Our Supporters


We gratefully acknowledge all the ways our donors provide direct support to our resident company of 50 playwrights, helping them develop the next generation of brilliant, inspiring, and imaginative theatre.

We strive to ensure this list is complete and accurate. If you have questions, additions or changes for this list, please email Director of Development Tiffany Baran or call (212) 757-6960 ext. 5472.











New Dramatists’ programs are made possible, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature. The Jerry A. Tishman Playwrights Creativity Fund is sustained by the Jerry A. Tishman Living Trust. The Fund was founded in 2008 by a lead grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and has received major support from the Time Warner Foundation and the Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund. Extended musical workshops supported in part by the Frederick Loewe Foundation. Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting New Dramatists. New Dramatists receives support from the Dramatists Guild Fund. Special thanks to Google for its Ad Grant, which provides in-kind AdWords advertising to promote New Dramatists’ mission, writers and events on Google search result pages.

Contributors to New Dramatists

In Honor Of...

We are, on occasion, humbled and deeply honored to receive designation as an organization to support, in honor of an important artist or friend of the theatre.

In 2017-18, we gratefully acknowledge these organizations and individuals, who made the following contributions:

IN HONOR OF David Kraus:

Eliot and Lily Benor
Helen & Murray Charash
Lois & Joel Coleman
Geze GmbH
Nelsa Gidney & Jordan Ringel
June & Ted Goldberg
Karen Hartman & Todd London
Scott Kennedy
Marla & Roy Klein
Norman Levy
Heidi and Wayne Pollack
Rob Rodriguez
Jerry & Beverly Siegel
Penny Spiwack
Super Enterprises
Ellen Weisburd and Ed Wilson

IN HONOR OF Joanne Jacobson:

J.T. Rogers
Gary Sunshine

Legacy Gifts


New Dramatists is honored to have received a Leadership Bequest gift from Jerry A. Tishman, which will underwrite the next 15 years’ worth of New Dramatists’ Creativity Fund work sessions. In honor of his extraordinary support of these deeply effective extended development opportunities, the initiative has been re-named the Jerry A. Tishman Playwrights Creativity Fund.

Legacy Gifts received to date:
Throughout our 69 years of service to playwrights, Legacy Gifts have proven to be a stabilizing and essential part of our institutional funding.

Robert Anderson
Arnold Auerbach
Charles Bowden & Paula Laurence
Sumner Locke Elliott
Shannon D. Fullam
Rhea Gaisner
John Golden
Albert Hackett & Frances Goodrich
Nancy Hamilton
Ronald S. Konecky
Edwin Kruse
Dorothy Lindsay
Lucille Lortel
Zilla Lippmann
Tad Mosel
Michaela O'Harra
Kerttu Shubert & John Shubert
Jerry A. Tishman Living Trust
Lily Turner


A number of long-time friends and supporters of New Dramatists have pledged bequest gifts to the organization. At this time, these donors prefer to remain anonymous.

For additional information about Planned Giving opportunities at New Dramatists, please contact Tiffany Baran, Director of Development.


The Howard Gilman Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
The Shubert Foundation
Time Warner Foundation/Time Warner Inc.
Jerry A. Tishman Living Trust


Charlotte & David Ackert
The Hearst Foundations
Joanne Jacobson
Jerome Foundation
Isobel Konecky
Frederick Loewe Foundation
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
The New York Community Trust - Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund
Princess Grace Foundation-USA
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
Venturous Theatre Fund


Blavatnik Family Foundation
Bob Boyett
Betsy and Alan D. Cohn Foundation
Distracted Globe Foundation
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Milos & Martina Forman
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation
The John Golden Fund
Jujamcyn Theaters
The Kleban Foundation
Loeb & Loeb LLP
Marks Paneth LLP/Robert Kuchner, Mark D'Ambrosi
Stacey Mindich Productions
New York State Council on the Arts
David & Susan Rahm
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Daryl Roth
The Ted Snowdon Foundation
Kenneth Stefin


Abrams Artists Agency
Susan Heller Anderson
Axe-Houghton Foundation
Dori Berinstein
Allen H. and Selma W. Berkman Charitable Trust
Kirsten Berkman & Eric Winikoff
Roger Berlind & William Berlind
Janet Cohn Slosberg & Mike Slosberg
Columbia Live Stage
Frederic W. Cook & Co.
Jim Dale
DeWitt Stern Group, Inc./Jolyon F. Stern
Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Jody Falco & Jeffrey Steinman
The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund
Willy Holtzman & Sylvia Shepard
Charles Hyman
Janover LLC/David Rosenzweig
Henry L. Kimelman Family Foundation
Susan & David Kraus
Leanne Lachman
The Lilly Awards
Robin Lynn & Larry Blumberg
Lyndsay Magid
Sarah Ruhl
Samuel French, Inc.
Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham/Nancy A. Rose
The Shubert Organization
Signature Bank/Thomas Kasulka, Margaret Monigan
Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts
Abbie Van Nostrand
John W. Weidman


Hilaria & Alec Baldwin
Creative Artists Agency
Mark D'Ambrosi
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Broadway Across America & Broadway.com/John Gore
Linda Healey
Ken Hitz
Shelby Jiggetts-Tivony
Junkyard Dog Productions
Hal Luftig
Jill Hunter Matichak
Josephine Merck
Off-Broadway Angels / Charlotte & David Ackert, Janet Cohn Slosberg & Mike Slosberg, Jane Stanicki
Playscripts, Inc.
Joel Ruark & Cheryl Pinnow
Patricia Brown Specter
The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation
Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.
William Morris Endeavor (WME)


Actors' Fund of America
Catherine Adler
Jenny Ewing Allen
Orren Alperstein
Christine Baranski
Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation
Louis & Ester Beck
Anne L. Bernstein
Bespoke Theatricals
Sharon Bridgforth
Jason M. Cooper & Liz Mayer
Bob & Dorothy Courtney
Stephanie Dalton
Cherry Lane Theater
Barbara Freitag
Geze GmbH
Dede Harris
John & Anne Herrmann
Sandra Hess
Jerry Heymann
ICM Partners/Patrick Herold
Wolf & Rita Jakubowski
Angela Lansbury Shaw/The Corymore Foundation
The Lucille Lortel Foundation
Taylor Mac
John L. McHugh Foundation
Music Theatre International
Francis Neuwirth
New York Marriott Marquis Hotel
Open Society Foundations
Naomi & Stuart Paley
F. Richard Pappas
Joan & Robert Rechnitz
Jonathan Reynolds
Rodgers and Hammerstein: An Imagem Company
Rob Rodriguez
Jane Safer
Ari Shapiro
Holland Taylor
Julie Taymor and Elliot Goldenthal
Theatrical Rights Worldwide/Steve Spiegel
David & Deborah Trainer
Fox Stage Productions
Ronald Wallace & Judy Rasmuson
Barry & Fran Weissler
Mac Wellman
West 44th Street Better Block Association
Francis H. Williams
Orin Wolf


Jill Allgauer
Jörg Allgauer
James H. Anderson & Jeanne L. Camin
Lois Arenson
Dan Aronson
Tanya Barfield
Robert J.K. Barnett
Diane Battaglia
Jessica Bauman
Beth Blickers/APA Agency
Bret Adams Agency Ltd.
Elliot & Victoria Brown
Jerry Bruckheimer
Elissa Burke & Alec Stais
Javier Bustillos
Luis Castro & Jenny Gibbs
Charlotte Colavin
Lois & Joel Coleman
James E. Cone
Migdalia Cruz
Paula Kaminsky Davis
Scott Delman
Jamie deRoy
Dramatic Publishing Company
Phyllis & Sam Feder
Wendy Federman
sue feinberg
Karen Fisher
Thomas M. Fontana
Madeleine George
The Gersh Agency
The Dan Goggin Nunsense Charitable Trust
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Kelly Gonda
Joan Stacke Graham
Rinne Groff & David Becker
Susan Gurman
Leah Hamos
Laura Harrington & David Rosen
James Heilman
Elizabeth & Steven Hobbs
Dr. Robert F. Horowitz
Cricket Jiranek
Elizabeth Kaiden
Christina Kenan Kirk
Patricia Klausner
Heni Koenigsberg
Robert & Fran Kraus
Riki Kane Larimer
Scott R. Lazarus
Karen Hartman
Emily Mann
Nancy Marcus
Donald Margulies & Lynn Street
Isabel Merians
Lowes Moore
National Corporate Theatre Fund
Lynn Nottage
James Perakis
Annette Pfister
Shirley E. Pinnow
Playscripts, Inc.
Fred Powers
Vignesh Rajendran and Julia Butler
Ron Riley & Cheri Magid
Sung and Helen Rno
Meredith Robbins
Marlo Roberson
David Rosenzweig
Jay O. Sanders & Maryann Plunkett
Jocelyn Sawyer
SDC/Laura Penn
Jack Shannon & Jean Passanante
Tim Shepard
Jerry & Beverly Siegel
Diana Son & Michael Cosaboom
Penny Spiwack
Super Enterprises
Darius Suyama
Theatre Development Fund
Edward Kovelsky
J. Michael Thomas
Tim Torres
Tulchin Family Foundation
John & Kathy von Hartz
Paula Wagner
Daniel and Amilee Watkins
Nancy Bendiner & Jim Weiss
Peregrine Whittlesey

Up to $249

Dan Abbruzzese
David Adjmi
Uzo Aduba
Alumnus Donation
AmazonSmile Foundation
Tala Ashe
Lynn Bailey & Zach Grenier
Jordan Baker
John & Tiffany Baran
Suzanne Pred Bass
Louise Beach
Eliot and Lily Benor
Zeke & Sara Berlin
Susan Bernfield
Lee Blessing & Melanie Marnich
Janet Borrus
Deborah Brevoort
Rachel Briley
Christie Brown & Gary Sloan
Jim & Rhea Brown
Rosalie Calabrese
Richard Capsuto
Lewis John Carlino
Eugenie A. Chan
Helen & Murray Charash
Amy Chen
Darrah Cloud & Dave Owens
Ronald & Lynn Cohen
Michael Cullen
Lisa J. D'Amour
Blythe Danner
Jeffrey Davis
Lisa Dove
Richard Dresser
Linda Earle
Erik Ehn
Harvey Fierstein
Catherine Filloux & John Daggett
Pam Fisher
Susan L. Fleischer
Stephanie Fleischmann
Naomi Freistadt
Karl Gajdusek
Mary Gallagher
Eduardo Garcia
Taylor Geu
Lauren K. Gibbs
Nelsa Gidney & Jordan Ringel
Giving Assistant, Inc.
Jeffrey Glatzer
June & Ted Goldberg
Arlene Goldman
Emma Goldman-Sherman
Robert Goodman
David Grimm
Bernard & Shirley Handel
Alan Handell
Sheldon & Margery Harnick
Ed Harris & Amy Madigan
Mercedes Herrero
Hannah Hessel
Sander Hicks
George Holets
Michael Hollinger & Megan Bellwoar
Gillian Holmes
Maura Hooper
David & Lori Hudson
Olivia Hull
Sooyoung Hwang
Judith Ivey & Tim Braine
Phyllis Jackson
Betty Jacobs
Mark Jacoby
Jana Jevnikar
Jeffrey Jones
Amanda Kate Joshi
Lee Kalcheim
Erin Kamler
Barry Kaplan
Phyllis Kasparian
Scott Kennedy
Wendy Kesselman
Marla & Roy Klein
Erica Klein
Michele LaRue Kliewer
Louis Korman
Julie Kramer
Madi Kraus
Jon Krupp
Charlotte La Nasa
Mahayana Landowne
Rose Lansbury
Naomi Lazarus
Richard LeComte & Jennifer Greer
Michael Lee
Gloria Lemay
Norman Levy
Margaret Lewis
Abby Linderman
Kenneth Litwack
Lonnie Carter
Carol & Peter Mack
Melissa MacLeod
Ellen Maddow & Paul Zimet
Janet & Dennis Magid
Dorothy Marcic
Mark Margolis
Leigh Marshall
Kristin Marting
Tony Marzani
Jeanette & Paul Minetti
Debra Monk
The Moore Family Fund for the Arts of The Minneapolis Foundation
Emily Morse
Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
Ronald Nakahara
LeeAnne Hutchison & Grant Neale
Christianna Nelson
Nathaniel Graham Nesmith
Qui Nguyen
Ann Nicholas
James Nicholson
Victoria Nolan
T.J. O'Connor
Dael Orlandersmith
Jamie Parker
Ben Pesner
John Pielmeier & Irene OGarden
Heidi and Wayne Pollack
Richard Price
Judy Lynn Prince & Bob Haiman
Abigail Ramsay
Jacquelyn Reingold
Laila Robins
J.T. Rogers
Francesca Russo Architects
Carlos Sanchez
Julie Semel
John Patrick Shanley
Mike Shapiro & Peggy Stafford
Carole Shelley
Ray Sipherd
Lois Smith
Gay Smith
Gloria Smith
Niegel Smith
Steven Somkin & Naomi Spatz
Michael Sommers
Deborah Stein & Andy Horwitz
Maria Striar
Robert Sublett and Jennifer Morris
Gary Sunshine
Daniel Therriault
Cori Thomas
Pauline Thome
Jaynie Saunders Tiller and Chad Tiller
Lisa Ueki
Anne T. Vaughan
John Walch
Sturgis Warner
Anne Washburn
Judith Wasserman
Ellen Weisburd and Ed Wilson
Tara Welty
Donald & Martha Wollner
Doris Wyman
Ben Yalom
Mark Lutwak & Y York
Stefanie Zadravec

In-Kind Support

Charlotte & David Ackert
Susan Heller Anderson
Janet Cohn Slosberg & Mike Slosberg
Creative Artists Agency/Jason M. Cooper
DeWitt Stern Group/Jolyon F. Stern
Dramatists Play Service
Google, Inc.
Joanne Jacobson
Janover LLC/David Rosenzweig
Isobel Konecky
Susan & David Kraus
Marks Paneth LLP/Mark D'Ambrosi, Robert Kuchner
Microsoft, Inc.
New Dramatists Resident Playwrights
Playscripts, Inc.
Proskauer Rose/Peter Sherwin
Samuel French, Inc.
Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham/Nancy A. Rose
West 44th Street Block Association