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  • 2019 After Seven Festival
    All events at New Dramatists are FREE. Reservations are required. Please call 212-757-6960 or click here to reserve your seats!.
    - 29 May 19, 3:02pm -
  • Announcing the New Dramatists Class of 2026
    New Dramatists, an artistic home and developmental laboratory for professional playwrights, is proud to announce the addition of seven writers to its illustrious, dynamic resident playwright company: Will Arbery, Kevin Artigue, Gracie Gardner, Dipika…
    - 20 May 19, 5:33pm -
  • New Dramatists to Honor Nathan Lane
    70th Anniversary Spring LuncheonTuesday, May 14, 2019Click here for details!This spring, in celebration of our 70th Anniversary, New Dramatists will honor three-time Tony® Award winner, NATHAN LANE. We recognize Mr. Lane's singular presence as a…
    - 13 Feb 19, 5:01pm -
  • 2018-2019 Season Preview
    Wherever you are throughout this season, chances are there is a production of a play by a New Dramatists writer that is coming to a theatre near you! Visit our full listing of over 365 full productions of work by resident playwrights, alumni, and fe…
    - 6 Sep 18, 11:00am -
  • 2018-2019 Princess Grace Fellow in Playwriting
    New Dramatists is delighted to announce that the 2018-2019 Princess Grace Fellow in Playwriting has been awarded to Vichet Chum for his play, Bald Sisters.
    - 13 Aug 18, 12:00am -
  • NEW PLAYWRIGHTS JOIN NEW DRAMATISTS’ RESIDENT PLAYWRIGHT COMPANY
    New Dramatists, an artistic home and developmental laboratory for professional playwrights, is proud to announce the addition of seven writers to its illustrious, dynamic resident playwright company: J. Julian Christopher, Sarah Gancher, Mike Lew, Vi…
    - 17 May 18, 3:32pm -
  • AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT NEW DRAMATISTS 2018 SPRING LUNCHEON HONORING DENZEL WASHINGTON
    In celebrating its 69th anniversary, New Dramatists, an artistic home and developmental laboratory for professional playwrights, announced several awards recognizing excellence and service in the field of new play development at their Spring Luncheon…
    - 16 May 18, 12:00am -
  • 2018 Luncheon Honoree
    New Dramatists is delighted to announce that we will honor DENZEL WASHINGTON at our 69th Anniversary Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
    - 19 Mar 18, 10:23am -
  • Staff Additions and Transitions
    As of January 2018, New Dramatists is delighted to announce the addition of two new members to our permanent staff. Sofie Wasserman-Smith, full-time Development Manager, and Candis C. Jones, part-time Playwrights’ Lab Manager, will support our fund…
    - 25 Jan 18, 1:01pm -
  • November is Time to Play!
    2017 PLAYTIME DEVELOPMENTAL STUDIOClick here to reserve your seats for open presentations!Wednesday, November 15 @ 3pmSUSTAINABLE LIVING by Jennifer Haley Thursday, November 16 @ 11amCONFESSIONS TO A RECLINING CHAIR by Kenneth Prestininzi Thursd…
    - 14 Nov 17, 12:56pm -

NYCPlaywrights

  • newRaven Short Play FESTIVAL
    web siteRaven Short Play Festival is an original short-play competition hosted by the Raven Players of Healdsburg, California. THEME:  for the first festival THEME is “Love Bites” original works that generally focus on the joy, heartbreak, humor…
    - 12 hours ago, 15 Sep 19, 12:30am -
  • newAvante Garage Theatre Company seeks 10-minute plays
    web siteThe award winning Avante Garage Theatre Company announces their next ambitious project - "WORD POWER! Impolite Poems, Plays and Power Ballads of Protest!" This three-performance special engagement will consist of a collection of poems, short…
    - 13 hours ago, 15 Sep 19, 12:00am -
  • Jewish Theater Lab
    web siteGallery Players at the Columbus JCC is seeking original works for Jewish Theater Lab, a project to debut during our 2019-2020 season. We are looking for new plays and musicals with Jewish themes, characters, content or perspectives. Staged re…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Sep 19, 9:16am -
  • The New Harmony Project
    web siteThe New Harmony Project is pleased to accept applications of un-produced stage play scripts, musicals, screenplays and teleplays through October 1, 2019. Our streamlined online process will facilitate you uploading your materials in only a fe…
    - 2 days ago, 14 Sep 19, 12:30am -
  • REVA SHINER COMEDY AWARD 2019
    web siteThe fee will be waived for Dramatist Guild members with an enclosed photocopy of a membership card. The Reva Shiner Comedy Award presents an unpublished full-length comedy with a cash prize of $1,000, a full production as part of the Bloomin…
    - 2 days ago, 14 Sep 19, 12:00am -
  • PlayPenn New Play Development Conference 2020
    web siteBeginning September 1, PlayPenn will be accepting applications for its 2020 New Play Development Conference; we are pleased to request your full length, unproduced script for consideration. Please review the guidelines carefully and completel…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 12:30am -
  • The Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence 2019
    web siteThis annual award was established to honor past member and playwright, Bob Pickering, and to provide a vehicle for playwrights to see their works produced. Over 30 plays have been produced over since 1984. $200 is awarded for first place, $50…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 12:00am -
  • New short story & poetry opportunities that pay at BYLINES

    New short story & poetry opportunities that pay at BYLINES

    Paying opportunities at our sister site BYLINES.ORGhttps://www.bylines.org/search/label/payment
    - 3 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 10:59am -
  • Cape Cod Theater Project seeks plays
    web siteApplications for the 2020 Season will be accepted September 1 – September 30, 2019.Playwrights may send one play per season for consideration. The proposed play must still be in development and cannot have received a professional production…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 10:48am -
  • THE NYC WOMEN'S FUND FOR MEDIA, MUSIC AND THEATRE
    web siteThe NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre provides grants to encourage and support the creation of digital, film, music, television, and live theatre content that reflects the voices and perspectives of all who identify as women.The…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 12:00am -

Playscripts Blog

  • AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Ike Holter
    By: Keith A. Jones Ike Holter is a celebrated playwright whose poignant stories chronicle life in modern America with quick wit and exceptional relevance. Holter is the resident playwright of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. He is also the 2017 wi…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Sep 19, 4:15pm -
  • AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Idris Goodwin
    By: Keith A. Jones   Idris Goodwin is an innovative playwright with strikingly relevant plays, many of which cover aspects of life as an African- American in modern America. He is the Producing Artistic Director of Stage One Family Theater in Louisv…
    - 41 days ago, 5 Aug 19, 10:12am -
  • AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Mora V. Harris
    By: Keith A. Jones Mora V. Harris is a fantastical playwright whose plays have been produced nationwide. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and Theater from Oberlin College, and an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. She tea…
    - 76 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 2:01pm -
  • AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Laura Lundgren Smith
    By: Nik Sorocenski A playwright since 1999, Laura Lundgren Smith‘s plays have had over 200 award-winning productions all around the world. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Theatre and English and a Master of Arts in Theatre from Texas…
    - 24 Jan 19, 12:59pm -
  • AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: John Leverett & Whitney Teubner
    By: Nik Sorocenski We’re wrapping up 2018 with an interview of the playwriting team behind How to Ruin a Promposal. Learn more about John & Whitney… Playscripts: Tell us about how each of your writing journeys began. John Leverett: I fell in…
    - 4 Dec 18, 12:38pm -
  • AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Kat Funkhouser
    By: Nik Soroenski We sat down with Playwright Kat Funkhouser, author of “Double, Double” and co-author of “Unbreakable Timmy Cratchit”. Playscripts: Tell us how you first got into playwriting! Kat Funkhouser: I believe my first attempt at pl…
    - 6 Nov 18, 4:44pm -
  • AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Ginna Hoben
    By: Nik Sorocenski Playscripts sat down with successful playwright Ginna Hoben, author of “12 Days of Christmas” Learn more about Ginna below… Playscripts: Tell us how your writing journey began. Ginna Hoben: My writing grew out of my acting…
    - 4 Sep 18, 10:12am -
  • AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Bryan Harnetiaux
    By: Nik Sorocenski           Playscripts met up with award-winning playwright Bryan Harnetiaux, author of “NATIONAL PASTIME.” Learn more about Bryan…   Tell us how you first decided you wanted to write. Probably had playwright yearnings…
    - 2 Aug 18, 9:49am -
  • Author Spotlight: Catherine Filloux
    Playscripts met up with award-winning playwright Catherine Filloux, author of “Selma ’65” and “Eyes of the Heart”.   By: Nik Sorocenski Playscripts: What inspired you to begin writing? Did you always know you wanted to be a playwright? Cat…
    - 2 Jul 18, 2:46pm -
  • Author Spotlight: Quincy Long, Author of “Daughters of Io”
    We took the time to reach out to Quincy Long, author of “Daughters of Io” and “The Virgin Molly”. Playscripts: Where did your writing career begin? Quincy Long: It began in college. One of my professors played a recording of T.S. Eliot’s…
    - 4 Jun 18, 3:43pm -

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The Office of Letters and Light Blog

  • NaNo Interview: 2019 Theme Designer Georgia Lange

    NaNo Interview: 2019 Theme Designer Georgia Lange

    NaNo Prep season has arrived! You may have already seen some of the cool new steampunk-inspired, time travel-themed merch available in our store. Today, we’ve interviewed graphic designer Georgia Nicole Lange about her design process for this proj…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 11:40am -
  • NaNo Prep Season Is Here!

    NaNo Prep Season Is Here!

    Hey Wrimos, did you know that NaNo Prep season is officially kicking off?Last year, we asked a bunch of first-time NaNoWriMo winners one simple question: What went right? There were so many interesting, thoughtful, and funny responses… and one maj…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Sep 19, 2:49pm -
  • Our new book, Brave the Page, is now available to order! Here’s...

    Our new book, Brave the Page, is now available to order! Here’s...

    Our new book, Brave the Page, is now available to order! Here’s a suggested writing exercise from author Marissa Meyer’s pep talk:“Write down the things that you already love about your story. Are you enamored with the unique fantasy setting?…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Sep 19, 1:53pm -
  • What do baking and writing have in common? More than you might...
    What do baking and writing have in common? More than you might think!In this video, NaNoWriMo staffers explore the similarities between baking and writing as they cook up some delicious desserts (and try to resolve a lengthy debate at NaNoWriMo HQ ab…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Sep 19, 1:25pm -
  • Tips and Tricks for Writing With ADHD

    Tips and Tricks for Writing With ADHD

    We all face different challenges as writers, so of course there are many different strategies you can try to bring your story to completion. If you’re a writer with ADHD, NaNoWriMo participant Lila Krishna has a few tips and tricks you can try to s…
    - 11 days ago, 4 Sep 19, 1:00pm -
  • Join Our #InstaWrimo Instagram Challenge in September!

    Join Our #InstaWrimo Instagram Challenge in September!

    NaNoWriMo is coming up in November, so this September, we want to help you prep for the months ahead and develop your novel idea with our annual month-long #InstaWrimo challenge. We designed a month of photo prompts (both concrete and abstract) to ge…
    - 16 days ago, 30 Aug 19, 1:00pm -
  • How To Get Past Writer’s Block

    How To Get Past Writer’s Block

    Sometimes, it just feels like the words won’t flow. But it’s important to remember that writer’s block is something that will pass. Today, we have a few tips from Young Writers Program participant Cassidy Pry on how to make writer’s block pas…
    - 18 days ago, 28 Aug 19, 1:00pm -
  • Get a Kick-Start on Editing Your Rough Draft

    Get a Kick-Start on Editing Your Rough Draft

    Sometimes, the editing process can be more intimidating than writing a novel! It’s hard to shoulder the pressure of making your writing better. Today, Young Writers Program participant Ashton Kay shares a few tips for making editing a little bit ea…
    - 20 days ago, 26 Aug 19, 1:00pm -
  • You Are a Writer. Own It!

    You Are a Writer. Own It!

    Sometimes, you just need a little reminder that you are a writer, what you’re creating is worthy, and that you should keep going! Today, Young Writers Program participant Dawnia Nosrek is here to give you that reminder:If you asked a normal human b…
    - 23 days ago, 23 Aug 19, 1:00pm -
  • Breaking Your First Draft Apart

    Breaking Your First Draft Apart

    Sometimes, the editing process can be more difficult than writing! It’s hard to take the things that you wrote and change or get rid of significant chunks. Today, NaNoWriMo participant Rosario Martinez reminds us that it’s ok to break apart what…
    - 25 days ago, 21 Aug 19, 5:39pm -

The Unknown Playwright Speaks

  • Presidential Candidate Visits Illuminati HQ

    Presidential Candidate Visits Illuminati HQ


    - 3 Jul 15, 1:53pm -
  • Report from the Campaign Trail -- Uke Jackson for President

    Report from the Campaign Trail -- Uke Jackson for President

    Uke Jackson on the campaign trail to the White House at Marando Farms in Fort Lauderdale. “Give us back our goats! Washington got my goat, how about you?” continues to resound as the campaign theme and Free Beer is still the most popular campai…
    - 15 May 15, 5:41pm -
  • War on Thirst -- FREE BEER! Uke Jackon for President

    War on Thirst -- FREE BEER! Uke Jackon for President

    This video explains why I don't hve to explain how I will pay for all the free beer once I am President of the United States. Thank you for your support. God bless America! I approve this message:
    - 11 May 15, 4:13pm -
  • Uke Jackson for President 2016 -- Free Beer

    Uke Jackson for President 2016 -- Free Beer

    Wow! It's been awhile. New books out and so forth. But most importantly, I'm running for President. Like the other candidates, I am making promises. The main promise is Free Beer (wine option available).Here's a link to the campaign videos on my YouT…
    - 2 May 15, 1:14pm -
  • KARL MARX’S BRASSIERES

    KARL MARX’S BRASSIERES

    It was 1983 and I was a guest of the West German Cultural Academy (Akademie der Kunst) in Berlin. It was the first time I visited there; and the first time I saw The Wall it almost brought me to tears that I could be p[art of a race of beings who cou…
    - 9 Nov 14, 4:34pm -
  • Coming in June -- Tom Buck and The Screaming Stink

    Coming in June -- Tom Buck and The Screaming Stink

    Story of the Month for June / July coming soon.
    - 29 May 14, 1:26am -
  • OBIE AWARDS WINNERS 2014

    OBIE AWARDS WINNERS 2014

    THE 59th ANNUAL VILLAGE VOICE OBIE AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED2014New York, NY – The 59th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards, celebrating achievement in the Off-Broadway and off-off Broadway theater, were given out at a ceremony last night at Webste…
    - 20 May 14, 4:28pm -
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     THE 59th ANNUAL VILLAGE VOICE OBIE AWARDS CEREMONY ANNOUNCE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT & ENTERTAIMENT FOR MAY 19TH CEREMONYESTELLE PARSONS Will Receive theLifetime Achievement Obie Special Performance from the Smash Hit Off-Broadway Musical Direct From T…
    - 13 May 14, 2:27pm -
  • Invasive Species -- May 2014 Story of the Month

    Invasive Species -- May 2014 Story of the Month

    This month's Story of the Month is free. It is dedicated to gardeners everywhere.Invasive Speciesby Uke Jackson A quilx consumes a whole lunjaba fruit and spits out thirty two seeds in rapid succession. At that moment a slight rip occurs in the fabri…
    - 28 Apr 14, 11:00am -
  • The Obies Are Coming ! 2014 Edition

    The Obies Are Coming ! 2014 Edition

    THE 59th ANNUAL VILLAGE VOICE OBIE AWARDS CEREMONY ANNOUNCED Tickets Go On Sale April 9thThe OBIE Awards Ceremony Will Be Co-Hosted By: Tamara Tunie & Hamish LinklaterThe OBIE Awards Will Be Presented By:Betsy Aidem Harvey Fierstein Lena HallAndy…
    - 2 Apr 14, 9:32am -
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  • An Update from Our Artistic Directors
    The now-expired Equity 99-Seat Plan enabled Boston Court to grow and develop in ways that would never have been possible if that plan had not existed. Many of our careers were built in 99-seat houses, and we wear that badge … Continue reading →
    - 3 Feb 17, 12:34pm -
  • Announcing Boston Court’s New Executive Director

    Announcing Boston Court’s New Executive Director

    BOSTON COURT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER NAMES KYLE CLAUSEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR January 25, 2017 – Following an extensive nationwide search, Boston Court Performing Arts Center Board Chair Sarah Lyding announced today that Mr. Kyle Clausen will join the…
    - 25 Jan 17, 4:28pm -
  • The Golden Dragon: Production photos

    The Golden Dragon: Production photos

    Photo credit: Ed Krieger
    - 20 May 16, 6:36pm -
  • The Golden Dragon: Review Rundown

    The Golden Dragon: Review Rundown

    CRITIC’S CHOICE “Michetti’s production, incorporating Sara Ryung Clement’s abstract set design of metal scaffolding, projects onto the harsh narrative backdrop a Mary Zimmerman-esque whimsicality. The gushing blood from the young man’s toot…
    - 20 May 16, 6:32pm -
  • Colony Collapse: Production photos

    Colony Collapse: Production photos

    Photo credit: Ed Krieger
    - 3 Mar 16, 5:53pm -
  • Review rundown: Colony Collapse

    Review rundown: Colony Collapse

    CRITIC’S CHOICE “In Kubzansky’s hands, the complex storytelling finds the seamlessness, emotional resonance and magic that are characteristic of her work at Boston Court, where she is co-artistic director, and elsewhere. Set designer Susan Gra…
    - 3 Mar 16, 5:18pm -
  • Seven Spots on the Sun: video preview
    Seven Spots on the Sun, by Martin Zimmerman from Boston Court on Vimeo.
    - 16 Oct 15, 8:29pm -
  • Review Rundown: Seven Spots on the Sun

    Review Rundown: Seven Spots on the Sun


    - 16 Oct 15, 8:28pm -
  • SHIV: Review Rundown

    SHIV: Review Rundown

    CRITIC’S CHOICE Riffing on a modern-day incarnation of the goddess Shiva, this subtly crafted portrait of a Hindu immigrant girl’s coming-of-age in her new American homeland shapes seemingly unrelated narrative fragments into a poetic, often humo…
    - 20 Jul 15, 8:31pm -
  • SHIV: Production photography

    SHIV: Production photography

    Photo credit: Ed Krieger
    - 8 Jul 15, 8:39pm -

Working Title Playwright Blog

  • Working Title Playwrights Student Mentorship Program
    Working Title Playwrights is pleased to revive our blog and to welcome the 12 students selected for the Working Title Playwrights Atlanta Student Mentorship Program, funded through a grant from the Rhame Family Foundation. The program provides struct…
    - 25 Sep 16, 3:36pm -
  • March/April Update from Artistic Director Jill Patrick

    March/April Update from Artistic Director Jill Patrick

    2015 promises to be a banner year of new play development in Atlanta.  We are seeing new plays and emerging playwrights being nurtured throughout the city, not only within WTP, but across our community by such theatres as small as … Continue readi…
    - 24 Feb 15, 11:07am -
  • Director Elisa Carlson on THE NIGHTINGALE ROSE or BITCH OF BALACLAVA

    Director Elisa Carlson on THE NIGHTINGALE ROSE or BITCH OF BALACLAVA

      I met Patricia when I served as Working Title’s dramaturg for a workshop of her fascinating collaboration with Shawna Tucker, ANTHONY + CLEOPATRA Remix.  As sometimes happens when artists are brought together, I felt an immediate kinship with P…
    - 24 Feb 15, 11:02am -
  • What’s in a name, right? by Patricia Henritze

    What’s in a name, right? by Patricia Henritze

    A number of years ago I started writing a piece inspired by Florence Nightingale. It started as a twenty-minute monologue, and over the next few years it began to emerge as a play.  As the work took shape I would … Continue reading →
    - 24 Feb 15, 10:57am -
  • January/February update from Artistic Director Jill Patrick

    January/February update from Artistic Director Jill Patrick

    2014 is behind us now, and what a year it was! WTP members celebrated more awards, productions, and publications than ever before in our history. WTP’s board of directors diligently worked at accomplishing all the goals set by feedback from … Con…
    - 9 Jan 15, 1:01pm -
  • Erik Ehn Workshop

    Erik Ehn Workshop

    Erik Ehn, the head of the playwriting department at Brown University, will be leading a day-long seminar on March 21st. The topic: “Writing Suddenly and Abundantly — a process without blocks from inception to editing.”  This promises to be one…
    - 9 Jan 15, 12:58pm -
  • Resident Dramaturg Neeley Gossett on THE CANNIBALS- An Ethel Woolson Lab

    Resident Dramaturg Neeley Gossett on THE CANNIBALS- An Ethel Woolson Lab

      We only have one TV in my house, so every Sunday night, my husband and I learn to share. He religiously watches The Walking Dead, and although I am ashamed to admit it, I am addicted to The Real … Continue reading →
    - 25 Nov 14, 1:21pm -
  • Playwright Theroun D’arcy Patterson on THE CANNIBALS

    Playwright Theroun D’arcy Patterson on THE CANNIBALS

    The Cannibals began as I was thinking about the future as it relates to America, and what it might look like if current global tensions played out to their possible conclusions.  What if our enemies align themselves against us for … Continue readi…
    - 25 Nov 14, 1:15pm -
  • December Update from Artistic Director Jill Patrick

    December Update from Artistic Director Jill Patrick

    I’ve been sitting on pins and needles waiting for some big and bigger news to arrive in my mailbox to share with everyone, only to have to sit a bit longer. During this time, I have been polishing a couple … Continue reading →
    - 25 Nov 14, 1:01pm -
  • Upcoming November Dramatist Guild Event: Friday Night Footlights
    November Dramatists Guild Event Free and Open to the Public DG Friday Night Footlights Atlanta-Style Friday, November 14, 2014 Fabrefaction Theatre Conservatory 999 Brady Avenue NW – Atlanta, GA 30318 Parking on street or valet in parking lot Plan…
    - 28 Oct 14, 11:02am -
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