Topics – Van Lier Fellowship

June 28, 2016


Hammaad Chaudry, Monet Hurst-Mendoza and Keelay Gipson

Hammaad Chaudry, Keelay Gipson, and Monet Hurst-Mendoza have each won an Edward and Sally Van Lier Playwriting Fellowship at New Dramatists. Each fellow will receive a cash grant of $10,000 per fellow per year for two years, ($20,000 per fellow for the cycle); a two-year residency (July 2016-June 2018) at New Dramatists, which includes access to the Playwrights Lab programs; a profile page on the New Dramatists website, the use of the building as a place to work and conduct meetings, a vibrant community of diverse playwrights; individual mentorship matched with each Fellow from New Dramatists resident company of playwrights; a Van Lier Fellow Soiree introducing their work to field colleagues in the first year of their fellowships; and a “festivalized” presentation of their work within the second-year.   Read More

The Ocean at Your Door by Brian Otaño; directed by Stefanie Abel Horowitz

While preparing for an oncoming storm, JP discovers evidence of a decades-old crime that sheds a new light on his family, his next-door neighbors and their shared history of violence. Set in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn in 1977 and 2018, The Ocean at Your Door concludes Brian’s Dooley Street Trilogy.

Open reading – please call (212) 757-6960 for reservations.

Feathers and Teeth by Charise Castro Smith; directed by Erik Pearson

In 1976, in a nice house in a mid-western factory town, Carol made a pot roast and Chris played rock and roll records. Then Arthur accidentally hit something with his car.

Open reading – please call (212) 757-6960 for reservations.

April 6, 2012

Podcast: New Dramatists Van Lier Fellows

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

November 4, 2011

Now Accepting Applications for the Van Lier Playwriting Fellowship

New Dramatists is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Van Lier Playwriting Fellowship Program. The 18-month program was established to help young, economically disadvantaged playwrights living in New York City develop their talent and become involved in the professional theatre community. Three 18-month fellowships of $10,000 ($5,000 a year) will be awarded to playwrights 30 years old or younger who are not enrolled in college or graduate school.  Read More


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