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,...

  • Christina Anderson

    Resident Playwright

    2012-present

    Christina Anderson’s plays include How to Catch Creation, pen/man/ship, The Ashes Under Gait City, Man in Love,...

  • Clare Barron

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

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

  • Andy Bragen

    Resident Playwright

    2012-present

    Andy Bragen’s honors include a Workspace Residency and a Process Space Residency with the Lower Manhattan Cultural...

  • 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, THE OPPORTUNITIES OF EXTINCTION, FRUITING BODIES, THE OTHER INSTINCT, WHAT YOU ARE...

  • 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 holds an MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama. Acting credits include: TBA (by...

  • Clarence Coo

    Resident Playwright

    2012-present

    Clarence Coo is a recipient of a 2017 Whiting Award and the 2012 Yale Drama Series Prize. His plays include Beautiful...

  • Kate Cortesi

    Resident Playwright

    2016-present

    KATE CORTESI is a Boston and Brooklyn-based playwright from Washington, D.C.

  • 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)...

  • Erin Courtney

    Resident Playwright

    2012-present

    Erin Courtney's play I Will Be Gone premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors...

  • Mashuq Mushtaq Deen

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

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    aesthetic Rumi has a poem that goes: "The way of love is not a subtle argument. The...

  • 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. This season, she premiered I’ll Get You Back Again...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 writer, actress, and director, of Bulgarian and Indian descent. She was raised in Sweden, and...

  • MJ Kaufman

    Resident Playwright

    2017-present

    MJ Kaufman is a playwright and devised theater artist working in New York and Philadelphia. Their work has been seen at...

  • 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...

  • Laura Marks

    Resident Playwright

    2012-present

    Laura Marks became the first recipient of the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Award for an Emerging Playwright in...

  • Aya Ogawa

    Resident Playwright

    2017-present

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

  • Matthew Paul Olmos

    Resident Playwright

    2014-present

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

  • Jiehae Park

    Resident Playwright

    2017-present

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

  • 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...

  • Kenneth Prestininzi

    Resident Playwright

    2012-present

    Kenneth Prestininzi’s play IMPURE THOUGHTS (WITHOUT APOLOGY), inspired by the life story of Sor Juana, was read in June...

  • Vickie Ramirez

    Resident Playwright

    2018-present

    Vickie Ramirez (Tuscarora) is a founding member of Chukalokoli, Amerinda Theater and a member of the Public Theater's...

  • Lynn Rosen

    Resident Playwright

    2014-present

    Lynn writes serious-minded comedies that reveal her affection for the yearners of the world and her interest in how...

  • Tammy Ryan

    Resident Playwright

    2018-present

    Tammy Ryan is a playwright and librettist whose work has been performed across the United States and internationally. She...

  • 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...

  • 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 a playwright, reporter, and multimedia artist. He is a two-time recipient of the Lecomte du Nouy Prize...

  • Susan Soon He Stanton

    Resident Playwright

    2018-present

    Susan Soon He Stanton’s plays include we, the invisibles (Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival) ...

  • 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 Charles Francis Chan Jr's Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery, American Hwangap, The Wong Kids...

  • Karinne Keithley Syers

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

    Karinne Keithley Syers is a writer and teacher based in Amherst, Massachusetts. Plays include A Tunnel Year (...

  • Cori Thomas

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

    Cori Thomas is a playwright and actress.

  • Melisa Tien

    Resident Playwright

    2015-present

    Melisa Tien is a playwright, lyricist, and librettist.  She is the author of the plays Sweet Teeth, 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 American Playwrights Program Fellow and a New Dramatists resident...

  • A. Zell Williams

    Resident Playwright

    2014-present

    Born and raised in California’s Central Valley, A. Zell Williams writes to get people talking about the way they live...

  • Lauren Yee

    Resident Playwright

    2018-present

    This past season, Lauren Yee premiered Cambodian Rock Band (music by Dengue Fever) at South Coast Rep and ...

  • Vichet Chum

    Princess Grace Award Fellowship

    2018-present

    Vichet Chum is a writer, actor, director & theater maker, originally from Dallas, Texas and now living in New York...

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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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