Our Playwrights

Isobel Robins Konecky

With broken hearts, the playwrights, board, and staff of New Dramatists mourn the passing of our beloved friend, champion, and Board President Emerita Isobel Robins Konecky.


New Dramatists Resumes Admissions; Application Window to Open July 15, 2022

New Dramatists is thrilled to announce that after two years of suspended admissions, we will resume admissions and accept applications for our 7-year residencies and company membership in the summer of 2022.  Please note that the presence of COVID remains unpredictable, and as such, with New Dramatists’ COVID protocols firmly in place, operations are adjusted accordingly to keep our community safe. 

Active Listening, Season Three has launched!

Welcome to Season Three of Active Listening, a New Dramatists program conceived of and produced by resident playwrights Karinne Keithley Syers and Melisa Tien, and featuring the inspired work of five marvelous playwrights including current resident playwrights Jaclyn BackhausKirk Wood BromleyC. Julian Jiménez, and Matthew Paul Olmos, and Lucas Baisch, the 2021-2022 Princess Grace Fellow.

Three years ago, this program was born of the need to create outside of our communal spaces. As we return to in-person work rooms, the audio platform continues to offer members of the New Dramatists company of playwrights another artistic opportunity to exercise creative agency and latitude to experiment with form and content through sound.

Each piece comprising Season Three is an intimate adventure: several into interior landscapes of memory and longing; one uses nature as a primary collaborator. Some of the writers give voice to their own words while others invited collaborators to join them in their sonic forays. Some of the pieces capture a moment in time; others portend a glimpse of the future. There is sweetness and mystery, and collectively, they share themes of connections and misconnections.

The appeal and beauty of Active Listening is that it invites us into a theatrical space that plays out in the boundless venue of our imaginations. Listen and be transported!

Active Listening is made possible with the generous support of the Venturous Theater Fund, and is available NOW on our website, iTunesSpotifyStitcher, and wherever you listen to podcasts!

New Dramatists is Closed to the General Public

We continue to support our resident company in the virtual sphere, during the pandemic emergency.

Check back here for future updates re: our reopening schedule.

Virtual Admissions Town Hall, Wednesday, July 6th @4pm ET

We will host a virtual Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, July 6th from 4pm-5pm ET to guide interested writers through the application and selection process and answer any questions. The Town Hall will be recorded and available to view on demand after the event. To attend, please RSVP to @email— please be sure to include your name and the email address where you would like to receive the event Zoom link. We will send the link on the day of the event.  

Human Resources Executive Laura Politi Joins The Board

We are pleased to announce that human resources executive Laura Politi has joined our Board. Laura will lend her expertise to New Dramatists’ HR Task Force while also serving on the EDAI Task Force. 

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