Archive for February, 2016

Announcing our 2016 P73 Playwriting Fellow

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

We are thrilled to announce our 2016 P73 Playwriting Fellow!

Hansol Jung


Hansol is a remarkable playwright who we are proud to have selected for the thirteenth annual P73 Playwriting Fellowship. Hansol will receive a $10,000 award and a development budget to use in collaboration with Page 73 throughout 2016. Her plans for the year include work on a play exploring the drug industry and further development of a romantic tragedy between a North Korean defector and her South Korean lover. We will produce at least one public workshop for Hansol this year, and look forward to inviting you!

Headshot_HansolJung2015Hansol Jung is a playwright and director from South Korea. Productions include Cardboard Piano (Humana Festival at Actors Theater of Louisville), Among the Dead (Ma-Yi Theatre Company), No More Sad Things (co-world premiere at Sideshow Theatre, and Boise Contemporary Theatre), Wolf Play and Wild Goose Dreams. Commissions from Playwrights Horizons, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Artists Repertory Theater, the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation grant with Ma-Yi Theatre and a translation of Romeo and Juliet for Play On! at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Her work has been developed at the Royal Court, New York Theatre Workshop, Berkeley Repertory’s Ground Floor, Sundance Theatre Lab, O’Neill Theater Center’s New Play Conference, Lark Play Development Center, Salt Lake Acting Company, Boston Court Theatre, Bushwick Starr, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Asia Society New York, and Seven Devils Playwright Conference. She is the recipient of the Page 73 Playwright Fellowship, Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop Fellowship at the Lark, 2050 Fellowship at New York Theater Workshop, MacDowell Colony Artist Residency, and International Playwrights Residency at Royal Court. She has translated over thirty English musicals into Korean, including Evita, Dracula, Spamalot, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, while working on several award winning musical theatre productions as director, lyricist and translator in Seoul, South Korea. Jung holds a Playwriting MFA from Yale School of Drama, and is a proud member of the Ma-Yi Theatre Writers Lab.

Announcing 2016 Members of Interstate 73

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

We are thrilled to announce the seven members of our
2016 Interstate 73 Writers Group!

Alex Lubischer
Amina Henry
Caroline V. McGraw
Jeremy Tiang
Jiehae Park
Kate Attwell
Kevin Artigue

Alex LubischerAlex Lubischer
’s plays include Bobbie Clearly, part 1, The Xylophone West, Acts of Contrition, Weird Kids, and Survey No. 5. In Chicago, his scripts have been produced by Haven Theatre, The Fine Print Theatre Company, Collaboraction, and Tympanic Theatre Company, among others. He has developed new work at Steep Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Theater, Interrobang Theatre Project, Route 66 Theatre Company, the Great Plains Theatre Conference, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Alex has been a semifinalist for the P73 Playwriting Fellowship, a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, and a resident playwright at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. He is a current member of Page 73’s Interstate 73 writers group. He received his B.A. from the University of Southern California and is a proud alumnus of the National Theater Institute. Alex was born and raised in Platte County, Nebraska and lives in Brooklyn.

amina-henry-hsAmina Henry is a playwright and arts educator. Her work has been produced, presented, and/or developed at: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Kitchen Dog Theater, The Flea (NYC), The New Group (NYC), Clubbed Thumb (NYC), Barefoot Theatre (NYC), Little Theater @ Dixon Place (NYC), the cell (NYC), Theatre for the New City (NYC), HERE Arts Center (NYC), Drama of Works (Brooklyn, NY), The Brick (Brooklyn, NY), and HERO Theater, as well as Brooklyn College and Texas State University. She was a 2012-2013 Core Apprentice playwright at The Playwrights Center. She was a 2013 Finalist for the Leah Ryan FEWW Playwriting Prize for her play Bully, and Bully is on the 2015 Kilroy List, a curated survey of the top 7% recommended plays by female and female-identified playwrights in the US. Amina Henry is a graduate of Yale University, NYU’s Performance Studies MA program and Brooklyn College’s MFA Playwriting program.

caroline headshotCaroline V. McGraw’s plays have been seen all around the country, at companies such as Lesser America, New Georges, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Theater Ninjas, the Yale Cabaret, AracaWorks, Naked Angels, Washington National Opera/The Kennedy Center, Second Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Studio 42, IAMA Theater Company, and Ars Nova ANT Fest, among others. She has been in residence at Portland Center Stage’s JAW Festival, Wordbridge Playwrights’ Lab, and SPACE on Ryder Farm. Four of her full-length plays have been nominated to the Kilroys List. She is an alum of the New Georges Jam and the Civilians R&D Group, and she is a member of the Primary Stages Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group and I73.  Caroline was the 2013 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow and is the 2016 Page 73 Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence. She is working on a commission from Yale Rep. She is a graduate of the Playwriting program at the Yale School of Drama, where she studied under Paula Vogel.

Jeremy Tiang [photo credit Oliver Rockwell]Jeremy Tiang’s plays include The Last Days of Limehouse, Butterfly (Yellow Earth, London), and A Dream of Red Pavilions (Pan Asian Rep); he has also translated plays by Cao Yu, Han Lao Da and Quan Sy Ren. He has been a finalist for the New York Theater Workshop 2050 Fellowship, Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellowship, and Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. His short stories and essays have appeared in The Guardian, Esquire, Asia Literary Review, Drunken Boat and Best New Singaporean Short Stories, and his story collection It Never Rains on National Day was published by Epigram Books in 2015. Jeremy has also translated more than ten books from Chinese, including novels by Yan Geling, Zhang Yueran and Su Wei-chen, and he received an NEA Literary Translation Fellowship, a PEN/Heim Grant Award, a Henry Luce Foundation Fellowship, and the People’s Literature Award Maotai Cup. He lives in Brooklyn.

jiehae park smilingJiehae Park’s peerless recently received its world premiere at Yale Rep and was part of the 2015 Cherry Lane Mentor Project; she is one of the writers of Wondrous Strange (2016 ATL/Humana Festival). Her work has been developed through the Soho Rep W/D Lab, Playwrights Horizons, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, the Emerging Writers Group at the Public, NYTW, Dramatists Guild Fellowship, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Playwrights Realm, and the amazing Ma-Yi Writers Lab. Her plays have won the Leah Ryan Prize and Princess Grace Award (Hannah and the Dread Gazebo) and were included in two years of the Kilroys List. Commissions: Playwrights Horizons, McCarter Theatre. Residencies: MacDowell, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and McCarter/Sallie B. Goodman. She will be a 2016-17 Hodder fellow at Princeton.  As a performer: La Jolla Playhouse, Studio Theatre, Tiny Little Band, REDCAT, and the upcoming Sleep with Ripe Time/The Play Co. BA, Amherst; MFA, UCSD.

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Kate Attwell is a playwright, director and performer. She is a founding member and writer/performer of queer identified performance collective I AM A BOYS CHOIR, credits include The Public Theater (Under the Radar: Incoming!), BAM (Everybooty), REDCAT, La Mama, JACK, Dixon Place, The Wassaic Project. Her work has also happened at The Stratford New Works Lab, The Bushwick Starr (Reading Series), JACK, Dixon Place, The Brick Theater, Poet’s House, River to River Festival, Tisch, The Wickham Theatre, The Yale Cabaret and many found spaces. She is a participant in the Mabou Mines Resident Artist Program and the Public Theater’s Devised Theatre Working Group. Training: BA The University of Bristol, MFA Yale School of Drama; also UT Austin and LISPA.

ARTIGUE- headshotKevin Artigue is a playwright and filmmaker. He’s a current member of the 2016 Interstate 73 Writers Group and recently completed the Public Theater’s 2014-2015 Emerging Writers Group. His play THE MOST DANGEROUS HIGHWAY IN THE WORLD was featured at the National New Play Network’s 2014 National Showcase of New Plays and will be produced by Golden Thread in San Francisco in May 2016 (directed by Evren Odcikin). His plays have been performed and developed with the Public Theater, Theatre of NOTE, Playwrights Foundation, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Yale Cabaret, Iowa New Play Festival, Golden Thread, and the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, where he was a Core Apprentice. A graduate of the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, Kevin was awarded a Provost’s Visiting Writer Fellowship at the University of Iowa, where he taught creative writing. Film: Holy Ghost People (SXSW Film Festival), Resistance (short).