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.


2022 Kleban Prize Winners Announced

CONGRATULATIONS to César Alvarez and Isabella Dawis, who have been named this year’s recipients of The Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre. César Alvarez (they/them) won the prize for Most Promising Musical Theatre Lyricist, and Isabella Dawis was named Most Promising Musical Theatre Librettist.

Active Listening, Season Two has launched!

Active Listening, Season Two has launched! This season features six new plays for the ear, written by ND residents C. Julian Jiménez, Karinne Keithley Syers, Kirk Wood Bromley, Matthew Freeman, Matthew Paul Olmos, and ND Communications & Advocacy Manager and playwright Naveen Bahar Choudhury.

Active Listening is a New Dramatists podcast series produced by ND residents Karinne Keithley Syers and Melisa Tien. The series invites writers to experiment with story, intimacy, and immediacy through sound experiences. Active Listening is made possible with the generous support of the Venturous Theater Fund, and is available NOW on our website, iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and wherever you listen to podcasts!  Click below to be taken to the Active Listening site where you can learn more about the history of this project and listen to plays from Seasons One and Two.

Admissions Suspended for the 2021-2022 Cycle; Current Residencies Extended By One Year

New Dramatists has decided to suspend admissions for the 2021-2022 cycle and extend the residencies of all 59 current residents for another year.  With a complex and multi-pronged reopening plan ahead of us, and without a firm reopening date, we decided that this was the best way to maximize our resources in support of our current resident company of playwrights.  

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.

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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