Resident Playwrights

 
  • Johnna Adams

    Resident Playwright

    2017-present

    Johnna Adams is an Astoria, NY-based writer who recently received her fifth off-off production from Flux Theatre Ensemble...

  • 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...

  • Boni B. Alvarez

    Resident Playwright

    2017-present

    Boni B. Alvarez is a Los Angeles-based playwright-actor.

  • Christina Anderson

    Resident Playwright

    2012-present

    Christina Anderson’s plays include How to Catch Creation, pen/man/ship, The Ashes Under Gait City, Man in Love,...

  • Clare Barron

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

    Clare Barron is a playwright and actor from Wenatchee, Washington.

  • Andy Bragen

    Resident Playwright

    2012-present

    Andy Bragen’s honors include a Workspace Residency and a Process Space Residency with the Lower Manhattan Cultural...

  • Kirk Wood Bromley

    Resident Playwright

    2017-present

    Kirk Wood Bromley, aka “Shakespeare on mushrooms” (LA Weekly), has been creating verse plays in NYC since 1990. In that...

  • Sam Chanse

    Resident Playwright

    2016-present

    Sam Chanse’s plays and theater work include The Opportunities of Extinction, The Other Instinct, ...

  • Carla Ching

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

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

  • Mia Chung

    Resident Playwright

    2011-present

    Mia Chung's plays include You for Me for You, Catch as Catch Can, and This Exquisite Corpse....

  • Clarence Coo

    Resident Playwright

    2012-present

    Clarence Coo is a recipient of a 2017 Whiting Award and the 2012 Yale Drama Series Prize. His plays include Beautiful...

  • Kate Cortesi

    Resident Playwright

    2016-present

    Kate Cortesi is a Brooklyn-based playwright who grew up in Washington D.C. Her full-length plays include ONE MORE LESS (...

  • Kara Lee Corthron

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

    Kara Lee Corthron’s plays include Julius by Design (Fulcrum Theater), Etched in Skin on a Sunlit Night (InterAct...

  • Erin Courtney

    Resident Playwright

    2012-present

    Erin Courtney's play I Will Be Gone premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors...

  • Mashuq Mushtaq Deen

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

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  • Kristoffer Diaz

    Resident Playwright

    2011-present

    Kristoffer Diaz is a New Dramatists resident playwright, speaker, and educator. His play, The Elaborate Entrance of...

  • Jessica Dickey

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

    Jessica Dickey is most known for The Amish Project, which premiered at the New York Fringe before opening at the...

  • Olivia Dufault

    Resident Playwright

    2014-present

    Olivia Dufault’s plays include “Year of the Rooster” (New York Time's Critics' Pick), “The Tomb of King Tot” (New York...

  • Matthew Freeman

    Resident Playwright

    2014-present

    Matthew Freeman’s plays have been seen on stages throughout New York City by way of Brooklyn's The Brick, Access Theater...

  • Morgan Gould

    Resident Playwright

    2017-present

    Morgan Gould is a writer/ director who has previously held staff positions at Playscripts, Inc., Lark Play Development...

  • Jennifer Haley

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

    Jennifer Haley is a playwright whose work delves into ethics in virtual reality and the impact of technology on our human...

  • Barbara Hammond

    Resident Playwright

    2011-present

    Hammond is a New Dramatists resident playwright. The Magic Theatre in San Francisco launches the world premiere of THE...

  • Lucas Hnath

    Resident Playwright

    2011-present

    Lucas Hnath's plays include Hillary and Clinton, Red Speedo, The Christians, A Public...

  • Samuel D. Hunter

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

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

  • Chisa Hutchinson

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

  • Aditi Brennan Kapil

    Resident Playwright

    2014-present

    Aditi Brennan Kapil is a writer, actress, and director, of Bulgarian and Indian descent. She was raised in Sweden, and...

  • MJ Kaufman

    Resident Playwright

    2017-present

    MJ Kaufman is a playwright and devised theater artist working in New York and Philadelphia. Their work has been seen at...

  • Kristen Kosmas

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

    Kristen Kosmas is a writer and performer. She has had new works commissioned by On the Boards (Seattle), The Chocolate...

  • Basil Kreimendahl

    Resident Playwright

    2014-present

    Basil Kreimendahl’s play Sidewinders won the Rella Lossy Playwright’s Award and had its world premiere at The...

  • Mona Mansour

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

    Mona’s play WE SWIM, WE TALK, WE GO TO WAR will premiere at SF’s Golden Thread in fall 2018, directed by Evren Odcikin....

  • Laura Marks

    Resident Playwright

    2012-present

    Laura Marks became the first recipient of the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Award for an Emerging Playwright in...

  • Aya Ogawa

    Resident Playwright

    2017-present

    Aya Ogawa is a Tokyo-born, Brooklyn-based playwright, director, and translator for the theater. She challenges...

  • Matthew Paul Olmos

    Resident Playwright

    2014-present

    Matthew Paul Olmos is a three-time Sundance Institute Fellowship/Residency recipient, Princess Grace Awardee in...

  • Jiehae Park

    Resident Playwright

    2017-present

    Jiehae Park's plays include peerless (Yale Rep premiere, Cherry Lane MP, Marin Theatre Co, Barrington Stage,...

  • christopher oscar peña

    Resident Playwright

    2014-present

    christopher oscar peña is a writer originally from California, now residing in Harlem and LA.

    His work has been...

  • Kenneth Prestininzi

    Resident Playwright

    2012-present

    Kenneth Prestininzi’s play IMPURE THOUGHTS (WITHOUT APOLOGY), inspired by the life story of Sor Juana, was read in June...

  • Lynn Rosen

    Resident Playwright

    2014-present

    Lynn writes serious-minded comedies that reveal her affection for the yearners of the world and her interest in how...

  • Mark Schultz

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

    Mark Schultz is a playwright and Episcopal seminarian. Plays include: The Blackest Shore (Catastrophic Theatre...

  • Jen Silverman

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

    Jen Silverman is a New York-based playwright and writer.

  • Aurin Squire

    Resident Playwright

    2016-present

    Aurin Squire is a playwright, reporter, and multimedia artist. He is a two-time recipient of the Lecomte du Nouy Prize...

  • Andrea Stolowitz

    Resident Playwright

    2017-present

    Andrea Stolowitz is the Lacroute Playwright-in-Residence and a resident artist at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland,...

  • Lloyd Suh

    Resident Playwright

    2016-present

    Lloyd Suh is the author of Charles Francis Chan Jr's Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery, American Hwangap, The Wong Kids...

  • Karinne Keithley Syers

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

    Karinne Keithley Syers is a writer and teacher based in Northampton, Massachusetts. Her performance work tends toward an...

  • Cori Thomas

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

    Cori Thomas is a playwright and actress. Her plays include When January Feels Like Summer (World Premiere City...

  • Melisa Tien

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

    Melisa Tien is a playwright, lyricist, screenwriter, and trained chef.  She is the author of the plays Yellow Card...

  • Mfoniso Udofia

    Resident Playwright

    2016-present

    Mfoniso Udofia is a first-generation Nigerian-American storyteller and educator. She attended Wellesley College and...

  • Ken Urban

    Resident Playwright

    2016-present

    Ken Urban’s plays include Sense of an Ending, The Correspondent, A Future Perfect, The Awake, and The Happy...

  • Brian Watkins

    Resident Playwright

    2016-present

    Brian Watkins plays include Wyoming (Lesser America), My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer (NY Times & Time...

  • David Wiener

    Resident Playwright

    2011-present

    David Wiener’s play, Extraordinary Chambers, is the recipient of the 2010 ACT New Play Award, the 2011 LA Drama...

  • A. Zell Williams

    Resident Playwright

    2014-present

    Born and raised in California’s Central Valley, A. Zell Williams writes to get people talking about the way they live...

  • Stefanie Zadravec

    Resident Playwright

    2011-present

    Stefanie Zadravec is a resident playwright at New Dramatists, a Core Writer with the Playwright’s Center in Minneapolis...

  • Hammaad Chaudry

    Van Lier Fellowship

    2016-present

    Hammaad Chaudry is a New York City based playwright from Edinburgh, Scotland. His work has been staged both in the U.K....

  • Keelay Gipson

    Van Lier Fellowship

    2016-present

    Keelay Gipson is a multi-disciplinary artist including work as an actor, filmmaker, director and award-winning playwright...

  • Monet Hurst-Mendoza

    Van Lier Fellowship

    2016-present

    Monet Hurst-Mendoza is an NYC-based playwright from Los Angeles, CA. Her plays have been developed with Rising Circle...

  • Donja R. Love

    Princess Grace Award Fellowship

    2017-present

    Donja R. Love is an Afro-Queer playwright, poet, and filmmaker. He's the 2017 Princess Grace Fellow, a Eugene O’ Neill...

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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

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