January 17th, 2017
We are thrilled to announce the eight members of our 2017 Interstate 73 Writers Group!
John J. Caswell, Jr.
Kristine Haruna Lee
Molly Beach Murphy
Susan Soon He Stanton
JOHN J. CASWELL, JR.
John is the Artistic Director of Progressive Theatre Workshop, a company that makes plays about queer things. He has developed and shown work at HERE, Dixon Place, The Public Theater, Theatres at 45 Bleecker, Primary Stages, and more. He has been a finalist for both the Princess Grace Award and The Woodward Newman Drama Award. His play SHOTS: A Love Story was published by Left Coast Press in Johnny Saldana’s Ethnotheatre: Research From Page to Stage. Company website: www.progressivetheatreworkshop.org
Cat Crowley is a queer playwright living in Brooklyn. Her work has been developed/performed at Ars Nova, Dixon Place, #serials@TheFlea, The Duplex, The Tank, The Red Room, Primary Stages/ESPA, Irondale Arts Ensemble, The Breadbox Theatre Co. (California), and others. Cat has just finished the year 2016 as part of the Fresh Ground Pepper PlayGround PlayGroup and was named a semifinalist for the 2017 Page 73 Fellowship. BFA Tisch Drama, NYU. www.catcrowley.com
A multi-disciplinary artist including work as an activist and award-winning playwright, Keelay has been awarded the Van Lier Fellowship at New Dramatists, a Public Artist Residency for the City of New York, and the MacDowell Colony Residency. His work has been seen at the Wild Project, HERE Arts Center, Premiere Stages at Kean University, The Theater at Alvin Ailey, National Black Theater, Rattlestick Playwrights’ Theater, New York Theatre Workshop and Brooklyn Academy of Music. www.keelaygipson.com
KRISTINE HARUNA LEE
Kristine Haruna Lee is a playwright/performer/director and a founding member of harunalee theater company, currently in residence with Ars Nova’s Makers Lab. Recent plays include Dog Gone Day (BAX Artist-in-Residence), Sugar Shack (La MaMa Club), War Lesbian (Dixon Place Residency & Commission) and has developed work with the Bushwick Starr, York College, JACK, Prelude Festival, Target Margin Lab, and Asian American Writer’s Workshop. She is a recipient of the New Dramatists Van Lier Fellowship, is a member of the New Georges Jam, and Interstate 73. She teaches at NYU. BFA NYU Tisch, MFA Brooklyn College. harunalee.com
MOLLY BEACH MURPHY
Molly Beach Murphy is a playwright and director from Galveston, Texas. Plays include: Cowboy Bob; Big Bend in the Red Dirt Desert; Molly Murphy & Neil deGrasse Tyson On Our Last Day On Earth. Her work has been developed at New York Theatre Workshop Adelphi Residency, Ars Nova Project Residency, Fresh Ground Pepper, Williamstown Theatre Festival, NYMF, Incubator Arts Project, The Habitat, Signature Theatre, New Georges Affiliated Artist. Molly will be a 2017 First Stage Artist in Resident at the Drama League to develop her newest play GALVESTON. BFA: Southern Methodist University. www.mollybeachmurphy.com
Gabrielle is a playwright/director based in New York and New Orleans. She is a founding member of Underbelly and director of Brooklyn Yard. Gab has developed work with Page 73, Sundance Theatre Lab, Clubbed Thumb/Playwrights Horizons, the Orchard Project and the Ingram New Works Lab among others. She is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, a Core Writer with the Playwrights Center, former NNPN Playwright-in-Residence at Southern Rep and currently under commission from the EST/Sloan Project and New Plays at Barnard.
Sarah Sander’s work has been developed/produced at Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Columbia University, |the claque|, DC Arts Center, Florida Studio Theatre, Kennedy Center, Lark, NYSF, the Public Theater, Raven Theater, among others. She’s a New Georges Affiliated Artist and alumni of the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group, Dramatist Guild Fellowship and P73’s Interstate 73. Residencies: MacDowell, Millay and SPACE at Ryder Farm. MFA: University of Iowa.
SUSAN SOON HE STANTON
Susan Soon He Stanton is originally from the consonant-free town of Aiea, Hawai‘i. Her work has appeared at Clubbed Thumb, East West Players, Playwrights Horizons, Kennedy Center, The Flea, Honolulu Theater For Youth, Southern Rep, Joe’s Pub, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Perry Mansfield, and others. She is a two-time Sundance Institute’s Theater Lab Resident. She is an alumna of The Civilians R&D Group, Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group, SoHo Rep Writer-Director Lab, The Women’s Project Lab, and Hedgebrook. Awards and honors include Kilroy’s List 2015 & 2016, a Susan Smith Blackburn nomination, Po’okela Award for best new play, and a NET Partnership Grant with Satori Group. BFA: NYU Tisch, MFA: Yale School of Drama.