March 27th, 2014

Q&A from Application Info Session

Thanks to everyone who made it out for our Application Info Session on Tuesday! We enjoyed mingling with a roomful of talented folk – did we hear someone tweet #playwrightmingle? – and diving into your questions about the 2015 application.

You can find a hand-out of the basic information here and answers from Michael Walkup, Rachel Karpf and 2013 Fellow Caroline V. McGraw below:

Should my Letter of Intent be one continuous essay or should I answer each question individually?

In the 400 applications we received last year, we saw successful – and unsuccessful – versions of both. Whether you decide to write a seamless essay or divide and conquer based on the prompts, what’s most important is that you do address each question specifically. Use these questions to show us you possess self-awareness about where you’re at as an artist and in your career and how Page 73 can serve you best. Original, thoughtful answers will stand out over boilerplate letters of intent.

Question 4 in the Letter of Intent asks you to choose in which Page 73 programs you’re interested. Does it hurt me to apply to all of the programs?

No, apply to any and all the programs you want! Tell us how each program can best support you as a playwright. Make sure you understand the resources associated with each opportunity by reading the application and our website.

In Question 5, Page 73 asks what play you would like to write and why. What’s the importance of this question in the Letter of Intent?

Don’t worry, it’s not a trick question! We don’t require you to write the play you propose if you participate in one of our 2015 programs. What we’re focusing on here is fleshing out your artistic vision. Our first prompt, “Tell us about yourself as a playwright,” opens the letter with an introduction of yourself as an artist, and Question 5 gives you the opportunity to illustrate how you would translate your point-of-view and artistic goals in a new project.

Do you consider demographics in your selection process? I noticed your past two Fellows were women. Does that mean it’s time for a man?

No! We are most excited to support talented playwrights who need our specific resources to help launch their careers, and we know these playwrights come from all backgrounds. The bottom line is that our next Fellow will be the writer who excites us, challenges us, and is ready to use the resources of the Fellowship to take a significant stride forward in his or her career.

We keep the hassle of applying as low as possible — applications are online and free. We encourage everyone to apply!

Do I need to have studied theatre in school or have received an MFA in playwriting?

No, absolutely not. The only important note on continuing education is that applicants are ineligible if enrolled in a degree/certificate program at the time of participation. (The idea being those writers currently have a network of resources through their school, and we seek to provide resources for those who don’t have that!)

As Page 73’s 2013 Fellow, Caroline, did you work on exactly what you set out in your application?

Nope. And that was fine. There are about 7 months between the application due date and choosing the fellow, and a lot can change in 7 months! The Fellowship responds to where you’re at and what you need to work on the project at hand.

If you keep the questions coming, we’ll post feedback! You can email Rachel Karpf with questions about the 2015 application. Check back here for regular updates, and APPLY!

February 18th, 2014

Information Session about Page 73′s Annual Application

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.

February 4th, 2014

Announcing the 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellow

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.

February 4th, 2014

Introducing the 2014 Members of I73

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.

JONATHAN CARENJonathan Caren’s plays include The Recommendation (I.A.M.A, The Flea, The Old Globe, Craig Noel Award for Best New Play, NAACP Theater Award Nominee, MTC 7@7), The Morning the Sun Fell Down (MTC 7@7), Let Me Go (Rattlestick Fest, JPP), Catch the Fish (Most Outstanding Play, NY Fringe), The Venerable Raman Gupta (Flea First Look Series), and the forthcoming Need to Know. His work has been developed at theaters across the country including Manhattan Theatre Club, Ensemble Studio Theater, Ars Nova, Roundabout Underground, The Pasadena Playhouse, Keen Company, Woodshed Ensemble, and Berkshire Playwrights Lab, as well as developmentally at The Lark, New York Stage and Film, The Jewish Plays Project, Partial Comfort, in The Samuel French OOB Festival, and at The Old Vic in London.

He is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, a Dramatist Guild Fellow, a New York Stage and Film Founders Award winner, a member of the TS Eliot Old Vic/New Voices Network, a two time recipient of a fellowship to SPACE on Ryder Farm, a two-time Lecomte du Nouy Prize winner, and a recipient of the Theater Publicus Prize for Dramatic Fiction. Additionally, he was a finalist for the Laurents/Hatcher Award, a nominee for the Otis Guernsey New American Playwrights Award, and a finalist for The Sundance Theater Lab and The Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab.

Jonathan is a graduate of The Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at The Juilliard School and Vassar College, where he studied mythology and religion. He’s a proud member of the downtown New York theater company Partial Comfort and originally hails from Los Angeles.

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.

January 21st, 2014

Grounded Post-Show Event: Jan. 23 panel discussion on America’s Drone Wars

 

New Grounded Post-Show Event

Thursday, January 23

Panel Discussion: America’s Drone Wars

with Bob Dreyfuss (The Nation contributing editor), Sarah E. Kreps (government and law professor),and Hina Shamsi (director of the ACLU National Security Project)

moderated by investigative journalist and author Michelle Shephard

Audience members at the Thursday, January 23rd performance of Grounded are invited to join us for an exciting post-show panel conversation. Michelle Shephard, investigative journalist and author of Decade of Fear: Reporting from Terrorism’s Grey Zone, will moderate a discussion with panelists Bob Dreyfuss (The Nation contributing editor), Sarah E. Kreps (author of the forthcoming book Drone Warfare), and Hina Shamsi (director of the ACLU National Security Project) on America’s drone wars. Our panel of experts will discuss current questions on the American military’s use of remotely piloted aircraft, a focal point of Grounded, and the issues raised by this new type of warfare.

NewHeader-Small    Bob Dreyfuss is an independent, investigative journalist based in Cape May, New Jersey, and New York City specializing in politics and national security. He is a contributing editor at The Nation, and his blog appears daily at TheNation.com. In the past, he has written extensively for Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, The American Prospect, The New Republic, and many other magazines, and he has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including the PBS Newshour, Fox News, MSNBC, Democracy Now!, and many others. He has traveled widely and reported from Iran, Vietnam, China, and Tanzania. He is the author of Devil’s Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam. He graduated from Columbia University.

Sarah E. Kreps is an assistant professor in the department of government at Cornell University and an adjunct professor at Cornell Law School. She is the author of Coalitions of Convenience: United States Military Interventions after the Cold War (Oxford University Press, 2011).  She received her BA from Harvard University, her MSc from Oxford University, and her PhD from Georgetown University. Before going to graduate school, Dr. Kreps served as an acquisitions and foreign area officer in the United States Air Force.  She is the author of the forthcoming book Drone Warfare.

Hina Shamsi is director of the American Civil Liberties Union National Security Project, which is dedicated to ensuring that U.S. counterterrorism policies and practices do not violate the Constitution or the United States’ obligations under international law. She is litigating the ACLU’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the U.S. government’s killing of three U.S. citizens in Yemen in 2011. She has litigated numerous cases relating to post-9/11 torture, unlawful detention, discrimination against racial and religious minorities, and the freedoms of speech and association. Shamsi teaches a Columbia Law School course on international human rights, and has monitored and reported on the military commissions at Guantánamo Bay. She previously directed Human Rights First’s Law & Security Program, and also served as senior advisor to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions.

Michelle Shephard (moderator) is an award-winning investigative journalist who has focused on issues of terrorism, security, and civil rights in the twelve years since the 9/11 attacks. Her reporting as The Toronto Star‘s national security reporter has taken her through Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan and 26 times to the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In Yemen, she was among the first journalists to examine and question the covert U.S. drone program. Shephard is the author of two books, Decade of Fear: Reporting from Terrorism’s Grey Zone (2011) and Guantanamo’s Child: The Untold Story of Omar Khadr (2008). She is currently producing and co-directing two documentaries on Guantanamo detainees that will be released in 2014.

 

November 13th, 2013

David Jenkins’ Interstate 73 Reading

Pinewood

by David Jenkins
directed by Davis McCallum
Monday, Nov. 18 4PM
311 W 43rd St, 8th Floor

Click here to RSVP for your free seats to David’s reading!

 

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Daniel Worth returns home. In the middle of the night. Unannounced. After a two-year absence. Wearing an expensive suit. His mom and dad have missed him. His sister would like to kill him. None of them can quite agree on their family myth or the state of their finances. A strange comedy about the ghost that remains as a family ages and irrevocably drifts apart.
Reserve your free seats to PINEWOOD!
David Jenkins is a New York based playwright, producer, and founding member / Artistic Director of Human Animals. His first play, middlemen, was produced in New York in 2009 (Human Animals) and premiered in Santiago, Chile in the spring of 2011. It will be produced by NJ Rep in 2013 and at the Oslo International Theater in Norway in 2014. Human Animals’ production of his latest play, Post Office, was named one of “The Top Ten Off-Off Broadway Productions of 2011” by Paper Magazine. As an actor, he has worked extensively in Chicago’s storefront theaters and on stages throughout the country, including San Francisco’s ACT and Yale Rep. He holds an MFA from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, where he was the proud recipient of the Paul Walker Scholarship. Jenkins‘s plays include: middlemen, Small Claims, Post Office, and Laissez-Faire. He is currently teaching scene study at New York State’s Fishkill Correctional Facility in collaboration with Rehabilitation Through the Arts.

November 4th, 2013

I73 Readings from Meghan Deans + David Jenkins

Dear Friends,

We are delighted to share the latest readings from our ongoing work with the talented members of the 2013 Interstate 73 writers group: Meghan Deans’ Ashore and David Jenkins’ Pinewood. Meghan and David have been refining these pieces in our bimonthly meetings, and we’re looking forward to hearing them with you.

See you on November 11 and 18 — just click here to RSVP for your free seats. And stay tuned for our next big announcement…

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A Page 73 reading of
Ashore

by Meghan Deans

directed by Colette Robert

with Heidi Armbruster, Caroline Hewitt, Elena McGhee, Chris Stack, and Jack Wetherall

Monday, Nov. 11 7PM

520 8th Ave, 3rd Floor

When Theodosia Burr shipwrecked on the shores of North Carolina in 1813, she was dead — until a woman with an otherworldly power offered her the opportunity to live a new life, far from the influence of Theodosia’s notorious father. Years later, a man turns up with a message from New York, and Theodosia must decide if she’ll defend the home she’s created, or lose it all to protect what she loves.

 

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A Page 73 reading of
Pinewood

by David Jenkins

directed by Davis McCallum

Monday, Nov. 18 4PM

311 W 43rd St, 8th Floor

Daniel Worth returns home. In the middle of the night. Unannounced. After a two-year absence. Wearing an expensive suit. His mom and dad have missed him. His sister would like to kill him. None of them can quite agree on their family myth or the state of their finances. A strange comedy about the ghost that remains as a family ages and irrevocably drifts apart.

 

Reserve your free seats to ASHORE and PINEWOOD!

Meghan Deans is the author of the plays Ashore, Internet Famous, and The Hundred Year Flood. She is the recipient of an E.S.T./Sloan grant, an alumna of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood Writers Group, and was a finalist for the 2011 Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission. She also demolished the competition at the 2012 Studio 42 Unproducible Smackdown. BA: Eugene Lang College. Raised: Lansing, New York.

 

David Jenkins is a New York based playwright, producer, and founding member / Artistic Director of Human Animals. His first play, middlemen, was produced in New York in 2009 (Human Animals) and premiered in Santiago, Chile in the spring of 2011. It will be produced by NJ Rep in 2013 and at the Oslo International Theater in Norway in 2014. Human Animals’ production of his latest play, Post Office, was named one of “The Top Ten Off-Off Broadway Productions of 2011” by Paper Magazine. As an actor, he has worked extensively in Chicago’s storefront theaters and on stages throughout the country, including San Francisco’s ACT and Yale Rep. He holds an MFA from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, where he was the proud recipient of the Paul Walker Scholarship. Jenkins‘s plays include: middlemen, Small Claims, Post Office, and Laissez-Faire. He is currently teaching scene study at New York State’s Fishkill Correctional Facility in collaboration with Rehabilitation Through the Arts.

October 14th, 2013

Workshop Reading by 2013 Fellow Caroline V. McGraw

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Dear Friends,

We’re delighted to present a reading of the newest work by our 2013 P73 Playwriting Fellow, Caroline V. McGraw. Caroline has been working on several projects this year as the Fellow, including Ultimate Beauty Bible, which she’s also developed in part through Interstate 73 and our Summer Residency. We’re so proud to share the first reading of this play with you!

 

Ultimate Beauty Bible

by Caroline V. McGraw
directed by Stephen Brackett

with Cassie Beck, Ben Graney, Ryan McCarthy, Maureen Sebastian, Erin Wilhelmi, and Ariel Woodiwiss

The pages of Crimp magazine are filled with put-together women living their lives to the fullest. The editorial offices are filled with something quite different. Ultimate Beauty Bible is a dark comedy about sex, death, accessories, city life, friendship, and lipstick — all the essentials for a fascinating existence.

Friday, October 18
3PM + 7PM

Dodger Atelier
311 West 43rd St
6th Floor

 

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Caroline V. McGraw is the 2013 P73 Playwriting Fellow. Her plays include The Bachelors, The Vaults, Tall Skinny Cruel Cruel Boys, Debut Track One Chord One Verse One (or, The Shed), The King Is Dead, and Trade. Her writing has been produced and developed around the country, including at the Cherry Lane Theatre by Young Playwrights Inc., the Abingdon by Highwire Theatre, Yale Cabaret, American University’s New Works Series, the Cleveland Play House Next Stage Festival, F*It Club/Interborough Rep, WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory, AracaWorks, Theatre4, the Intiman Theatre Festival/One Coast Collaboration, the Amoralists, Portland Center Stage, and Washington Ensemble Theatre, where Tall Skinny Cruel Cruel Boys had its world premiere in Spring 2013. She is the winner of the Young Playwrights Inc. National Festival and the AracaWorks Graduate Playwriting Award. She is a New Georges Affiliate Artist and member of the Jam. She has mentored and taught playwriting at Yale, Horizon Theatre, New Haven Co-op High School, and Wesleyan University. Caroline is a native of Cleveland Ohio, and a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College. She recently completed the MFA Playwriting program at the Yale School of Drama, where she studied with Paula Vogel.

 

Reserve your free seat HERE!

October 3rd, 2013

Announcing the 2014 Semifinalists!

In May we received applications from 400 playwrights – the most in Page 73′s history. After spending the summer immersed in new voices and exciting work, we are thrilled to announce the semifinalists for Page 73′s 2014 development programs!

Clare Barron

Alexander Borinsky

Jonathan Caren

Charise Castro Smith

Kimberly Davies

Gabriel Jason Dean

Meghan Deans

(Mashuq) Deen

Sarah Einspanier

Cory Finley

Sarah Gancher

Nick Gandiello

Diana Grisanti

David Jenkins

Kevin Kautzman

Andrew Kramer

Jerry Lieblich

Matthew Paul Olmos

Brian Otaño

Eric Pfeffinger

Gabrielle Reisman

Becca Schlossberg

Emily Schwend

Mark Sitko

Will Snider

Joe Waechter

These 26 writers are semifinalists for all of Page 73′s 2014 development programs: the P73 Playwriting Fellowship, the Interstate 73 writers group, and the Summer Residency at Yale. For more details on all programs, click here.

Our sincere thanks to all of this year’s talented applicants, and congratulations to the semifinalists!

September 16th, 2013

Kait Kerrigan’s Interstate 73 Reading

We’re delighted to resume our 2013 Interstate 73 writers group readings this fall by sharing the newest from playwright Kait Kerrigan. We hope you’ll join us on Monday, Sept 23 — tickets are free, but reservations required – RSVP here!

Later this fall we’ll be presenting work by Interstate 73 members Meghan Deans, David Jenkins, Stephen Brown, and our 2013 P73 Playwriting Fellow, Caroline V. McGraw!


Page 73 invites you to
an Interstate 73 reading of

Imaginary Love
by Kait Kerrigan
directed by Daniel Goldstein

with Jenni Barber, Stephen Barker Turner, Michael Esper, and Susannah Flood

Monday, Sept. 23, 6 PM
311 West 43rd St
Dodger Atelier, 6th Floor

Free – RSVP HERE!

Imaginary Love1 CropKara and Lyle were childhood friends and then lovers for almost 25 years. But now they’ve broken up. In a twist on the romantic comedy, Imaginary Love asks how much love matters in the face of real life.

1467613869_f88d66a814_zKait Kerrigan is a Brooklyn-based playwright, lyricist, and bookwriter. In 2006 her musical Henry and Mudge was produced by Theatreworks USA, and went on to win her the Kleban Award for Most Promising Librettist. Her work has been developed and performed internationally. Her plays include Disaster Relief, Imaginary Love, Transit and we have to hold hands. Her musicals, written with composer Brian Lowdermilk, include The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, Tales from the Bad Years, The Woman Upstairs, Wrong Number, The Freshman Experiment and the forthcoming Republic. Kerrigan is an alumna of Barnard College, and a member of ASCAP, the Dramatists Guild, and founding member of NewMusicalTheatre.com. For more information, visit www.kerrigan-lowdermilk.com.