Sarah Hammond

Resident Playwright

2007 -- 2014

A resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2007, Sarah's plays are Green Girl, The Extinction of Felix Garden, Circus Tracks, Kudzu, and House on Stilts. Honors include the Lippmann Family “New Frontier” Award, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Heideman Award, commissions from South Coast Repertory and Broadway Across America, and a residency at The Royal National Theatre in London. String, her musical with Adam Gwon, won the Frederick Loewe Award at New Dramatists, a NAMT residency grant, and was chosen for the Eugene O'Neill National Music Theatre Conference. Her plays have been produced at the Summer Play Festival at The Public, Trustus Theatre, Hangar Lab, City Theatre Summer Shorts, Live Girls! Theater, Collaboraction, Tulsa New Works for Women, and several universities. Her short plays are published in Ten-Minute Plays for 2 Actors: The Best of 2004 (Smith and Kraus) and Great Short Plays: Volume 6 (Playscripts, Inc.).

ND Activity
  • Composer-Librettist Studio

    Composer-Librettist Studio

    Our annual Composer-Librettist Studio focuses simultaneously on music-theatre development and the principles of collaboration, teaming five writers with five composers and five performers to develop brand-new works of musical theatre. At the end of the Studio, each playwright has worked with each composer and 25 new music-theatre pieces have been created by the group.

  • Creativity Fund

    Creativity Fund

    The Creativity Fund blends the flexibility of a one-day play reading with the intensive focus of a two-week workshop, providing ten to fifteen playwrights per year the opportunity to program three to five day workshops on an ad hoc basis. Creativity Fund workshops are structured according to each writer's needs at any stage of development and are funded through a lead grant from the Andew W. Mellon Foundation.

  • Lippmann Family "New Frontier" Award

    Lippmann Family "New Frontier" Award

    Created as a memorial to the late John Lippmann, a much-loved and respected New Dramatists board member, the Lippmann Family "New Frontier" Award seeks to assist playwrights in opening up new frontiers of the imagination, through travel and adventure.

  • Loewe Award

    Loewe Award

    The Frederick Loewe Award is an annual award (selected by an outside committee) in music-theatre given to a New Dramatists playwright and his/her composer partner for the development of a new music-theatre work.

  • Nocturnal Commissions

    Nocturnal Commissions

    Nocturnal Commissions is a marathon evening of instant theatre, New Dramatists style. First, the opportunity to commission new plays by New Dramatists resident and alumni playwrights is auctioned to the highest bidder; second, the writer and their winning bidder meet for a lightning-fast commission; third, each writer has about 20 minutes to create a new short theatre piece, monologue, or song; fourth, the plays are rehearsed upstairs while the audience has dinner downstairs; and last, all the evening's commissioned pieces are presented by a first-rate company of actors and directors.

  • Pen & Swill

    Pen & Swill

    Pen & Swill is a catch-all phrase for events designed to stimulate discussion among the resident playwright company on artistic and professional issues. Some are private-just for resident writers-most are open to the public, and they almost always include drinks and snacks.

  • Royal National Theater Exchange

    Royal National Theater Exchange

    Currently on hiatus, the Ted Tulchin/Max Weitzenhoffer Exchange with the Royal National Theatre, London, is coordinated in partnership with London's Royal National Theatre, and involves a playwright exchange between New Dramatists and the Royal National.

  • Writers' Executive Committee

    Writers' Executive Committee

    The Writers' Executive Committee is a voluntary grouping of resident playwrights who meet throughout the year to discuss and make decisions concerning the work of New Dramatists and to help guide the organization.

Playwright Buzz

March 3, 2013

CIRCUS TRACKS in Texas

Outcry Theatre is producing Circus Tracks in the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival in Fort Worth March 9, 10, and 13.

More info about the festival at TheatreJones, which picked Circus Tracks as a hot ticket for March.

May 28, 2012

STRING in NYC and at the O'Neill

STRING, Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's musical about the three Fates set in the modern city, has two separate workshops coming up in June. First, in New York, the Loewe Award Workshop will culminate in a public performance on June 8 at 2 p.m. at New Dramatists. Then, during the last two weeks of June, Adam and Sarah will put rewrites to work at the O'Neill Music Theatre Festival, with public performances on June 23, 24, 27, and 29. Further details can be found here.

April 28, 2012

Blogging Switzerland

Follow me while I follow Mary Shelley on a New Dramatists sponsored adventure across the sea:

www.frankentrip.blogspot.com

(Thanks John & Zilla Lippman.)

February 6, 2012

FELIX at Firework Theater

Firework Theater will present a reading of The Extinction of Felix Garden on February 16 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are free, but seating is limited.
More info here.

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