What is New Dramatists?
To provide playwrights with time, space and resources in the company of gifted peers to create work, realize their artistic potential, and make lasting contributions to the theatre.
- Sustained Support: a seven-year commitment to the artistry and body of work of each resident playwright.
- Peer Community: the challenge and inspiration of a continuous community of playwrights — each with the same seven-year residency — about 50 at a time, more than 600 since our founding.
- Creative Authority: each writer leads his or her own years here, selecting what to work on when, choosing collaborators, setting timetables, and designing process. Work at ND is literally writer-led in order to fully empower them artistically and professionally.
- Artistic Home: a building that includes two theaters, a classroom, a manuscript library of our resident playwright and alumni work, a private writing studio, and residence rooms for out-of-town writers.