Resident Playwrights

 
  • Johnna Adams

    Resident Playwright

    2017-present

    Johnna Adams is an Astoria, NY-based writer who recently received her fifth off-off production from Flux Theatre Ensemble...

  • Boni B. Alvarez

    Resident Playwright

    2017-present

    BONI B. ALVAREZ is a Los Angeles-based playwright-actor. His plays include America Adjacent, Bloodletting, Fixed, Nicky...

  • Will Arbery

    Resident Playwright

    2019-present

    Will Arbery is a playwright from Texas + Wyoming + seven sisters. Plano premiered at Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks...

  • Kevin Artigue

    Resident Playwright

    2019-present

    Kevin Artigue writes plays, TV, and film. He was raised in Redlands, CA and calls Brooklyn home. He’s a current member of...

  • Clare Barron

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

    Clare Barron is a playwright and actor from Wenatchee, Washington.

  • Kirk Wood Bromley

    Resident Playwright

    2017-present

    Kirk Wood Bromley, aka “Shakespeare on mushrooms” (LA Weekly), has been creating verse plays in NYC since 1990. In that...

  • Sam Chanse

    Resident Playwright

    2016-present

    Sam Chanse is the author of TRIGGER; MONUMENT, OR FOUR SISTERS (A SLOTH PLAY); THE OPPORTUNITIES OF EXTINCTION; FRUITING...

  • Carla Ching

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

    An LA native, Carla stumbled upon pan-Asian performance collective Peeling at the Asian American Writers Workshop and...

  • J. Julian Christopher

    Resident Playwright

    2018-present

    J. Julian Christopher is a Queer, Puerto Rican and Dominican playwright. He holds an MFA in Acting from The New School...

  • Kate Cortesi

    Resident Playwright

    2016-present

    Kate Cortesi is a Brooklyn and Boston based playwright from Washington, D.C. Her play which tackles the #metoo movement...

  • Kara Lee Corthron

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

    Kara Lee Corthron’s plays include Welcome to Fear City (Kilroys’ List 2016, CATF 2017, Kansas City Rep 2018)...

  • Mashuq Mushtaq Deen

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

    aesthetic Rumi has a poem that goes: "The way of love is not a subtle argument. The door there is devastation. Birds make...

  • Jessica Dickey

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

    J E S S I C A D I C K E Y is an award-winning American playwright and actor most recently known for her play The...

  • Olivia Dufault

    Resident Playwright

    2014-present

    Olivia Dufault’s plays include “Year of the Rooster” (New York Time's Critics' Pick), “The Tomb of King Tot” (New York...

  • Matthew Freeman

    Resident Playwright

    2014-present

    Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn-based writer and director. His plays have been seen on stages throughout New York City by...

  • Sarah Gancher

    Resident Playwright

    2018-present

    Sarah Gancher loves big ideas, epic stories, and deep comedy. Her recent works include I’ll Get You Back Again (...

  • Gracie Gardner

    Resident Playwright

    2019-present

    Gracie Gardner is a New York based playwright. Her play Pussy Sludge was selected for the 2019 Theatertreffen...

  • Morgan Gould

    Resident Playwright

    2017-present

    Morgan Gould is a writer/ director who is a Resident Playwright at New Dramatists and current Lila Acheson Wallace...

  • Dipika Guha

    Resident Playwright

    2019-present

    Dipika Guha is an LA based, Calcutta - born playwright raised in Russia, India and the United Kingdom. Her plays include...

  • Jennifer Haley

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

    Jennifer Haley is a playwright whose work delves into ethics in virtual reality and the impact of technology on our human...

  • Mary Elizabeth Hamilton

    Resident Playwright

    2019-present

    Mary Elizabeth Hamilton was a Lila Acheson Wallace Fellow at The Juilliard School and a Jerome New York Fellow at The...

  • Samuel D. Hunter

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

    Samuel D. Hunter’s plays include The Whale (Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, GLAAD Media...

  • Chisa Hutchinson

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

    Chisa Hutchinson (B.A. Vassar College; M.F.A NYU - Tisch School of the Arts) is a New York-based playwright and...

  • Aditi Brennan Kapil

    Resident Playwright

    2014-present

    ADITI BRENNAN KAPIL is a television and theatre writer, actress, and director. She is of Bulgarian and Indian descent,...

  • MJ Kaufman

    Resident Playwright

    2017-present

    MJ Kaufman is a playwright and television writer from Portland, OR. Their work has been seen at the Public Theater, WP...

  • Kristen Kosmas

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

    Kristen Kosmas is a writer and performer. She has had new works commissioned by On the Boards (Seattle), the Chocolate...

  • Basil Kreimendahl

    Resident Playwright

    2014-present

    Basil Kreimendahl’s play Sidewinders won the Rella Lossy Playwright’s Award and had its world premiere at The...

  • Mike Lew

    Resident Playwright

    2018-present

    Mike Lew is thrilled to join New Dramatists as a resident playwright, having previously served as their admin associate....

  • Mona Mansour

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

    Mona’s play WE SWIM, WE TALK, WE GO TO WAR, directed by Evren Odcikin, will premiere at SF’s Golden Thread in winter 2018...

  • Aya Ogawa

    Resident Playwright

    2017-present

    Aya Ogawa is a Tokyo-born, Brooklyn-based playwright, director, performer and translator for the theater. She challenges...

  • Matthew Paul Olmos

    Resident Playwright

    2014-present

    Matthew Paul Olmos is a three-time Sundance Institute Fellowship/Residency recipient (2014 Lab, 2013 UCROSS, 2009 Time...

  • Jiehae Park

    Resident Playwright

    2017-present

    Jiehae Park's plays include peerless (Yale Rep premiere, Cherry Lane MP, Marin Theatre Co, Barrington Stage, First Floor...

  • christopher oscar peña

    Resident Playwright

    2014-present

    christopher oscar peña is a writer originally from California, now residing in Harlem and LA.

    His work has been...

  • Vickie Ramirez

    Resident Playwright

    2018-present

    Vickie Ramirez (Tuscarora) is a founding member of Chukalokoli Native Theater Ensemble, Amerinda Theater and a member of...

  • Lynn Rosen

    Resident Playwright

    2014-present

    Lynn writes tragedies disguised as comedies which reveal her affection for the strivers of the world.

  • Tammy Ryan

    Resident Playwright

    2018-present

    Tammy Ryan's plays have been performed across the United States and internationally. She was awarded the Francesca Primus...

  • Mark Schultz

    Resident Playwright

    2013-present

    Mark Schultz is a playwright and Episcopal priest. A resident playwright at New Dramatists and a member of Rising...

  • Madhuri Shekar

    Resident Playwright

    2019-present

    Madhuri Shekar was born in California and grew up in India. Her plays have been produced across the U.S. and...

  • Jen Silverman

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

    Jen’s theatre work includes: The Roommate (Humana Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Steppenwolf, South Coast Rep,...

  • Aurin Squire

    Resident Playwright

    2016-present

    Aurin Squire is an award-winning playwright, reporter, and multimedia artist. He is a two-time recipient of the Lecomte...

  • Susan Soon He Stanton

    Resident Playwright

    2018-present

    Susan Soon He Stanton’s plays include Both Your Houses (ACT/Crowded Fire) we, the invisibles (Actors...

  • Ariel Stess

    Resident Playwright

    2019-present

    Ariel Stess is an LA based playwright and director originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work has been produced and/...

  • Andrea Stolowitz

    Resident Playwright

    2017-present

    Andrea Stolowitz is the Lacroute Playwright-in-Residence and a resident artist at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland,...

  • Lloyd Suh

    Resident Playwright

    2016-present

    Lloyd Suh is the author of The Chinese Lady, Charles Francis Chan Jr.'s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery, American...

  • Karinne Keithley Syers

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

    Karinne Keithley Syers is a writer and teacher based in Amherst, Massachusetts.

  • Cori Thomas

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

    Cori Thomas is a playwright and actress.

  • Melisa Tien

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

    Melisa Tien is a New York-based playwright, lyricist, and librettist.  She is the author of the plays The Boyd Show...

  • Mfoniso Udofia

    Resident Playwright

    2016-present

    Mfoniso Udofia, a first-generation Nigerian-American storyteller and educator, attended Wellesley College and obtained...

  • Ken Urban

    Resident Playwright

    2016-present

    Ken Urban’s plays include A Guide for the Homesick, The Remains, Sense of an Ending, The Correspondent, A Future...

  • Brian Watkins

    Resident Playwright

    2016-present

    Brian Watkins is a Juilliard Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellow and a New Dramatists resident playwright. His latest...

  • A. Zell Williams

    Resident Playwright

    2014-present

    A. Zell Williams writes compelling stories about race, class, violence, crime, and politics that blur the line between...

  • Lauren Yee

    Resident Playwright

    2018-present

    Lauren Yee’s CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND, with music by Dengue Fever, premiered at South Coast Rep, subsequent productions at...

  • Erika Dickerson-Despenza

    Princess Grace Award Fellowship

    2019-present

    Erika Dickerson-Despenza is a Blk feminist poet-playwright, cultural worker, educator and grassroots organizer from...

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Who Can Apply?
• Playwrights living in New York City and the surrounding tri-state area;
• Playwrights outside the tri-state area who are able to demonstrate the ability to spend time in New York City, the desire to utilize New Dramatists’ services, and the readiness to participate in a dynamic artistic community

What Do I Send?
• 2 Full-length plays; or
• Books to musicals

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