ND News – April 2012

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April 28, 2012

Soho Rep Works-in-Progress Series to Feature Sylvan Oswald

Soho Rep has announced the plays that will be featured in its upcoming work-in-progress presentations in April and May.  Read More

April 27, 2012

I AM THEATRE: Marcus Gardley

Theatre Communications Group's I AM THEATRE captures pivotal moments in the lives of theatre-makers in an online video series. This project will raise awareness for the theatre field and champion the diverse group of people who are creating, supporting, and engaging with theatre. TCG has graciously allowed New Dramatists to re-post videos related to our current resident playwrights, alumni and family of collaborators.  Read More

April 24, 2012

Marcus Gardley Among New Slate of Victory Gardens Playwrights

Victory Gardens Theater artistic director Chay Yew recently announced a new slate of ensemble playwrights for the company, including New Dramatists resident playwright Marcus Gardley.  Read More

April 20, 2012

Young Jean Lee, Richard Maxwell Among Doris Duke Artists

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has announced the 21 performing artists in contemporary dance, jazz, theatre and multidisciplinary work who have been named as the inaugural Doris Duke Artists.  Read More

April 17, 2012

Quiara Alegría Hudes Wins 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Water by the Spoonful, by Quiara Alegría Hudes, is the winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, recognizing an outstanding stage work that premiered during the 2011 calendar year. The winner was announced 3 PM April 16 at Columbia University.  Read More

April 10, 2012

"Oh, Gastronomy!": The Apprentices

It has been a week since I was at the Actors Theatre of Louisville for the Humana Festival and the presentation of our own show, Oh, Gastronomy! This has given me time to process the experience, carefully study the pictures I took of all the food I ate while I was there, and reflect on how the show came together.  Read More

April 6, 2012

Podcast: New Dramatists Van Lier Fellows

From Top Left: Van Lier Fellows Jackie Sibblies Drury, Brian Otaño and Charise Castro Smith

HowlRound.com's David Dower recently interviewed current New Dramatists Van Lier Fellows Jackie Sibblies Drury, Brian Otaño and Charise Castro Smith for his podcast on HowlRound.com.  Read More

April 5, 2012

A Lover’s Guide to American Playwrights: Harvey Fierstein

Harvery Fierstein accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2008 New Dramatists Spring Luncheon

In a couple of weeks I’ll take my not-quite-five-year-old son to see his first Broadway musical: Newsies. This means that, among other things, I’ll be exposing him, before anything else, to a show whose book is written by a playwright, performer, and drag artist named Harvey Fierstein. I like the thought of that.  Read More

April 3, 2012


New Dramatists proudly announces that two-time Tony Award® winner Bernadette Peters will be honored with our 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 63rd Annual Spring Luncheon tribute, to be held Thursday, May 24th at the New York Marriott Marquis.  Read More