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November 22, 2013

2013 PlayTime Developmental Studio Playwrights Announced

Clockwise from top left: Barbara Hammond, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Susan Mosakowski, John Walch and Jenny Schwartz

New Dramatists, an artistic home and creative laboratory for talented, professional playwrights, is holding its eleventh annual PlayTime Developmental Studio December 2 through 14. This year’s playwrights are Barbara Hammond, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Susan Mosakowski, Jenny Schwartz and John Walch.  Read More

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

THE TOTALITARIANS
by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
Directed by Kenneth Prestininzi

It's the "most important election of your lifetime" in Nebraska and one couple is caught in the middle. Is candidate Penelope Easter the best thing to happen to the state or is she part of a conspiracy to transform it into a Totalitarian regime? Depends what you choose to believe.

"The Mikado P.A."Taylor Mac

Taylor Mac will work in closed session on his new play The Mikado P.A..

The working portion of this Creativity Fund is closed.

Creativity Fund offers playwrights the opportunity to workshop new plays or musicals for up to five days.

Learn more about Creativity Fund.

This Creativity Fund project was made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Clockwise from Top Left: Eugenie Chan, Carlos Murillo, Julie Marie Myatt, Betty Shamieh & Carson Kreitzer

New Dramatists presents the 11th annual PlayTime, a 2-week developmental lab for five plays-in-progress designed to give playwrights the time and space needed to explore, workshop, rethink, and revise ambitious new work in a collaborative company of directors, actors, other writers and New Dramatists staff. PlayTime offers our writers one of the most extended, intensive developmental processes available within our year-round artistic programming.

November 21, 2012

2012 PlayTime Developmental Studio Playwrights Announced

Clockwise from Top Left: Eugenie Chan, Carlos Murillo, Julie Marie Myatt, Betty Shamieh & Carson Kreitzer

New Dramatists, an artistic home and creative laboratory for talented, professional playwrights, is holding its eleventh annual PlayTime Developmental Studio December 2 through 14. This year’s playwrights are: Eugenie Chan, Carlos Murillo, Julie Marie Myatt, Carson Kreitzer, and Betty Shamieh  Read More

"Lempicka"Carson Kreitzer

Lempicka
book and lyrics by Carson Kreitzer
music by Matt Gould
directed by Mark Wing-Davey

A new musical inspired by the tempestuous life of Art Deco artist Tamara de Lempicka.

This project is commissioned by the Yale Repertory Theatre through New Dramatists' Full Stage USA program.

Tanya Barfield

Before Midnight (working title)
book and lyrics by Tanya Barfield
music and lyrics by Clark Suprynowicz
directed by Patricia McGregor

It's 1967. Race riots ignite in America's cities. A charismatic band of revolutionaries throws gas on the fire, hoping a better America will rise from the ashes. A young black man arrives in town to join the movement. An FBI agent is given an assignment he can’t stomach. A swaggering outlaw is surveilled. And every Saturday, a roomful of kids need their pancake breakfast.

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Resident playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb will work on his new play The Totalitarians with director Ken Prestininzi.

This project is commissioned by the National New Play Network through New Dramatists' Full Stage USA program.

Full Stage USA pairs New Dramatists residents with producing organizations nationwide.

Learn more about Full Stage USA.

Sarah Hammond

String
Book by Sarah Hammond
Lyrics & Music by Adam Gwon
directed by Kent Nicholson

Winner of the Frederick Loewe Award in Musical Theatre

A prickly and romantic new musical about the three Fates from Greek mythology, also selected for the O'Neill Music Theater Festival with four performances in Connecticut at the end of June.

String will be presented in an open public reading on Friday, June 8 at 2pm. Please call 212-757-6960 for reservations.

Sarah Hammond

String
Book by Sarah Hammond
Lyrics & Music by Adam Gwon
directed by Kent Nicholson

Winner of the Frederick Loewe Award in Musical Theatre

A prickly and romantic new musical about the three Fates from Greek mythology, also selected for the O'Neill Music Theater Festival with four performances in Connecticut at the end of June.

String will be presented in an open public reading on Friday, June 8 at 2pm. Please call 212-757-6960 for reservations.

Tanya Barfield

Resident playwright Tanya Barfield will work with director Leigh Silverman on an untitled new play.

Creativity Fund offers playwrights the opportunity to workshop new plays or musicals for up to five days.

Learn more about Creativity Fund.

This Creativity Fund project was made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Carson Kreitzer

Resident playwright Carson Kreitzer will work with composer Matt Gould on their new musical Lempicka.

This project is commissioned by the Yale Repertory Theatre through New Dramatists' Full Stage USA program.

Full Stage USA pairs New Dramatists residents with producing organizations nationwide.

Learn more about Full Stage USA.

Chiori Miyagawa

This Lingering Life takes place in someplace like the U.S., where we meet a woman with tragic hair, feudal warriors, a mother whose son was kidnapped, a blind beggar, dead lovers, a pathetic old man in love with a teenager, a boy whose father is an arrow, and other sentient beings. It all happens in the present time, except when it happens in an ancient era.

Chiori will work with director David Herskovits May 14 - 18, with an open reading on May 18 at 3pm. Please call New Dramatists for reservations at 212-757-6960.

April 28, 2012

Soho Rep Works-in-Progress Series to Feature Sylvan Oswald

Soho Rep has announced the plays that will be featured in its upcoming work-in-progress presentations in April and May.  Read More

Carson Kreitzer

Carson Kreitzer will work in closed session with composer Erin Kamler and director Wendy McClellan Anderson on the new musical Runway 69.

Creativity Fund offers playwrights the opportunity to workshop new plays or musicals for up to five days.

Learn more about Creativity Fund.

This Creativity Fund project was made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
John Walch

The French call it “élan vital”, the Romans called it “vital spark,” smoothie makers in Berkley call it “raw energy”, hipsters in Williamsburg call it “Red Bull”, Chinese philosophers call it “Qi.” Whatever you call it, plays, especially early drafts, are hopefully filled with vitality or Qi. In rewriting, the goal is to build on those furious first sparks, to maximize the flow of Qi throughout your play, without snuffing out the impulses behind the initial creation. But how?

November 26, 2011

Cast Announced for Workshop of New Kristoffer Diaz Play in NYC

F**king Vigwan (Or Swag), a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Kristoffer Diaz, will receive a five-performance public workshop at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre beginning Nov. 29.  Read More

New Dramatists presents the 10th annual PlayTime, a 2-week developmental lab for five plays-in-progress designed to give playwrights the time and space needed to explore, workshop, rethink, and revise ambitious new work in a collaborative company of directors, actors, other writers and New Dramatists staff. PlayTime offers our writers one of the most extended, intensive developmental processes available within our year-round artistic programming. This year’s writers are Tanya Barfield, Marcus Gardley, Rob Handel, Dan LeFranc, and Chiori Miyagawa.

October 21, 2011

Full Stage USA Project Lempicka Gets a Cast for Work at ND

Recording artist and Broadway actress Shoshana Bean will play the title role in an invited reading of Lempicka, a musical by Carson Kreitzer and Matt Gould, commissioned by Yale Rep through the Full Stage USA program at New Dramatists, about the tumultuous life of art deco artist Tamara de Lempicka.  Read More

Lucy Thurber

Lucy Thurber will work in closed session with a company of collaborators on a new play.

This Creativity Fund project was made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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