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ND News

February 15, 2019

APPLICATION WINDOW OPENS FEBRUARY 15

Princess Grace Awards

Applications are Being Accepted through March 15 for the Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship at New Dramatists

We encourage emerging playwrights to apply at the beginning of their careers so that through the New Dramatists Fellowship, they can develop their work as well as benefit from being a part of a unique, diverse, dynamic community of professional playwrights.


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February 13, 2019

New Dramatists to Honor Nathan Lane

New Dramatists will honor Nathan Lane at our annual spring luncheon.

70th Anniversary Spring Luncheon
Tuesday, May 14, 2019


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This spring, in celebration of our 70th Anniversary, New Dramatists will honor three-time Tony® Award winner, NATHAN LANE. We recognize Mr. Lane's singular presence as a Broadway giant, a gifted storyteller with a dazzling sense of showmanship, and a true man of the theatre.  In the company of valued colleagues and friends who bring plays to life each season, this festive afternoon is an opportunity to celebrate Mr. Lane, revel in the mutual respect and good will at the center of the theatrical community and support the generative artists who create the plays he gives voice to.   Read More

February 12, 2019

THE TATTOOED LADY by Erin Courtney and Max Vernon

JOIN US ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 @ 3PM

All public events at New Dramatists are FREE. Please call 212-757-6960 or click here to reserve your seats!

The Tattooed Lady
Book by Erin Courtney
Music & lyrics by Max Vernon
Directed by Ellie Heyman
Music direction by James Dobinson
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February 7, 2019

2019 Composer-Librettist Studio Presentation

2019 studio participants pause on day 7 for a photo

JOIN US FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 @ 1PM

All public events at New Dramatists are FREE and reservations are required. This event fills to capacity each year. Please call 212-757-6960 or click here to reserve your seats!

For two and a half weeks, New Dramatists turns over the entire building to the Composer-Librettist Studio intensive, and every room is full of music. Beginning at 1pm, you are invited to hear the 25 new musical pieces generated over the course of the studio.   Read More

September 6, 2018

2018-2019 Season Preview

CTATNY

Wherever you are throughout this season, chances are there is a production of a play by a New Dramatists writer that is coming to a theatre near you!

Visit our full listing of over 365 full productions of work by resident playwrights, alumni, and fellows at theatres in NYC, abroad, and across the country during the 2018-2019 season!

This listing will be updated throughout the year.   Read More

August 12, 2018

2018-2019 Princess Grace Fellow in Playwriting

Vichet Chum

New Dramatists is delighted to announce that the 2018-2019 Princess Grace Fellow in Playwriting has been awarded to Vichet Chum for his play, Bald Sisters.   Read More

May 17, 2018

NEW PLAYWRIGHTS JOIN NEW DRAMATISTS’ RESIDENT PLAYWRIGHT COMPANY

Class of 2025

New Dramatists, an artistic home and developmental laboratory for professional playwrights, is proud to announce the addition of seven writers to its illustrious, dynamic resident playwright company: J. Julian Christopher, Sarah Gancher, Mike Lew, Vickie Ramirez, Tammy Ryan, Susan Soon He Stanton, and Lauren Yee. They will be in-residence through the year 2025.  Read More

May 15, 2018

AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT NEW DRAMATISTS 2018 SPRING LUNCHEON HONORING DENZEL WASHINGTON

2018 Luncheon Awards

In celebrating its 69th anniversary, New Dramatists, an artistic home and developmental laboratory for professional playwrights, announced several awards recognizing excellence and service in the field of new play development at their Spring Luncheon held on May 15, 2018.   Read More

March 19, 2018

2018 Luncheon Honoree

Denzel Washington (photo credit: John Russo)

New Dramatists is delighted to announce that we will honor DENZEL WASHINGTON at our 69th Anniversary Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.   Read More

January 25, 2018

Staff Additions and Transitions

Sofie Wasserman-Smith and Candis C. Jones

As of January 2018, New Dramatists is delighted to announce the addition of two new members to our permanent staff. Sofie Wasserman-Smith, full-time Development Manager, and Candis C. Jones, part-time Playwrights’ Lab Manager, will support our fundraising efforts and artistic programming, respectively.   Read More