Officers and Directors
Seth Gelblum, Chairman *
Isobel Robins Konecky, President *
Robert Kuchner, Vice President/Secretary *
Robin Lynn, Vice President *
David A. Rahm, Vice President *
David C. Rosenzweig, Treasurer *
Jenny Ewing Allen
Susan Heller Anderson *
Mia Chung* **
Betsy Cohn *
Gordon Dahlquist *
Joanne Jacobson *
Sarah K. Lippmann
Sylvan Oswald * **
Janet Cohn Slosberg
Jolyon Fox Stern
Abbie Van Nostrand
John W. Weidman *
George C. Wolfe
Harding Lemay, Emeritus
Samuel “Biff” Liff, Emeritus
Francis Neuwirth, Emeritus
* Member Executive Committee
** Playwright Member
The life source of New Dramatists is our ever-changing company of playwrights. Each year, through the annual admissions process, we consider anew the question, “What is a New Dramatist?” Selecting a new group of incoming playwrights is a cyclical process of self-reflection, renewal and redefinition. It is our belief that this contemplation keeps the organization and playwright community vibrant, and ensures that we continue to represent emerging new writers and trends in American theatre.
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Current playwrights and alumni have won 16 Pulitzers (including 8 of the last 12), 24 Tonys®, 73 Obies, 17 Drama Desk Awards, 4 MacArthur Fellowships, and 12 Susan Smith Blackburn Awards.
New Dramatists itself received a Ross Wetzsteon Award for excellence at the 2005 Obies and a 2001 Tony Honor for “blessing the theatre with new and exceptional works that have assured both a rich theatrical heritage and future for the American Theatre.”
New Dramatists is continuing to find ways to expand the time, space and resources we provide playwrights so that they can realize their best work, establish an artistic community of fellow playwrights and collaborators, and equip themselves to become leaders in the field.
We are delivering to our writers more time in our workspaces in order to make true exploration possible. We are finding mutually beneficial ways to share what we do with our colleague theatres, while reaping for our writers the opportunities and expertise our partners can offer. Your support will enable us to extend our new play development resources both to writers and to producing theaters, ensuring the health and vitality of new play production across the country.
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Director of Development
Director of Finance & New Media
Assistant Director of Development
Artistic Programs Administrator
Director of Operations
Director of the Playwrights' Lab
CONTACT / HOURS / DIRECTIONS
New Dramatists is located in
Hell's Kitchen, New York City.
424 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
That's between 9th and 10th Avenues in midtown Manhattan.
Our phone number is
Our fax number is
Our public hours (including library) are:
Monday - Friday,
10:00am - 6:00pm
(we close at 2pm on Fridays in July and are closed Fridays in August)
The closest subway lines are: A/C/E to 42nd Street and 8th Ave. (Port Authority Bus Terminal); or the 1/2/3/N/R/W/Q/S to Times Square at 42nd Street and Broadway.
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