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April 14, 2014

New Dramatists Awarded $350,000 from the Rosin Fund of the Scherman Foundation for NEW PLAYS/MORE WAYS

New Dramatists, the nation’s longest-running community of playwrights, was awarded a three-year, $350,000 grant from the Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund to support NEW PLAYS/MORE WAYS, a comprehensive initiative that deepens the organization’s support of a resident company of 50 outstanding playwrights. NEW PLAYS/MORE WAYS extends and enhances the writers’ programming of week-long creative development sessions through the Creativity Fund, a highly-successful initiative that places writers at the center of the new work development process. The Rosin-Fund sponsored project also underwrites New Dramatists’ launch of a Virtual Home, enabling writer access to New Dramatists-sponsored technology tools, from anywhere, at any time.   Read More

Erin Courtney

I Will Be Gone
by Erin Courtney
directed by Oliver Butler

Erin Courtney will spend the week working on a new play in collaboration with actors and a director.

The working portion of this Creativity Fund project is closed.

The Creativity Fund offers playwrights extended time to explore and develop new plays and musicals up to five days.

Julie Marie Myatt

The Revolution of Dreams
by Julie Marie Myatt
directed/facilitated by Adam Greenfield

Julie Marie Myatt will spend a week working on a brand new project: short inter-related one acts. She will explore a new process of creating plays working in collaboration with a company of actors and director.

The working portion of this Creativity Fund project is closed.

Carlos Murillo

Your Name Will Follow You Home
by Carlos Murillo
directed by Kip Fagan

Danny Santiago’s novel-Famous All Over Town, was a gritty, authentic depiction of Chicano life in East LA told through the eyes of a troubled teenager. But who is the real Danny Santiago? And is the work authentic? Charlie Chaplin. Communists in Hollywood. HUAC. The Blacklist. 50s B-Monster Movies. Architectural Fantasias. Fake Latinos. Jesse James.

Carlos Murillo

The Javier Plays by Carlos Murillo is an inventive and epic trilogy concerning a fictional playwright named Javier C. and delving into themes of authenticity, truth, and self-made mythology. This work has been developed at Steppenwolf’s First Look, Atlantic Studio’s MixFest, Playtime at New Dramatists, Sundance Theater Lab, Page 73, and Watermill Center, among others.

Annie Baker

The Last Of The Little Hours
by Annie Baker

Annie Baker will be working on a brand new play in the company of collaborators.

The working portion of this Creativity Fund project is closed.

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

Learn more about Creativity Fund.

Jennifer Haley

Sustainable Living
by Jennifer Haley
directed by Daniella Topol

Emily and Darren have the perfect creative life. He’s a celebrated architect, designer of their breathtaking green home above Los Angeles, and she’s launched an eco-charity to save a village on the other side of the world. But one evening with a reality producer, her husband, and Darren’s erstwhile best friend, the couple must take a hard look at the course of their future.

Jennifer Haley

Sustainable Living
by Jennifer Haley
directed by Daniella Topol

Emily and Darren have the perfect creative life. He’s a celebrated architect, designer of their breathtaking green home above Los Angeles, and she’s launched an eco-charity to save a village on the other side of the world. But one evening with a reality producer, her husband, and Darren’s erstwhile best friend, the couple must take a hard look at the course of their future.

Andy Bragen

The Two Tanyas
by Andy Bragen
directed by Erik Pearson

Tanya is trying to cat-sit, but the cat is nowhere to be found. She has ordered pizza, but the pizza boy won’t arrive. She has all kinds of plans—but how do you pursue them when your life has become another person’s subplot? Written for one actress and one large, mysterious trunk, The Two Tanyas is a fractured journey through the mind and memory of a woman stung by betrayal.

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

Andy Bragen

The Two Tanyas
by Andy Bragen
directed by Erik Pearson

Tanya is trying to cat-sit, but the cat is nowhere to be found. She has ordered pizza, but the pizza boy won’t arrive. She has all kinds of plans—but how do you pursue them when your life has become another person’s subplot? Written for one actress and one large, mysterious trunk, The Two Tanyas is a fractured journey through the mind and memory of a woman stung by betrayal.

Deb Margolin

Turquoise (a play with many acts in one)
by Deb Margolin

Deb Margolin

Turquoise (a play with many acts in one)
by Deb Margolin

Sharon Bridgforth

The Adventures of HoneyPot and Dem
by Sharon Bridgforth

Deb Margolin

A Brand New Something

The working portion of this Creativity Fund project 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 is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Susan Mosakowski

SLAM
written and directed by Susan Mosakowski

SLAM projects Nora Helmer, twenty-five years after the door, to the Maly Theatre, Moscow 1904. This two-hander features Laura Esterman and Lauren Fortgang.

The working portion of this Creativity Fund project is closed.

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

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