Archive for February, 2014

Information Session about Page 73’s Annual Application

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Page 73 will be hosting an information session about our application for interested playwrights on Tuesday, March 25, from 7-8pm in the Bruce Mitchell Room at ART/NY – 520 8th Avenue, 3rd floor. Please click here to reserve a spot for the session.

Applications will be due May 1, 2014.

Applications for Page 73’s 2015 P73 Playwriting Fellowship, 2014 Interstate 73 Writers Group, and 2015 Summer Residency are now available online!

Applicants may apply for one or more of the following three programs:
The P73 Playwriting Fellowship
A year-long program that offers comprehensive development support plus a cash stipend of $10,000 to one playwright annually. The 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellow is Clare Barron.
The Interstate 73 Writers Group
Our writers group of six to eight playwrights meets twice a month to share new pages with each other and Page 73’s directors. Each member of Interstate 73 also receives a public or closed reading of a play at some point during the year. The 2014 members of Interstate 73 are Jonathan Caren, Mashuq Deen, Sarah Gancher, Nick Gandiello, Kevin Kautzman, Janine Nabers, Becca Schlossberg & Emily Schwend.
The Page 73 Summer Residency
Four writers join us each summer for a week on the Yale campus to either develop drafts in a solo retreat or collaborate with a director and a group of actors. The participants in the 2013 Summer Residency were Nick Gandiello, Mfoniso Udofia, Meghan Kennedy, and Caroline V. McGraw.

Announcing the 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellow

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Clare Barron is the 2014 Fellow!

Congratulations, Clare!

 

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Clare Barron is a playwright and performer from Wenatchee, Washington. Her plays include Baby Screams Miracle (Clubbed Thumb Summerworks); Solar Plexus (Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Marathon of One-Act Plays); Dirty Crusty (Youngblood’s Unfiltered); and a boy put this girl in a cage with a dog and the dog killed the girl (developed at Colt Coeur, The Bushwick Starr, and The Atlantic Center for the Arts). She is a current member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and Youngblood at EST. She is a two-time finalist for the Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission and is the recipient of an EST/Sloan grant to develop a play about a prehistoric fish. As an actor, Clare recently appeared in the world premiere of Heidi Schreck’s The Consultant at Long Wharf Theatre directed by Kip Fagan. She’s also acted with Target Margin Theater and EST. Clare studied at the Grotowski Institute, the Hemispheric Institute, and Yale as an undergrad where she wrote pieces for the Theater of Desire Cabaret helmed by Deb Margolin. She helps administer the Pataphysics Playwriting Workshops at The Flea, makes short films with director Kobi Libii, and is a member of Masrah Ensemble – a theater company in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2013 she traveled to Beirut to play Mae in an Arabic-English production of María Irene Fornés’ Mud.

Introducing the 2014 Members of I73

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 members of Interstate 73!

The I73 writers group meets twice a month in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, giving its members an opportunity to share new pages, engage with other emerging writers, and receive developmental feedback and support. Each writer will also have the option of receiving a public or private reading sometime during the year.

We’re excited to work with these eight writers over the next year as they develop current drafts and generate new material.

Read more below about the newest members of the Page 73 family.

dsa deen 2_079A first-generation South Asian American playwright and performer, Mashuq Deen is a P73 Interstate writing group member (2014-15), a NYFA Fellowship recipient (2013), a New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellow (2013-14) and Usual Suspect, an alumni member of the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group (2009), an affiliate artist with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics (2012-13), a former LMCC SPARC Fellow (2013), as well as one of the artists chosen for the 2013 Tofte Lake Center emerging artist retreat. Full length plays: Shut-Up!  (Dennis Johnston Playwriting Prize, James Baldwin Award), Tank and Horse (Berkshire Fringe Festival), and Draw the Circle (produced at InterAct Theatre and presented at Hampshire College, PACE University; staged readings: Public Theater, Dixon Place, Berkshire Fringe, NYTW at Dartmouth, Passage Theatre, and Queens Theatre in the Park). His new play, People Are Made of Flesh and Bone, about the 1984 anti-Sikh massacres in India, is currently in development (readings: Hemispheric Institute). Deen is currently working on a new project as part of his NYTW Fellowship exploring how mental illness is treated in hospitals. He received his MFA at the ASDS/New School of Drama.

Sarah-Gancher1-EditsSarah Gancher is a playwright with a passion for epic stories, big ideas, and deep comedy. Her plays have been produced or developed at institutions such as London’s National Theatre, Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre, Budapest’s Quarter6Quarter7 Festival, PS122, La Mama, Ars Nova, NYC SummerStage, New York Stage and Film/Powerhouse, the Women’s Project, the Great Plains Theater Conference, Portland’s Fertile Ground Festival, and Telluride Theatre, among others. She frequently collaborates with devising ensembles such as NYC’s The TEAM, Colorado’s Telluride Theatre, Portland, Oregon’s Hand2Mouth, and Blue Man Group. She is the winner of the 2013 Founder’s Award from New York Stage and Film, a recipient of the Jewish Plays Project’s OPEN Residency, a 2012—2014 Time Warner Fellow at the Women’s Project Playwrights Lab, and a 2012—2013 member of the Ars Nova Play Group. Upcoming: The Architecture of Becoming with Women’s Project at City Center.

Nick Gandiello MugNick Gandiello is a playwright, screenwriter, and teaching artist based in NYC. Twice a finalist for the P73 Playwriting Fellowship, he also attended the company’s 2013 Summer Residency at Yale. Nick was a member of the 2012-13 Play Group at Ars Nova, where his play Sunrise Highway received an Out Loud reading. His full-length plays include Oceanside (to make its Regional premiere in 2015), Black Fly Spring (to receive a developmental production at Xavier University), and Off the Realness (The New School for Drama’s New Voices Festival). Other NYC credits include At the Finish (to be published in Smith and Kraus’s Best Ten Minute Plays of 2014), Travis Winters (winner: Best Play, Audience Favorite; American Globe Theatre), and Screen (Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival). Nick has attended residencies at The Blue Mountain Center and SPACE on Ryder Farm. For the screen, he has developed a feature-length script with 7th Empire Media and a television pilot with Ready Set Go Productions. Nick is the Literary Manager of Young Playwrights Inc., through which he has led playwriting workshops in NYC, Virginia, and Miami. He holds an MFA in Playwriting from The New School for Drama.

kevin_kautzman-300x276Kevin Kautzman is a playwright originally from North Dakota. An alumnus of the University of Minnesota, where he studied history and philosophy, he holds an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. He began studying playwriting in London at The Royal Court Theatre and became a core writer out of the Young Writers Program. He has received commissions from History Theatre and Red Eye, and his work has been performed and/or developed at places including The Des Moines Social Club, Fox Valley Repertory, The Landing Theatre Company, The Living Theatre, Mondays Dark, The New Theatre Project, Nouveau 47, The Players’ Guild Theater, The Playwrights’ Center, Scriptworks, The Soho Theatre Studio (UK), South Camden Theatre Company, The Tristan Bates Theatre, and The UK National Student Drama Festival.

His honors include Jerome and Michener fellowships; Tennessee Williams and Kenyon Institute scholarships; and the Kernodle New Play, International Student Playscript Competition, Repertory Theatre Iowa’s Alpha Project, and Southwest Playwriting awards. He is represented by Max Grossman at Abrams and lives in New York, where he is a partner at the web development agency e9digital. More at kevinkautzman.com.

 

Schlossberg HeadshotHailing from New Jersey, Becca Schlossberg’s plays have been performed throughout the U.S. and abroad.  They include: Guidance, Cal & Grey, All We Are, Hands, Punches, 3boys (available through Original Works Publishing), Just Like I Wanted (available through Playscripts Inc.), The Secrets of Aiden Brooks, Merrily³, The Marvels and Wonders of 1001 Nights (adaptation), and Where Did the Bees Go. She is a three time recipient of the Robert Fischer Oxnam Award in Playwriting in conjunction with Ensemble Studio Theatre. She is also the co-founder and associate artistic director of Sunglasses After Dark Productions (sunglassesafterdark.org) She happily resides in Brooklyn, NY.  BA: Drew University; MFA: The New School for Drama.

 

Emily Schwend(1)Emily Schwend’s plays include CarthageSouth of Settling Splinters, Route One Off, Take Me Back, and Behind the Motel. In 2012, her play South of Settling was produced in Steppenwolf’s Next Up Rep. Her ten-minute play, Halfway, is the winner of the 2013 Heideman Prize and was produced at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. She is the recipient of a 2014 Tow Foundation grant for the creation, development and production of a new play through Second Stage Theatre in New York. Her work has been developed at The New Group, Roundabout Theatre Company, ACT Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, Partial Comfort Productions, Ars Nova, the Alliance Theatre, the Source Festival in DC, and the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, among others. She is a frequent contributor to Christine Jones’s Theatre for One booth. She is a two-time Lecomte du Nouy Prize winner, the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship, the 2011 ACT New Play Award winner, the 2009 David Calicchio Emerging American Playwrights Prize winner, a finalist for the 2011 ATCA/Steinberg prize, and a 2009 Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition finalist. She is a two-time Interstate 73 member. She is a proud alumna of the playwriting programs at Juilliard and Tisch.