Resident Playwrights

 
  • 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 The Ashes Under Gait City, Good Goods, Man in Love, Blacktop Sky, Hollow Roots,...

  • Annie Baker

    Resident Playwright

    2010-present

    Annie Baker grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts.

  • Clare Barron

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

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

  • 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, has received Workspace and Process Space Residencies...

  • Sam Chanse

    Resident Playwright

    2016-present

    Sam Chanse’s plays and theater work include The Other Instinct, Fruiting Bodies, What you are now...

  • 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 is the author of You for Me for You, Catch as Catch Can, This Exquisite Corpse, ...

  • Clarence Coo

    Resident Playwright

    2012-present

    Clarence Coo received the 2012 Yale Drama Series Prize, judged by John Guare, for Beautiful Province (Belle Province...

  • Kate Cortesi

    Resident Playwright

    2016-present

    Kate Cortesi's plays include One More Less, Great Kills, and A Patron of the Arts. Her very first play...

  • 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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    aesthetic "I look at work with a queer lens, thinking about intersections of...

  • Kristoffer Diaz

    Resident Playwright

    2011-present

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

  • 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 the Access Theater; 4th Street...

  • Madeleine George

    Resident Playwright

    2010-present

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

  • 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 currently under commission from the Royal Court Theatre. On a recent trip to Essex a boatman took her on a...

  • 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...

  • Sibyl Kempson

    Resident Playwright

    2010-present

    Sibyl Kempson’s plays have been presented in the United States, Germany, and Norway. Her work has received support from...

  • 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 Mansour’s play UNSEEN will premiere in 2017 at the Gift Theater in Chicago. THE WAY WEST received its NY premiere...

  • 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...

  • James McManus

    Resident Playwright

    2010-present

    James McManus (Playwright) is the author of nine plays: Love on San Pedro, Dry Bones, The Friendly Tavern, Dorothy 6,...

  • Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

    Resident Playwright

    2010-present

    Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, 6’6”, is a San Francisco-based playwright whose works include The Totalitarians (...

  • Matthew Paul Olmos

    Resident Playwright

    2014-present

    Matthew Paul Olmos is a three-time Sundance Institute Fellowship/Residency recipient (2014 Lab, 2013 UCROSS, 2009 Time...

  • christopher oscar peña

    Resident Playwright

    2014-present

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

  • 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’s full-length plays include: The Firebirds Take The Field (Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan New Play Commission),...

  • Mark Schultz

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

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

  • Betty Shamieh

    Resident Playwright

    2010-present

    Betty Shamieh received a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship for Drama and Performance Art. She was selected as the winner of The...

  • Jen Silverman

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

    Jen Silverman’s work has been produced in New York by Clubbed Thumb (PHOEBE IN WINTER) and the Playwrights Realm (CRANE...

  • 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...

  • 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 creator of interdisciplinary performance. Plays include Another Tree Dance...

  • 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, a first generation Nigerian-American storyteller and educator, attended Wellesley College and obtained...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Brian Watkins

    Resident Playwright

    2016-present

    Brian Watkins' plays include WYOMING (Lesser America, 2015), MY DAUGHTER KEEPS OUR HAMMER (The Flea, 2014), INTO THE...

  • 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 and recipient of a 2015 Helen Merrill Award.

    Her...

  • 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 a New York-based playwright from Los Angeles, CA. Her plays have been developed with Rising Circle...

  • Emma D. Stanton

    Princess Grace Award Fellowship

    2016-present

    Emma D. Stanton is a Chicago and New York theater artist. Her plays include Bojko and the Glacier, Jitterbug,...

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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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