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Announcing our 2016 Semifinalists!

Monday, October 19th, 2015

We are thrilled to announce the 17 semifinalists for the 2016 P73 Playwriting Fellowship!

We look forward to reading more from these writers who stood out from among a field of 350 applicants. Finalists for the Fellowship, as well as members of our 2016 Interstate 73 writers group, will be announced later this fall!

Alex Lubischer

Aurin Squire

Caitlin Saylor Stephens

Christina Quintana

Dan Aibel

Elizabeth Archer

Hansol Jung

Helen Banner

Howard Emanuel

Jerry Lieblich

Jiehae Park

Kate Attwell

Kate Tarker

Liza Birkenmeier

Philip Howze

Sam Chanse

Sarah Sander


Alex Lubischer is a Chicago-based playwright. Alex’s most recent play, Bobbie Clearly, was developed at Steep Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Theater, and Actors Theatre of Louisville and was a 2015 National Playwrights Conference Finalist. Other plays include The Xylophone WestActs of ContritionWeird Kids, and Survey No.


Aurin Squire is a playwright, reporter, and multimedia artist. He graduated from Juilliard’s Playwriting Fellowship in May and from New School with an MFA in playwriting. His play “Obama-ology” premiered December 2014 at London’s Finborough Theatre and received a school production at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in June 2015. Squire has had fellowships and residencies at Royal Court Theatre, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, The Dramatists Guild, and National Black Theatre.


Playwright/performer of: WHEN WE WENT ELECTRONICTwo Men Missing in The Hudson River, From The Basement Of My HeartThe Unofficial Race Time Of A. Pineda and JOLEY. Development: The Lark, Labyrinth, New Georges, The Flea, Dixon, Orchard Project, SPACE. 2014+2015 Kilroys Honorable Mention. NNPN Nomination. 2015 Romulus Linney Scholar. New Georges Affiliated Artist/The Jam. BA Sarah


Christina Quintana is a writer with Cuban & Louisiana roots. Her plays include GUMBO, with music by Brett Macias (Musical Theatre Factory),    SCISSORING (Finalist, Alliance/Kendeda Nat’l Playwriting Competition), & ENTER YOUR SLEEP (Elm Theatre). Her poem “He-lium” was recently featured on Radiolab & she is a member of Youngblood. For more,


Dan’s plays have been developed and/or produced by the Detroit Rep, the Blank Theatre, the Sundance Institute, The New Group, Stage Left, Syracuse Stage, Flashpoint Theatre Co. and Outsider’s Inn Collective. A 2014 Sundance Theatre Lab fellow, Dan’s plays have been published by Smith & Kraus and Playscripts, Inc.


Elizabeth holds an MFA in Writing for Screen+Stage from Northwestern University and a BA in English from Fordham University. Her plays have been staged/performed in Denver, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Her play Isle of Her was a semi-finalist for the 2015 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference.


Hansol Jung’s works have been developed at the Royal Court, New York Theatre Workshop, Berkeley Rep, O’Neill Conference, among others. She is a Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop Fellow (Lark), 2050 Fellow (New York Theater Workshop), and alumni of MacDowell Colony Artist Residency. Hansol is a proud member of Ma-Yi Writer’s Lab.


Helen is a Manhattan-based playwright. She grew up in the British Channel Islands and studies at Cambridge and NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She is an associate artist with New Georges and a participant in the 2015-16 Ingram New Works Lab at Nashville Rep.


Plays and musicals developed by Roundabout, NYTW, Naked Angels, Penguin Rep, The Flea, starring Chita Rivera, Ana Gasteyer, Michael Stahl-David, Jenn Gambatese, Penny Fuller, Marin Ireland; directed by Sheryl Kaller, Stafford Arima.  Winner “Holland New Voices Award,” GPTC.  Screenplay for My Name is David, w/Keith Powell (“Toofer” on “30 Rock”) Adapero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Judy Reyes (“Scrubs”), Rich Sommer (“Mad Men”).  Currently: Two new plays; original musical with Tony Yazbeck.  As an actor: Paper Mill Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, Houston TUTS, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, etc.


Jerry Lieblich’s work has been developed and performed at Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, Soho Rep, Page 73, The Chocolate Factory, and PRELUDE. Plays include D Deb Debbie Deborah (Clubbed Thumb – NY Times and TimeOut NY Critic’s Pick) and Ghost Stories (with Tiny Little Band – TimeOut NY Critic’s Pick).


Jiehae Park’s work has been produced or developed through the Cherry Lane Mentor Project, Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, Berkeley Rep, the Public, & Ma-Yi. Awards: Leah Ryan, Princess Grace. Commissions: Playwrights Horizons, Actors Theater of Louisville. Residencies: MacDowell, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, & McCarter/Sallie B. Goodman.   Upcoming:  PEERLESS (Yale Rep).


Kate Attwell is a writer, director and performer. Her work has been seen at BAM (Everybooty), CATCH Performance Series, The Wassaic Project, The Stratford New Works Lab, The Bushwick Starr (Reading Series), JACK, LaMaMa, Dixon Place, The Brick Theater, Poet’s House, Tisch, The Wickham Theatre, The Yale Cabaret. Upcoming: Under the Radar Festival. BA The University of Bristol, MFA Yale School of Drama. She is a founding member of I AM A BOYS CHOIR.


Kate Tarker’s plays include THUNDERBODIESAn Almanac for Farmers and Lovers in Mexico (2015 Kilroys list), and Laura and the Sea (nominated for L. Arnold Weissberger Award). Ensemble generated work: Good Job Horses (A Majestic Comedy), and The Most Beautiful Thing in the World. Playwrights’ Center Core Writer. MFA Yale.


Liza Birkenmeier is currently a member of Play Group at Ars Nova and an Artist-in-Residence at University Settlement. Her work has been seen or heard at BAX, Dixon Place, The Catch Series, LACE, Invisible Dog, The Working Theatre, the San Diego Museum of Art, and Ars Nova.


 Phillip Howze is a playwright whose work includes abominableTiny Boyfriend and all of what you love and none of what you hate. A graduate of Yale School of Drama, his plays have been developed at Bay Area Playwrights Festival, The Bushwick Starr, Dixon Place, Theater Masters, Sundance Institute Theater Lab, and Yale Cabaret.


Sam Chanse has developed her work with Ma-Yi, the Lark, the Yale Institute for Music Theatre, Leviathan, the Claque, Second Generation, and Kaya Press. She is a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab and the 2015-16 Civilians R&D group, and a 2015 Sundance Ucross Playwright Fellow and MacDowell Fellow.


Sarah’s work has been developed/produced at Columbia University, |the claque|, DC Arts Center, Florida Studio Theatre, Kennedy Center, the LARK and New York Stage and Film. She’s a MacDowell and Millay Fellow, member of the Public’s Emerging Writers Group (2015) and alumni of Page 73’s Interstate 73. MFA: University of Iowa.