Who are the Playwrights?

 
Each resident playwright at New Dramatists becomes the artistic director of his or her own seven-year long new play laboratory. Our writers program over 125 events in the building, collaborate with more than 500 artists, and attract a public audience of 4,000 visitors every year.
Apply

Who Can Apply?
• Playwrights living in New York City and the surrounding tri-state area;
• Playwrights outside the tri-state area who are able to demonstrate the ability to spend time in New York City, the desire to utilize New Dramatists’ services, and the readiness to participate in a dynamic artistic community

What Do I Send?
• 2 Full-length plays; or
• Books to musicals

Click here to learn more.

  • David Adjmi

    Resident Playwright

    2008-present

    David Adjmi was called "virtuosic" by the New York Times and he was listed as one of the Top Ten in Culture for 2011 by...

  • Joshua Allen

    Resident Playwright

    2011-present

    Joshua Allen, a native of Chicago, is the recipient of a New Voices/New York Fellowship from the Lark Play Development...

  • Christina Anderson

    Resident Playwright

    2012-present

    Christina Anderson’s plays include Good Goods, Man in Love, Inked Baby, Blacktop Sky, Hollow Roots, and Drip...

  • Annie Baker

    Resident Playwright

    2010-present

    Annie Baker grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts.

  • Daniel Beaty

    Resident Playwright

    2010-present

    Daniel Beaty is an award-winning actor, singer, writer, and composer. Recently, his play, Through the Night, had...

  • Andy Bragen

    Resident Playwright

    2012-present

    Andy Bragen, a lifelong resident of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, was a 2009-2010 Workspace Resident with the Lower...

  • Sharon Bridgforth

    Resident Playwright

    2009-present

    Sharon Bridgforth, a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2009, is recipient of The Theater Offensive 2012 Out On...

  • Eugenie Chan

    Resident Playwright

    2007-present

    Eugenie is a 5th generation San Franciscan whose forefathers sold slippers in Chinatown, dry goods in the desert, and...

  • Carla Ching

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

    An LA native, Carla Ching stumbled upon NYC pan-Asian performance collective Peeling at the Asian American Writers...

  • Mia Chung

    Resident Playwright

    2011-present

    Mia Chung is the author of You for Me for You, Exquisite Corpse, Page Not Found, an adaptation...

  • Clarence Coo

    Resident Playwright

    2012-present

    Clarence Coo received the 2012 Yale Drama Series Prize for Emerging Playwrights, which was judged by John Guare, for ...

  • Erin Courtney

    Resident Playwright

    2012-present

    Erin Courtney's play A Map of Virtue, produced by 13P and directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, was awarded an Obie and...

  • Kristoffer Diaz

    Resident Playwright

    2011-present

    Kristoffer Diaz is a playwright and educator living and working in Brooklyn. Full-length titles include The Elaborate...

  • Kate Fodor

    Resident Playwright

    2008-present

    Kate Fodor is a 2013 Guggenheim fellow in playwriting. Her comedy Rx was recently produced Off-Broadway by...

  • Madeleine George

    Resident Playwright

    2010-present

    Madeleine George has been a member of New Dramatists since 2010. Her plays, including The (curious case of the)...

  • Michael Golamco

    Resident Playwright

    2009-present

    Michael Golamco is an LA-based playwright and TV/Film writer. His play Year Zero received acclaimed runs at...

  • Jennifer Haley

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

    Jennifer Haley won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for The Nether, which premiered at Center Theatre Group’...

  • Sarah Hammond

    Resident Playwright

    2007-present

    A resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2007, Sarah's plays are Green Girl, The Extinction of Felix...

  • Barbara Hammond

    Resident Playwright

    2011-present

    Barbara Hammond (New Dramatists' Class of 2018) received a 2012 Helen Merrill Playwright Award, is a 2010 Edward Albee...

  • Rob Handel

    Resident Playwright

    2008-present

    Rob Handel heads the dramatic writing program at Carnegie Mellon University. He was a founding member of the playwrights...

  • Lucas Hnath

    Resident Playwright

    2011-present

    Lucas Hnath’s plays include The Christians (2014 Humana Festival), Red Speedo (Studio Theatre, DC),...

  • Samuel D. Hunter

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

    Samuel D. Hunter’s plays include, The Whale (2013 Drama Desk Award, 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding...

  • Chisa Hutchinson

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

    Chisa Hutchinson earned a B.A. from Vassar College and an M.F.A from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Her plays, which...

  • Sibyl Kempson

    Resident Playwright

    2010-present

    Sibyl Kempson lives and makes theater plays in NYC and the Pocono Mountains. Her plays have been presented at Dixon Place...

  • Kristen Kosmas

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

    Kristen Kosmas is an American playwright and performer. She has had new works commissioned by The Chocolate Factory (NYC...

  • Dan LeFranc

    Resident Playwright

    2008-present

    Dan LeFranc received the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award for Sixty Miles to Silver Lake...

  • Taylor Mac

    Resident Playwright

    2007-present

    Taylor Mac is a theater artist (who uses the gender pronoun, judy) which means judy’s a playwright, actor, singer-...

  • Mona Mansour

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

    Mona Mansour’s play The Way West will get its world premiere in spring of 2014 at Steppenwolf, directed by Amy...

  • Deb Margolin

    Resident Playwright

    2008-present

    Deb Margolin, a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2008, is a playwright, actor and founding member of Split...

  • Laura Marks

    Resident Playwright

    2012-present

    Laura Marks is the author of Bethany, produced Off-Broadway at City Center Stage II by the Women’s Project (...

  • Richard Maxwell

    Resident Playwright

    2009-present

    Richard Maxwell is a playwright and director living in New York and the artistic director of New York City Players (...

  • Tarell Alvin McCraney

    Resident Playwright

    2008-present

    Tarell Alvin McCraney is best known for his acclaimed trilogy, The Brother/Sister Plays: The Brothers Size, In the...

  • James McManus

    Resident Playwright

    2010-present

    James McManus, a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2010, grew up in a decaying steel mill town near Pittsburgh...

  • Susan Mosakowski

    Resident Playwright

    2008-present

    Susan Mosakowski is a playwright, director, and Co-Artistic Director of Creation Production Company, an interdisciplinary...

  • Carlos Murillo

    Resident Playwright

    2007-present

    Carlos Murillo has been a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2007. His plays have been produced at Theater der...

  • Julie Marie Myatt

    Resident Playwright

    2007-present

    Julie Marie Myatt’s play, The Happy Ones, premiered at South Coast Rep, and won the LA Drama Critic Circle’s Ted...

  • Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

    Resident Playwright

    2010-present

    Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, 6’6”, is a San Francisco-based playwright whose works include boom (TCG's most produced...

  • Qui Nguyen

    Resident Playwright

    2009-present

    Originally from Arkansas, Qui Nguyen is a writer, fight choreographer, and all around pop-culture nerd. When he’s not...

  • Sylvan Oswald

    Resident Playwright

    2009-present

    Sylvan Oswald is a transgender theater artist who creates plays, texts, and publications. His plays are often set in...

  • Kenneth Prestininzi

    Resident Playwright

    2012-present

    Playwright Kenneth Prestininzi is Artistic Director of the Brown/Trinity Playwrights Repertory Theatre (playwrightsrep....

  • J. T. Rogers

    Resident Playwright

    2007-present

    J.T. Rogers’s plays include BLOOD AND GIFTS (National Theatre, London; Lincoln Center Theater, Drama Desk Award Nominee...

  • Mark Schultz

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

    Mark Schultz’s plays include, The Gingerbread House (the stageFARM); Deathbed (Apparition Productions...

  • Jenny Schwartz

    Resident Playwright

    2008-present

    Jenny Schwartz’s plays include God’s Ear, Somewhere Fun, and Cause For Alarm. Somewhere Fun...

  • Betty Shamieh

    Resident Playwright

    2010-present

    Betty Shamieh was selected as the winner of The Playwrights' Center’s 2012-2013 McKnight National Residency and...

  • Deborah Stein

    Resident Playwright

    2007-present

    Deborah Stein’s work has been produced and developed nationally at Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, the Theatre @ Boston...

  • Andrea Thome

    Resident Playwright

    2009-present

    Andrea Thome's plays, theatrical translations and multimedia satires have been presented both nationally and abroad. Her...

  • Francine Volpe

    Resident Playwright

    2010-present

    Francine Volpe is a New York City-based playwright, screenwriter and dramaturge. Her play, The Good Mother opened in 2012...

  • John Walch

    Resident Playwright

    2007-present

    John Walch's plays include In The Book Of, Tea-Totaled, The Dinosaur Within, Circumference...

  • David Wiener

    Resident Playwright

    2011-present

    David Wiener’s most recent play, Extraordinary Chambers, is the recipient of the 2010 ACT New Play Award, the...

  • Stefanie Zadravec

    Resident Playwright

    2011-present

    Stefanie Zadravec is a resident playwright at New Dramatists and the 2014 writer-in-residence at The Women's Project...

  • Jiehae Park

    Princess Grace Award Fellowship

    2013-present

    Jiehae Park is a writer and actor in NYC. Her second full-length, HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO, won the 2013 Leah Ryan...