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Our building remains closed to the public until further notice. Please visit our playwright profile pages to learn more about our writers and their work.



Applications for the 2023 cycle will be accepted Wednesday, March 1 at 10am until Tuesday, March 14 at 6pm, or until we reach 350 complete submissions, whichever comes first.


On May 30th, New Dramatists will honor the Tony® Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, and ND alumna, SUZAN-LORI PARKS.

Recipients of the 33rd Annual Kleban Prize

The Kleban Foundation announces the recipients of the 33rd annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre, administered by New Dramatists. The 2023 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Ryan Scott Oliver. The 2023 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Ethan Lipton. Click here for more information about the winners. 

The application window for the 2024 Kleban Prize will open on March 15, 2023 and close at 5:00PM EDT on May 15, 2023.

Honoring Isobel Konecky

With broken hearts, the playwrights, board and staff of New Dramatist mourn the passing of our beloved friend, champion and Board President Emerita Isobel Robins Konecky. Please visit our tribute page to learn more about her legacy.

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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