Stefanie Zadravec

Resident Playwright

2011 -- 2018

Stefanie Zadravec is a resident playwright at New Dramatists and the 2014 writer-in-residence at The Women's Project Theater in New York. Her Play, THE ELECTRIC BABY received the 2013 Francesca Primus Prize and a 2013 fellowship in Playwriting from the New York Foundation for the Arts. HONEY BROWN EYES (Theater J; Working Theater) set during the Bosnian war, received the 2009 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play and was published in American Theatre magazine.

Current projects include several new play commissions: THE NOCTURNAL CRY OF A GREAT POTOO (The Women’s Project); COLONY COLLAPSE (OSF and the Mellon Foundation); and THE BOAT (The Working Theater, NYSCA grant).

Her work has been produced and/or developed at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Play Penn, Theater J, The Lark Play Development Center, Two River Theater Company, New Dramatists, The Kennedy Center, The Working Theater, San Francisco Playhouse, The Barrow Group, Epic Theatre Ensemble, and Playwrights Realm, among others.

Honors include fellowships with The Lark Play Development Center, Playwrights Realm, Dramatists Guild, and Sewanee Writers Conference. She’s the recipient of Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, Women in Arts and Media Award, and a Human Rights commission from Epic Theater Ensemble (Ford Foundation). Stefanie is an alumnus of Women’s Project Lab and The Lark's Playwrights Workshop.

Her plays are published by Dramatists Play Service and featured in Best Women’s Stage Monologues (Smith & Kraus) Stefanie teaches playwriting at PlayPenn and Primary Stages’ ESPA school.

ND Activity
  • Board of Directors

    Board of Directors

    Each fiscal year four current resident playwrights are appointed to the Board of Directors by the Writers' Executive Committee. The playwright board members enjoy full voting and decision-making powers minus the financial requirements of non-playwright directors. They provide a valuable and artist-centered perspective on the governance of New Dramatists.

  • Full Stage USA

    Full Stage USA

    Full Stage USA is forging new partnerships with five producing theatres or networks of producing theatres across the country. Each partnership is designed to commission a writer to create a new script; provide one to two years of writer-driven support and Lab work at New Dramatists; culminate in a full production staged with the partner theatre; and support future productions and the play's continued life. The partners are Cornerstone Theater Company, the National New Play Network, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Yale Rep, and a network of alternative theatres in Austin. Each project is funded through a lead grant from the Andew W. Mellon Foundation.

  • 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.

  • 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

July 19, 2013

Stefanie Zadravec receives 2013 Francesca Primus Prize

The American Theatre Critics Association has named Stefanie Zadravec winner of the $10,000 Francesca Primus Prize for her play The Electric Baby.

November 2, 2012

Stefanie Zadravec receives Sustainable Arts Foundation Award

Stefanie Zadravec was one of five artists to earn a Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Award. The Sustainable Arts Foundation awards cash grants to visual artists and writers with families.

Contact Info

Kate Navin
The Gersh Agency
41 Madison Avenue, 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10010
212-634-8169
knavin@gershny.com
stefanie@szadravec.com

Stefanie Zadravec's Calendar

S M T W T F S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

Upcoming

Plays

Drama

Short Play
Full-Length

Comedy

Short Play
Full-Length