Stefanie Zadravec

Resident Playwright

2011 -- 2018

Stefanie Zadravec is a resident playwright at New Dramatists and recipient of a 2015 Helen Merrill Award.

Her plays have been produced and/or developed at The Kennedy Center, New Dramatists, Play Penn, The Lark, The Playwrights Realm, Theater J, Two River Theater Company, The Working Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, San Francisco Playhouse, The Barrow Group, EpicTheatre Ensemble, Quantum Theater, Theater 167, and among others.

Honors include: Francesca Primus Prize (The Electric Baby), The Helen Hayes Award (Honey Brown Eyes) an Edgerton Foundation grant, NYFA Fellowship, a NYSCA Artists Grant, Lark Playwrights Fellowship, Playwrights Realm Fellowship, Dramatists Guild Fellowship, Sewanee Writers Conference Fellowship, A Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, Women in Arts & Media Award, and a Ford Foundation Human Rights Commission. Stefanie is an alumnus of The Women's Project Lab, The Lark Playwright's Workshop, and a current writer-in-residence at The Women's Project.

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 Einhorn School of Performing Arts.

Colony Collapse (Full Stage USA), was named a 2015 Kilroy's List play, and will have its world premiere at the The Theatre @ Boston Court in February 2016, directed by Jessica Kubzanzky.

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

stefzad@gmail.com

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