Playwright Buzz

March 21, 2019

Bigger Blacker Better, Please

Chisa Hutchinson talks about how her experience of being a poor, black transplant has shaped her writing and why she's made it her personal mission to write specifically about people of color with Brian James Polak for his American Theatre podcast, The Subtext.

Hear it here.

March 21, 2019

Chisa Talks Goodness and Mercy with TDF

Regina Robbins interviews Chisa Hutchinson about premiering her most optimistic in arguably the most cynical city in the world.

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July 19, 2018


Chisa Hutchinson's most uplifting play is coming to the City of Cynics courtesy of Keen Company. Announcement at

June 9, 2018

Chisa Hutchinson To Pen New Play For South Coast Rep

Chisa Hutchinson is currently working on a new play commissioned by South Coast Rep in Costa Mesa, CA.

Learn more here.

June 9, 2018

Chisa Hutchinson Among First 15 Audible-Commissioned Playwrights

Chisa has been selected as one of the first handful of playwrights to receive a commission from Audible. While all plays are ultimately to be recorded and distributed on their audio platform, some will be selected for live productions in New York City.

Find out more here.

April 15, 2016

Chisa Hutchinson Finally Gets Some NJ Love

It's taken a while and several NYC productions, but New Jersey writer, Chisa Hutchinson, is finally getting to play in her home-state. Read the Times piece here.

March 7, 2016

Chisa Hutchinson Returns to CATF

After a wildly successful world premiere of her play DEAD AND BREATHING in 2014, Chisa Hutchinson will be returning to the Contemporary American Theater Festival to debut her weird new work, THE WEDDING GIFT. Get more info here.

March 7, 2016

Second Stage Welcomes New Resident Playwright, Chisa Hutchinson

As this year's Tow Foundation Fellow, Chisa Hutchinson receives $75,000 and residency at Second Stage Theater in NYC, which culminates in a production in the spring of 2017. Read about all the Tow Fellows and their sponsoring theaters on

January 10, 2015

Chisa Hutchinson To Be Honored At The Dramatist Guild Awards

The Dramatist Guild has just released its list of this year's honorees. Second-year New Dramatists member, Chisa Hutchinson, has been selected as the recipient of the Lanford Wilson Award. See the full press release here .

July 26, 2014

Chisa Hutchinson's DEAD & BREATHING on NPR

NPR's Elizabeth Blair put together a super sweet piece about the world premiere of DEAD & BREATHING at Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, WV. You can read/hear it here.