma Goldman-Sherman
David Grimm
Zabryna Guevara
Susan Gurman
Susan Haig
Bernard & Shirley Handel
Sheldon & Margery Harnick
R. Bruce Harper
James Heilman
Annie Henk
Mercedes Herrero
Hannah Hessel
Sander Hicks
Betty Hirschfeld & Jenny Wood
Elizabeth & Steven Hobbs
George Holets
Michael Hollinger & Megan Bellwoar
Gillian Holmes
Dr. Robert F. Horowitz
LeeAnne Hutchison
Marin Ireland
Judith Ivey & Tim Braine
Mark Jacoby
Arpad Jaromy
Jana Jevnikar
Amanda Kate Joshi
Nehal Joshi
Lee Kalcheim
Erin Kamler
Barry Jay Kaplan
Jon Kern
Wendy Kesselman
Brian Mertes & Melissa Kievman
Erica Klein
Michele LaRue Kliewer
Rose Lansbury
Maya Lawson
Naomi Lazarus
Richard LeComte & Jennifer Greer
Howard S. Levine
Jill Lord
Wendy MacLeod
Janet & Dennis Magid
Dorothy Marcic
Nancy Marcus & Mary Kate Mellow
Leigh Marshall
Kristin Marting
Tony Marzani
Des McAnuff
Donna Meaney
Paul Meshejian
Robin Michaelson
Jeanette & Paul Minetti
John Monterubio
David Moore
Jennifer Morris
Emily Morse
Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
Christianna Nelson
Ann Nicholas
James Nicholson
Victoria Nolan
Cristie Nutter
Dael Orlandersmith
Dorothy Papo
Ben Pesner
Judy Lynn Prince & Bob Haiman
Abigail Ramsay
Jacquelyn Reingold
Sung and Helen Rno
Meredith Robbins
J.T. Rogers
Lynn Rosen
Carlos Sanchez
Cara Scarmack
Robert Schenkkan
Julie Semel
John Patrick Shanley
Mike Shapiro & Peggy Stafford
Carole Shelley
Ted & Mary Jo Shen
Jane Shepard
Janice Simpson
Ray Sipherd
Gay Smith
Mary Alice Smith
Niegel Smith
Heidi Smithson
Steven Somkin & Naomi Spatz
Michael Sommers
Penny Spiwack
Deborah Stein & Andy Horwitz
Jon & Sydney Stern
Maria Striar
Robert Sublett
Susan Tackel & Eli Silverman
Eugene Tawiah
Ms. Cori Thomas
Pauline Thome
Daniella Topol
Victoria Traube
True Love Productions
Anne T. Vaughan
Sturgis Warner
Tara Welty
Jaan Whitehead
Kathryn Williams & Alan Davies
Donald & Martha Wollner
Joel & Doris Wyman
Ben Yalom
Susan Yankowitz
Mark Lutwak & Y York
Marilyn Zesch

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