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Lucas Hnath

Expert Judgement on Markers to Deter Inadvertent Human Intrusion into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

written and directed by Lucas Hnath

Expert Judgement…is an adaptation of a government report of the same name. The working session will explore a draft-in-progress with the intention of further developing the story and the play's particular theatrical grammar.

Sibyl Kempson

Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag
written and directed by Sibyl Kempson
composed by Ashley Turba
musical direction by Gavin Price
dramaturgy by Jody McAuliffe

Sibyl Kempson

Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag
written and directed by Sibyl Kempson
composed by Ashley Turba
musical direction by Gavin Price
dramaturgy by Jody McAuliffe

Image created by Daniel Alexander Jones
Sharon Bridgforth

Dat Black Mermaid Man Lady
written by Sharon Bridgforth
performer/collaborator Virginia Grise
dramaturg Kyla Searle
featuring Daniel Alexander Jones and Kelly Erin Sloan

Image created by Daniel Alexander Jones
Sharon Bridgforth

Dat Black Mermaid Man Lady
written by Sharon Bridgforth
performer/collaborator Virginia Grise
dramaturg Kyla Searle
featuring Daniel Alexander Jones and Kelly Erin Sloan

Mia Chung

This Exquisite Corpse
by Mia Chung
directed by Eric Ting

Solbi finds herself multiplied, dislocated, translated, and in a wrestling match with her tongue -- and she needs to find a way to talk about it.

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.

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Fall Springs
book and lyrics by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
music and lyrics by Niko Tsakalakos
directed by Stephen Brackett
musical direction by Salomon Lerner

Clarence Coo

People Sitting in Darkness
by Clarence Coo
directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh

In this comic adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream set in the early 20th-century Philippines, a small town prepares to stage a performance for their American occupiers. Their play, based on an American novel about a young boy and an escaped slave rafting down the Mississippi, will either earn the townspeople their freedom --or more trouble from the US military.

Clarence Coo

People Sitting in Darkness
by Clarence Coo
directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh

In this comic adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream set in the early 20th-century Philippines, a small town prepares to stage a performance for their American occupiers. Their play, based on an American novel about a young boy and an escaped slave rafting down the Mississippi, will either earn the townspeople their freedom --or more trouble from the US military.

Mia Chung

Skin in the Game
by Mia Chung
directed by Katie Brook

Three of the best and the brightest prepare to take their places in life after MIT.

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.

Learn more about Creativity Fund.

Sylvan Oswald

White Noise Machine
by Sylvan Oswald
directed by Anna Brenner

Sylvan Oswald will be trying out a devised process for generating a new play, White Noise Machine, in collaboration with director Anna Brenner. The project is inspired by abstract painter Agnes Martin. It explores sleep, aging, artistic grief, death, and getting out of ruts by making big scary changes. Composer Max Vernon will also participate.

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

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