January 30th, 2018

Announcing our 2018 P73 Playwriting Fellow

We are thrilled to announce our 2018 P73 Playwriting Fellow!

C.A. Johnson

 

Headshot in ColorC.A. is an incredibly talented playwright who we are proud to have selected for the fifteenth annual P73 Playwriting Fellowship. She will receive a $10,000 award and a development budget to use in collaboration with Page 73 throughout 2018. We will produce at least one public workshop for C.A. this year, and look forward to inviting you!

 
 
 

About C.A.
C.A. Johnson hails from Metairie Louisiana, but currently lives and writes in Queens. Her plays include Mother Tongue, The Climb, An American Feast, Waitin’ On the Moon, Elroy Learns His Name, and Thirst (2017 Kilroys List, PlayPenn Conference). She is a member of the 2017 Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm and a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center. She was previously The Lark’s 2016-17 Van Lier Playwriting Fellow, a 2016-2017 Dramatists Guild Fellow, and a member of The Civilians R&D Group. Her work has been developed with The Lark, Open Bar Theatricals, UC San Diego, The Dennis and Victoria Ross Foundation, and The Fire This Time Festival. Most recently, C.A.’s play An American Feast was developed with The Civilians and received a workshop production at Playwrights Horizons Theater School. BA: Smith College MFA: NYU. www.cajohnson.info

C.A.’s Writing In Her Own Words:
“If I have any one goal as a writer, it’s to write honestly about the lived lives of women. I have beliefs about those lives, about what it means to be socialized to care for others first (often to our own detriment). I also have beliefs about what it means to love a woman and what it means when a woman gives you her love—how that is no simple offering. So my plays often locate women in vastly different circumstances still tackling the same issues: self-actualization, locating and embracing brutal honesty, and loving without abandon. I like to imagine the impossible in my work, those sublime moments when a woman discovers her own truth and finds herself suddenly bare before an audience. I’m endlessly interested in what that nakedness can mean, how it is theatrical, and how it can teach us to be the best versions of ourselves, even when it kills us.”

From Producing Artistic Director Michael Walkup:
“C.A.’s Fellowship year with Page 73 will be a total joy. She is a remarkable playwright who I am proud to add to the roster of P73 Fellows. C.A.’s broad theatrical interests have resulted in an early body of work containing many genres and subjects. The common thread I applaud is the abundant empathy C.A. holds for every character she writes. Her stories pull you in for showing intricate and carefully wrought conflicts among disparate people, and she’ll hit you with a surprising shift or conclusion that sticks in your heart and mind long after the play ends.”

Congratulations also to the 2018 Fellowship Finalists: Will Arbery, Emily Feldman, L. Feldman, and Gina Femia.

January 30th, 2018

Announcing the 2018 Members of Interstate 73

We are thrilled to announce the nine members of our 2018 Interstate 73 Writers Group!

Eleanor Burgess
Emily Feldman
Amina Henry

Darrel Alejandro Holnes
Daniel K. Isaac
Michael R. Jackson
Gordon Leary
Julia Meinwald
Gary Winter

 


Eleanor BurgessELEANOR BURGESS

Eleanor Burgess’s plays include The Niceties (Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Portland Stage), Chill (Merrimack Repertory Theatre), Start Down (Alliance Theatre, Centenary Stage Company), and These Dying Generations. She is currently a 2050 Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop and a member of The Civilians R&D Group, and has also been a playwriting fellow at Huntington Theatre Company and the recipient of an EST/Sloan Commission. She grew up in Massachusetts, studied history at Yale College, and completed the M.F.A in Dramatic Writing at NYU/Tisch. www.eleanorburgess.com


Emily Feldman SMALLEREMILY FELDMAN

Emily’s work has been developed by The Playwrights’ Center, Colt Coeur, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Magic Theatre, The Alliance Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, and The Playwrights Realm. Emily was a 2016 Alliance/Kendeda finalist and a 2017 Winner of the Ashland New Plays Festival. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at The Atlantic Center for the Arts, a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference and is a member of The Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm. Emily is the 2017/2018 Shank Playwright- in-Residence at Playwrights Horizons and a recent Jerome Fellow and Core Apprentice at The Playwrights’ Center. MFA in playwriting: UC San Diego. BA: Middlebury College.


amina-henry-hsAMINA HENRY

Amina Henry is a Brooklyn-based playwright. Productions include: Ducklings at JACK, The Animals at JACK (developed with The Brooklyn Generator), Happily Ever at Brooklyn College, An American Family Takes a Lover at Theater for the New City, Water produced by Drama of Works and The Minstrel Show, produced as part of the 2013 Bring a Weasel and a Pint of Your Own Blood Festival at 13th Street Theater/CSC (NYC). Her work has been developed by and/or presented at: The New Group, The Flea, Clubbed Thumb, National Black Theater, Barefoot Theater, Little Theater at Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR), Kitchen Dog Theater (Dallas, TX) and Interrobang Theatre (Baltimore, MD), among others. She has been a participant in Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers, Page 73’s Interstate 73 writers group and and is currently a member of Ars Nova’s emerging writers group. She is also a recipient of an Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Space Grant. For somewhat up-to-date information, go to aminahenry.wordpress.com.

 

Darrel HolnesDARREL ALEJANDRO HOLNES

Darrel Alejandro Holnes’s plays have won him various awards including the Best New Play award from Wichita State University, the Farrar Prize in Playwriting at the University of Michigan and various grants including a Kitchen Theater Company New Play Development Grant and an Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Production Grant. They have been presented as part of the Kennedy Center for the Arts College Theater Festival and the NOW African Playwrights Festival. His play TRIGGER was a recent finalist for the Princess Grace Award, his play STARRY NIGHT was a recent finalist for the Van Lier Fellowship from The Lark Play Development Center, and his other plays have been developed in residency at the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the MFA Convening Residency at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and elsewhere. He has presented work at the National Black Theater, Second Stage Theater, Kitchen Theater Company, and elsewhere nationwide. He is also a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, the Musical Theatre Factory’s POC Roundtable, the Stillwater Writers Workshop, Page 73’s Interstate 73 writers’ group, and is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Playwriting at Medgar Evers College and teaches playwriting at New York University. Follow him @blackboytraveljoy and learn more.

 

Daniel K. Isaac Headshot SMALLERDANIEL K. ISAAC

Daniel K. Isaac is an actor and writer based in New York City. You can currently see him on the small screen as ‘Ben Kim’ in Showtime’s “Billions.” Daniel co-wrote and stars in “According To My Mother” which was awarded the NYTVF Best Drama & Best Actor, and further developed at the Inaugural Sundance New Voices Lab. www.AccordingToMyMother.com. Daniel is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood and a Lambda Literary Playwriting Fellow. Finalist: Van Lier New Voices Fellowship and Van Lier Fellowship in Acting. Training: UCSD, BADA. www.DanielKIsaac.com


MJ headshotMICHAEL R. JACKSON

Michael R. Jackson holds a BFA and MFA in playwriting and Musical Theatre Writing from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He wrote book, music, and lyrics for the musical A Strange Loop and White Girl In Danger. He is an alum of the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony, the Ars Nova Uncharted Writers Group, and is a Sundance Theatre Institute Composer Fellow. He is 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient, a 2017 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award Winner, a 2016-2017 Dramatist Guild Fellow, the 2017 Williamstown Theatre Festival Playwright-In-Residence, and has commissions from UARTS and LCT3.


Gordon Leary 2015 headshotGORDON LEARY

Gordon Leary is a Brooklyn-based bookwriter and lyricist. Musicals with composer Julia Meinwald include The Loneliest Girl In the World (2018 Diversionary Theatre), REB+VoDKa+ME (2017 Yale Institute), The Magnificent Seven (2016 Dixon Place), Something Blue (2014 NYTB), and Pregnancy Pact (2012 Weston Playhouse). Other musicals include Cheer Wars (2009 Richard Rodgers Award; Karlan Judd, composer) and Across the River (2013 Seoul Musical Festival; Hyun Rim Kim, composer). Gordon has developed work with the Dramatists Guild Fellows, NAMT, Ars Nova’s Uncharted, The Civilians’ R&D Group, Fresh Ground Pepper’s Playground Playgroup, Musical Theatre Factory, and the 92Y Musical Theatre Development Lab. BA: Vassar. MFA: NYU GMTWP.


Julia_Meinwald_016JULIA MEINWALD

Julia’s musicals include Pregnancy Pact, The Loneliest Girl in the World, REB+VoDKa+ME, The Magnificent Seven, Something Blue and Elevator Heart. She and her collaborator Gordon Leary write aggressively empathetic shows that help them understand completely foreign points of view, like Anita Bryant’s anti-gay-rights crusade, online fan communities that formed around high school shooters, and groups of teenage girls who decide to get pregnant together.  Julia’s work has been produced at the Weston Playhouse and Diversionary Theatre, and developed through awesome groups like Ars Nova, the Civilians, Fresh Ground Pepper, the Dramatists Guild, 92Y, and exciting acronyms like MTF, NAMT, NYMF, and YIMT.  www.juliameinwald.com.

 

GaryWinter_Retouched (1) SMALLGARY WINTER

Gary Winter was a member of OBIE-Award winning 13P. His plays have been produced at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville (2015 Heideman Award), P.S. 122, The Brick, The Flea, The Chocolate Factory, Defunkt Theater, HERE, Beth Soll Dance Co., and the Cherry Lane Alternative. Support from The New Group, Playwrights Horizons. JPP, EST, MacDowell, YADDO. Gary received a Spielberg Righteous Person’s Fellowship to study Eastern European Jewry in Krakow, Poland. Currently Gary works with the Petey Greene program tutoring incarcerated youths awaiting trial. Sometimes he goes fly fishing, MFA-NYU.

 

November 29th, 2017

Announcing our 2018 Semifinalists!

We are thrilled to announce the 16 semifinalists for the 2018 P73 Playwriting Fellowship!

We look forward to reading more from these writers who stood out from among a field of over 400 applicants. Finalists for the Fellowship, as well as members of our 2018 Interstate 73 writers group, will be announced later this winter!

Will Arbery
Benjamin Benne
Eleanor Burgess
Milo Cramer
Ryan Dowler
Emily Feldman
L Feldman
Gina Femia
Geraldine Inoa
C. A. Johnson
Ted Malawer
Divya Mangwani
Stav Palti-Negev
Andrew Saito
Charly Evon Simpson
Celine Song

 

Arbery, WillWILL ARBERY

Will Arbery is a playwright + performer from Texas + Wyoming. His plays have been developed at Clubbed Thumb, Ojai Playwrights Conference, The New Group, EST/Youngblood, The Bushwick Starr, Alliance/Kendeda, White Heron Theatre, and Tofte Lake Center. His dance work has been seen at Pioneer Works, The Watermill Center, and MCA Chicago. His play Wheelchair is forthcoming from 3 Hole Press in 2018. He grew up the only boy among seven sisters. willarbery.com

 

Benne, BenjaminBENJAMIN BENNE

Benjamin Benne is a McKnight Fellow in Playwriting at the Playwrights’ Center and was previously a Many Voices Fellow. He is the winner of a Chesley/Bumbalo Playwriting Award and Wurlitzer Foundation Residency, runner-up for the National Latino Playwriting Award, and a finalist for the Princess Grace Award, O’Neill NPC, and BAPF. His plays have been developed/produced with Two River Theater, Seattle Repertory, A Contemporary Theatre, Pillsbury House Theatre, and The Lark’s Playwrights’ Week, among others.  www.benjaminbenne.com

 

Burgess, Eleanor smallerELEANOR BURGESS

Eleanor Burgess’s plays include The Niceties (Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Portland Stage), Chill (Merrimack Repertory Theatre), Start Down (Alliance Theatre, Centenary Stage Company), and These Dying Generations. She is currently a 2050 Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop and a member of The Civilians R&D Group, and has also been a playwriting fellow at Huntington Theatre Company and the recipient of an EST/Sloan Commission. She grew up in Massachusetts, studied history at Yale College, and completed the M.F.A in Dramatic Writing at NYU/Tisch. www.eleanorburgess.com

 

Cramer, MiloMILO CRAMER

Milo Cramer’s play Cute Activist will premiere this January at the Bushwick Starr in association with Clubbed Thumb. Other works include: Apology Circle (Ars Nova’s PlayGroup, Space on Ryder Farm), Business Ideas, (Mabou Mines,) and Minor Character, co-created with New Saloon Theater Company (co-founder), presented at The Invisible Dog, the Sharon Playhouse, and The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival. Milo is an alumni of SoHo Rep’s Writer/Director Lab, and under commission from Playwrights Horizons.

 

ryandowler3RYAN DOWLER

Ryan Dowler is from San Angelo, Texas. He is an alumnus of the OBIE and Drama Desk Award-winning writer’s group, Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theatre. Two of his full-length plays—Stiff and The Gratifications —were produced during his time with Youngblood. His work has been developed or presented at Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Flea, Hyde Park Theatre, DC Source, Cherry Lane Theater, Main Street Stage, and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. www.ryan-dowler.com

 

feldman headshot smallerEMILY FELDMAN

Emily’s work has been developed by The Playwrights’ Center, Colt Coeur, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Magic Theatre, The Alliance Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, and The Playwrights Realm. She has been an Alliance/Kendeda finalist, Ashland New Play Festival Winner, and a member of The Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm. Emily is a recent Jerome Fellow at The Playwrights’ Center and earned her MFA in playwriting at UC San Diego and her BA at Middlebury College.

 

Feldman, Lauren smallerL FELDMAN

L Feldman is a playwright, deviser, professor, and a circus performer and dramaturg. Plays: THRIVE // ANOTHER KIND OF SILENCE // AMANUENSIS // THE EGG-LAYERS // A PEOPLE // GRACE, OR THE ART OF CLIMBING. She has been nominated for the Wendy Wasserstein Prize, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award, New York Innovative Theatre Award, and the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award. A proud member of Orbiter 3, she’s based in Philadelphia. www.laurenfeldman.com

 

Femia, GinaGINA FEMIA

Gina Femia’s plays have been developed/presented at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Great Plains Theatre Conference, New Georges, Dixon Place, and Pipeline Theatre.  She is an alum of EST/Youngblood, a member of Lather, Rinse, Repeat, New Georges Affiliated Artist, & New York Madness Company Member. She’s received residencies with NTI at the O’Neill, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Fresh Ground Pepper and has been nominated for the Kilroys List, the Doric Wilson Award and Cherry Lane Theatre Mentor Project. www.femiagina.com

 

Inoa, Geraldine smallerGERALDINE INOA

Geraldine Inoa is a member of The Public Theater’s 2016-17 Emerging Writers Group. Her play Reckonings: Furies from a New Queer Nation will be developed through the Atlantic Theater Company’s Amplified Reading Series. Her play Scraps was developed at the Labyrinth Theater Company and was a semifinalist for the O’Neill. She was a finalist for the 2017 Van Lier New Voices Fellowship at the Lark. BA: NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study. www.geraldineinoa.com


Headshot in ColorC.A. JOHNSON

C. A. Johnson is a playwright from New Orleans, Louisiana. Her plays include Thirst (Kilroys List 2017), The Climb, Waitin’ On The Moon, Mother Tongue, and Elroy Learns His Name.  Her work has been developed with the generous support of The Lark, SPACE on Ryder Farm, the Playwrights Center, and PlayPenn National Conference. She is an alumna of the Dramatists Guild Fellowship and The Civilians R & D Group. BA: Smith College MFA: NYU.
www.cajohnson.info


Malawer, TedTED MALAWER

Ted Malawer is a 2017 graduate of Juilliard’s Playwriting program and a story editor on NBC’s Rise. Ted received the Kennedy Center’s Blanche and Irving Laurie Award, and his plays have been developed at MCC, Atlantic Theater Company, and The Chance in Anaheim, where he’s the Playwright-in-Residence. Ted has published six novels and sold a TV pilot to Freeform with producers Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Seller. A former opera singer, Ted is a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and a graduate of the Columbia University-Juilliard Exchange Program, and received his Masters from Fordham University.


Divya Mangwani pictureDIVYA MANGWANI

Divya Mangwani is a playwright from Pune, India, based in New York. She was the Artistic Director of Moonbeam Factory Theatre, where she wrote and directed plays that were staged in Pune, Mumbai, Chennai, Goa, Singapore and Glasgow. Her play One, Two, Three won best play, best script, best director and audience vote at the international Short+Sweet Festival. She is currently a member of the Pipeline Theatre’s Playlab. MFA: Tisch, NYU.


Palti-Negev, StavSTAV PALTI-NEGEV

Stav Palti-Negev’s works have been developed/performed at The Public Theater, The Flea Theater, Red Theater (Chicago), The Studio Theater, Beer Sheva Fringe Theater, Asylum Arts, Israel International Exposure and GLZ Radio among others. Produced: Israel Fringe Theater Festival (Acco), Tmuna Theater (Tel-Aviv), Nazareth Theater. Awards: 2014 Best Play Award Israel Fringe Theater Festival. Stav is a 2017 fellow at The Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group. BFA: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, MFA: NYU Tisch.


Saito, AndrewANDREW SAITO

Andrew Saito was Andrew W. Mellon Resident Playwright at The Cutting Ball Theater, which produced his plays Krispy Kritters in the Scarlett Night and Mount Misery: A Comedy of Enhanced Interrogations.  A Fulbright Scholar in Papua New Guinea, he has collaborated with Peruvian theatre collective Yuyachkani, and developed work with Victory Gardens, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Crowded Fire, East West Players, Playwrights Center (Minneapolis), Bay Area Playwrights Festival, among others.  Until recently, he lived in Cuba.  andrewsaito.weebly.com


Simpson, Charly EvonCHARLY EVON SIMPSON

Charly Evon Simpson’s plays include Jump, Scratching the Surface, Hottentotted, and While We Wait. She’s a member of the 2017 Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm and 17/18 Clubbed Thumb Early Career Writers’ Group and is working on commissions from EST/Sloan, The Flea, The Pack, and The Movement/NYU. She’s an alumna of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood, Pipeline Theatre Company’s PlayLab, and Fresh Ground Pepper’s PlayGround PlayGroup. BA: Brown. MSt: Oxford. MFA: Hunter College. www.charlyevonsimpson.com

 

Song, CelineCELINE SONG

Celine Song is a member of the Public Theater’s 2016-2017 Emerging Writers Group, a member of Ars Nova’s 2014-2015 Play Group, and Playwrights Realm’s 2017-2018 Writing Fellow. Her play Endlings was a part of the Kilroys list 2017, and Tom & Eliza was a semifinalist for the 2016 Relentless Award. She has been awarded residencies from: the Millay Colony, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Edward F. Albee Foundation. She holds an M.F.A. from Columbia. http://celinesong.tumblr.com/

October 17th, 2017

Cast announced for CREAM! reading

 

The cast has officially been announced for Page 73’s readings of CREAM! by John J. Caswell, Jr., the 2017 P73 Playwriting Fellow. The weeklong new play lab culminates in two readings at Theater for the New City, both of which are free and open to the public. The readings will take place on Thursday, October 19 at 7pm and Friday, October 20 at 4pm.

CREAM! follows Lotta and Laszlo, the owners of a bakery who refuse to cater gay weddings, as they attempt to rehabilitate their reputation — and save their business — on an over-the-top reality show called “Cream!” A talking Cake, tap dancers, and Jesus Himself weigh in as Lotta and Laszlo set themselves on a perilous path to redemption charted by “Cream!”‘s Puckish host, Michael Samantha.

CREAM! will be directed by Dustin Wills (Orange Julius). The cast will include Constance Shulman (“Orange is the New Black”), Molly Bernard (“Younger”), David Ryan Smith (One Man, Two Guvnors), Jose Joaquin Perez (In A Word), Christopher Guy Bannow (The Hairy Ape), Mitchell Winter (“I, Robot”) and Alesandra Nahodil (The Mysteries).

Admission to both readings is free and open to the public. Tickets must be reserved in advance here. Requests to be placed on the waitlist if readings sell out can be sent to caitlin@page73.org.

September 29th, 2017

Fall 2017 Season Announcement

 

Susan StantonToday Is My Birthday, by Susan Soon He Stanton

We are so excited to announce that our Fall 2017 production will be the world premiere of Susan Soon He Stanton’s new play, Today Is My Birthday, directed by Kip Fagan. Performances begin on Tuesday, November 28 at the New Ohio Theatre for a limited run through December 23, 2017. Opening Night is December 7, 2017.

Today Is My Birthday follows Emily, a would-be writer, who retreats home to O’ahu after Manhattan finally gets the best of her. Trading one island for another doesn’t help, though, and when she stumbles into a gig as an actor on a shock-jock radio dating show, she finds herself strangely determined to turn fantasy into reality. Told through a playful mixture of phone calls, voicemails, and live radio spots, Today Is My Birthday is a comedy about loneliness in the age of connection.

Our premiere is the culmination of a years-long collaboration between Susan and Kip, who began developing the play together at the Sundance Institute Theater Lab in 2015. Sound designer Palmer Hefferan (Orange Julius) has also been with the team since that time designing the complicated sound for a play told entirely through technological devices – whether that’s characters speaking on the phone, checking their
voicemails, talking through an apartment buzzer, or playing a role on a radio show.

Today Is My Birthday was on the 2015 Kilroys List, and earned Susan one of three inaugural Venturous Playwrights Fellowships from the Lark, a $50,000 prize for Susan as well as additional funds to support this world premiere. Full design team and cast will be announced at a later date.

Susan Soon He Stanton’s plays include Today Is My Birthday; We, the Invisibles; Takarazuka!!! (Clubbed Thumb Summerworks); Cygnus (Women’s Project Lab); The Things Are Against Us (Washington Ensemble Theater), and Navigator (Honolulu Theater for Youth). Most recently, she worked in London as a staff writer for the TV series Succession on HBO. She is a member of Page 73’s 2017 Interstate 73 writers group, a two-time Sundance Institute Theater Lab Resident Playwright, and an alumna of the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group, SoHo Rep Writer-Director Lab, and The Women’s Project Lab, among other writers groups. Her work has been included on the Kilroy’s List in 2015, ’16, and ’17, and she was recently awarded the Leah Ryan’s FEWW Award for We, The Invisibles as well as an inaugural Venturous Playwrights Fellowship for Today Is My Birthday. She received a Feature Film Development Grant and Screenwriting Award from the Sloan Foundation. Originally from Hawai‘i, Susan an holds a BFA from NYU Tisch’s Dramatic Writing program and an MFA from Yale School of Drama.

Kip Fagan has previously directed for Page 73 the 2010 world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s Jack’s Precious Moment and the 2012 musical workshop of Carlos Murillo’s A Thick Description of Harry Smith: Volume 1. Recent directing credits include: NYC: Zayd Dohrn’s The Profane, Heidi Schreck’s Grand Concourse (Playwrights Horizons); Jenny Rachel Weiner’s Kingdom Come (Roundabout Underground); Ike Holter’s Exit Strategy (Primary Stages); Jesse Eisenberg’s The Revisionist and Asuncion, Halley Feiffer’s How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them, Heidi Schreck’s There Are No More Big Secrets, Sheila Callaghan’s That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play (Rattlestick); Ariel Stess’s The World My Mama Raised and I’m Pretty Fucked Up, Sheila Callaghan’s Roadkill Confidential, Rachel Hoeffel’s Quail (Clubbed Thumb); Reggie Watts and Tommy Smith’s Radio Play (P.S. 122). Regional: Alliance, Long Wharf, Woolly Mammoth, Williamstown, Humana, George Street Playhouse, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, Marin Theatre Company, City Theatre. Taught and/or directed at Juilliard, NYU, SUNY Purchase, National Theatre Institute, Strasberg Center. NEA/TCG directing fellow, Clubbed Thumb affiliated artist, co-founder of Printer’s Devil in Seattle.

 

Caswell headshot smallCREAM!, by John J. Caswell, Jr.

As the P73 Playwriting Fellow, John J. Caswell, Jr. will receive a workshop of his play, CREAM!, directed by Dustin Wills (Orange Julius). The workshop will culminate in two readings of the play, October 19 and 20, which are free and open to the public (RSVP required – reservations will open in early October).

CREAM! follows the owners of a bakery who once refused to cater gay weddings as they attempt to rehabilitate their reputation on an over-the-top reality show. As Producing Artistic Director Michael Walkup stated, “The play is a raucous and insightful twist on the debate over individual religious liberties. We’ll be watching the Supreme Court grapple with this very issue this season. John’s play isn’t a straightforward dramatization of that argument – it’s a full-blown explosion of it, complete with tap dancers and talking cake.”

John J. Caswell, Jr. is the 2017 P73 Playwriting Fellow. He is a queer, Mexican-American playwright and director originally from Phoenix, AZ. He is also the Artistic Director of Progressive Theatre Workshop, a company that has made plays for the past ten years. He has developed and shown work across Arizona and in New York City at HERE, Dixon Place, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, Primary Stages, and more. His work has been named a finalist for the 2016 Princess Grace Award, the 2017 O’Neill NPC, the Woodward Newman Drama Award, and the 2017 Impact Residency at The Drama League. His plays are frequently cited as examples of queer-themed theatre, most recently referenced in articles appearing in Theatre Topics, The International Journal of the Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, and the European Journal of Comparative American Studies. Included as a consummate demonstration of auto-ethnographic theatre, his play SHOTS: A Love Story was published as part of Johnny Saldaña’s book Ethnotheatre: Research From Page to Stage published by Left Coast Press.

Dustin Wills is an NYC-based theatre director. Recent projects include Orange Julius by Basil Kreimendahl with Page 73 and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Frontieres Sans Frontieres by Phillip Howze at the Bushwick Starr, a new musical with Kate Tarker and Dan Schlosberg called AWFUL EVENT!, and ongoing work on a trio of short Lorca plays. Dustin has worked with The Foundry Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Ars Nova, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkeley Rep, Echo Theatre, Yale Rep, Berkshire Theatre Group, Lark Play Development Center, Paper Chairs, and Salvage Vanguard Theatre; created large-scale community puppet projects with Creative Action; and devised new work for The English Theatre of Rome and Teatro L’Arciliuto in Rome, Italy. He is a two-time recipient of the Princess Grace Award for Theatre, a Drama League and Boris Sagal directing fellow, former artistic director of the Yale Summer Cabaret, and for a couple of years gave rogue tours of the Vatican. MFA: Yale School of Drama.

September 18th, 2017

Page 73 playwrights in 2017-18 seasons, around the country!

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Every Page 73 playwright is a new voice. Listen.

 

From our founding 20 years ago, Page 73 has established the careers of playwrights with astounding talent who deserve to be heard. Our work diversifies the roster of professional playwrights known and supported by theaters and audiences in New York and all across America. Our 2017-18 Alumni Map shows the impact Page 73 and our talented writers are having this season on the American theater.

Many of our writers’ professional productions this season are listed below. We’ll be updating periodically throughout the season as more productions are announced, and we hope if one of these is taking place near you, you’ll check it out! Please feel free to email us at info [at] page73.org if you hear of something that we haven’t listed here.

 

Opening January

Ngozi Anyanwu, 2016 Summer Residency
The Homecoming Queen, Atlantic Theatre Company, NYC. January 10 –  February 11, 2018

Jiehae Park, 2016 Interstate 73
Peerless, ArtsWest Playhouse, Seattle, WA. January 18 – February 11, 2018

MJ Kaufman, 2015 Summer Residency
Sensitive Guys, InterAct Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA. January 19 – February 11, 2018

George Brant, 2014 New York premiere of Grounded
Grounded, Dobama Theatre, Cleveland Heights, OH. January 19 – February 11, 2018

George Brant, 2014 New York premiere of Grounded
Marie and Rosetta, Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, OH. January 20 – February 11, 2018

Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, 2014 Interstate 73, 2017 Summer Residency
Draw the Circle, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, NYC. January 24 – February 18, 2018

Basil Kreimendahl, 2016 Summer Residency, 2017 New York premiere of Orange Julius
We’re Gonna Be Okay, American Theatre Company, Chicago, IL. January 25 March 4, 2018

George Brant, 2014 New York premiere of Grounded
Into the Breeches!, Trinity Rep, Providence, RI. January 25 – February 25, 2018

Clare Barron, 2014 Summer Residency, 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellow, 2014 world premiere of You Got Older
You Got Older, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, IL. Jan 25 – March 11, 2018

Quiara Alegria Hudes, 2005 P73 Playwriting Fellow, 2006 world premiere of Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue
Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue, Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, CA. January 27 – February 25, 2018

Quiara Alegria Hudes, 2005 P73 Playwriting Fellow, 2006 world premiere of Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue
Water By The Spoonful, Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, CA. January 31 – March 11, 2018

 

Opening February

Antoinette Nwandu, 2015 Summer Residency
BREACH: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate, Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago, IL. February 9 – March 11, 2018

Leah Nanako Winkler, 2015 Summer Residency, 2016 world premiere of Kentucky
Two Mile Hollow, Mixed Blood, Minneapolis, MN. February 16 – March 4, 2018

Cat Crowley, 2017 Interstate 73
House of Tomorrow, Boise Contemporary Theatre, Boise, ID. February 21 – March 10, 2018

 

Opening March

Cori Thomas, 2008-2009 Interstate 73, 2012 Summer Residency, Page2 workshop of Akosua Means Sunday (now titled Citizens Market)
Citizens Market, City Theatre Company, Pittsburgh, PA. March 3 – 25, 2018

George Brant, 2014 New York premiere of Grounded
Marie and Rosetta, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, OH. March 3 – 31, 2018

Mia Chung, 2017 Summer Residency
You for Me for You, Sideshow Theatre Company, Chicago, IL. March 4 – April 8, 2018

Alex Lubischer, 2016 Interstate 73
Bobbie Clearly, Roundabout, NYC. March 8 – May 20, 2018.

Quiara Alegria Hudes2005 P73 Playwriting Fellow, 2006 world premiere of Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue
Miss You Like Hell, The Public, New York, NY. March 20 – May 6, 2018

 

Opening April

Jason Grote (and Marisa Michelson), 2006 P73 Playwriting Fellow, 2007 New York premiere of 1001
One Thousand Nights and One Day, Prospect Theatre Company/59E59, NYC. April 3-29, 2018

Harrison Rivers, 2011-2012 Interstate 73
Five Points, Theater Latté Da, Minneapolis, MN. April 4 – May 6, 2018

Clare Barron, 2014 Summer Residency, 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellow, 2014 world premiere of You Got Older
Dance Nation, Playwrights Horizons, NYC. April 13 – May 27, 2018

Samuel D. Hunter, 2009 Summer Residency, 2010 New York premiere of Jack’s Precious Moment
The Whale, Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI. April 19 – 28, 2018

Hansol Jung, 2016 P73 Playwriting Fellow, 2016 Summer Residency
Cardboard Piano, International City Theatre, Long Beach, CA. April 19 – May 20, 2018.

Kara Lee Corthron, 2009 Summer Residency, 2007-2008 Interstate 73
Welcome to Fear City, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Kansas City, MO. April 28 – May 27, 2018

 

Opening May

Carlos Murillo, Page2 workshop of A Thick Description of Harry Smith (Volume One)
Diagram of a Paper Airplane, American Theatre Company, Chicago, IL. May 3 – June 10, 2018

Gabrielle Reisman, 2014 Summer Residency, 2015 Interstate 73, 2017 Interstate 73
Flood City, Theater Alliance, Washington, D.C. May 10 – June 17, 2018

Eric Pfeffinger. 2011 Summer Residency
Human Error
Denver Theatre Center, Denver, CO. May 18 – June 24, 2018.

 

Opening June

Mashuq Deen, 2014 Interstate 73, 2017 Summer Residency
Draw the Circle, InterAct Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA. June 1 – 24, 2018

 

Opening August

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, 2011 New York premiere of Lidless
Snow in Midsummer, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR. August 2 – October 27, 2018

 

 

OPENED EARLIER THIS SEASON

Opened September 2017

Quiara Alegría Hudes, 2005 P73 Playwriting Fellow, 2006 world premiere of Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue
In The Heights, Geva Theatre Center, Rochester, NY. September 5 – October 8, 2017

Hansol Jung, 2016 P73 Playwriting Fellow, 2016 Summer Residency
Wild Goose Dreams, La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego, CA. September 5 – October 1, 2017

Max Posner, 2012 P73 Playwriting Fellow, 2011-2012 Interstate 73, 2012 Summer Residency, 2015 world premiere of Judy
The Treasurer, Playwrights Horizons, NYC. September 6 – October 22, 2017

Gabrielle Reisman, 2014 Summer Residency, 2015 Interstate 73, 2017 Interstate 73,
Storm Still, Vortex Rep, Austin, TX. September 8 – 24, 2017

Hansol Jung, 2016 P73 Playwriting Fellow, 2016 Summer Residency
No More Sad Things, Forward Flux Productions, Seattle, WA. September 19 – October 7, 2017

 

Opened October 2017

Jennifer Haley, 2010 Summer Residency
The Nether, Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI. October 5 – 8, 12 – 14, 2017

Amy Evans, 2011-2012 Interstate 73
The Champion, TheatreSquared, Fayetteville, AR. October 11 – November 5, 2017

Janine Nabers, 2011 Summer Residency, 2011 P73 Playwriting Fellow
A Swell in the Ground, The Gift, Chicago, IL. October 13 – December 10, 2017

Robert Askins, 2010-2011 Interstate 73
Hand To God, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA. October 20 – November 12, 2017

Kait Kerrigan (and Brian Lowdermilk), 2013 Interstate 73, Page2 workshop of Disaster Relief
The Mad Ones, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA. October 23, 2017

Janine Nabers, 2011 Summer Residency, 2011 P73 Playwriting Fellow
Welcome to Jesus, American Theatre Company, Chicago, IL. October 26 – December 3, 2017

 

Opened November 2017

Quiara Alegria Hudes, 2005 P73 Playwriting Fellow, 2006 world premiere of Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue
Water By The Spoonful / The Happiest Song Plays Last, Profile Theatre, Portland, OR. November 1 – 19, 2017

Kait Kerrigan (and Brian Lowdermilk), 2013 Interstate 73, Page2 workshop of Disaster Relief
The Mad Ones, Prospect Theatre Company/59E59, NYC. November 7 – December 17, 2017

Hansol Jung, 2016 P73 Playwriting Fellow, 2016 Summer Residency
Cardboard Piano, Actor’s Express Theatre, Atlanta, GA. November 11 – December 3, 2017

August 2nd, 2017

Announcing our four Residency playwrights!

 

We can’t wait for these four incredible playwrights to join us for our annual Summer Residency next week – and we’re so excited to share a sneak peek of what they’ll be working on!

beckford-burrell headshot editBleu Beckford-Burrell is a Jamaican-American actor/playwright from New York City, with an M.F.A in Acting. She is a member of the Obie Award-winning Youngbloods playwright group at Ensemble Studio Theatre. Her work includes Lyons Pride, P.S. 365, Forecon, Broken Record and Masque. She is excited to be a part of the Page 73 family this summer. Bleu will be using her residency as a writing retreat.

 

 

Caswell headshot smallJohn J. Caswell, Jr. is the 2017 P73 Playwriting Fellow and is a queer, Mexican-American playwright and director originally from Phoenix, AZ. He is also the Artistic Director of Progressive Theatre Workshop, a company that has made plays for the past ten years. He has developed and shown work across Arizona and in New York City at HERE, Dixon Place, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, Primary Stages, and more. His work has been named a finalist for the Princess Grace Award, the O’Neill NPC, the Woodward Newman Drama Award, and the Impact Residency at The Drama League. His plays are frequently cited as examples of queer-themed theatre, most recently referenced in articles appearing in Theatre Topics, The International Journal of the Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, and the European Journal of Comparative American Studies. Included as a consummate demonstration of auto-ethnographic theatre, his play SHOTS: A Love Story was published as part of Johnny Saldaña’s book Ethnotheatre: Research From Page to Stage published by Left Coast Press. John will be using his residency as a writing retreat.

 

chung headshot editMia Chung’s plays include You For Me For You, Catch As Catch Can, and This Exquisite Corpse.  She recently received the Stavis Playwright Award, the Frederick Loewe Award in Music-Theatre, and a Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellowship.  You For Me For You recently had a Korean premiere at the National Theatre Center of Korea, a UK premiere at The Royal Court Theatre, a US premiere at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, and multiple regional productions, including Company One, Crowded Fire Theater, InterAct, Mu Performing Arts/Guthrie Theater, Portland Playhouse; the play is published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.  In 2018, the play will run in Chicago, Michigan, and upstate NY.  Mia’s work has been supported by awards, commissions, fellowships, residencies and workshops, including BAPF, Berkeley Rep Ground Floor, Blue Mountain Center, Civilians’ R&D Group, Hedgebrook, Huntington Theatre, Icicle Creek, Inkwell, JAW, LAByrinth, Ma-Yi Writers Lab, NEA, NYTW, the Orchard Project, Playwrights Realm, RISCA, South Coast Rep, Southern Rep, Stella Adler Studio, TCG, and the Unicorn Theatre.  She is a New Dramatist. Mia will be using her residency to collaborate with director Ken Rus Schmoll on Catch As Catch Can.

 

Deen headshot smallMashuq Mushtaq Deen was a 2014 member of Interstate 73 and is an award-winning queer theater artist and a resident playwright at New Dramatists. His work will be produced at Mosaic Theatre, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, and InterAct Theatre next year. Full-length plays: The Betterment Society, The Shaking Earth, Draw the Circle (premiered at PlayMakers Rep), Tank & Horse (premiered at Berkshire Fringe Festival), and Shut Up! Deen’s plays have been presented/developed by New Dramatists, The Public Theater, NYTW, InterAct Theatre, Page73, Ma-Yi, Dixon Place, and other places. Awards and Grants: Helene Wurlitzer’s Chesley/Bumbalo Foundation Award, MacDowell Colony’s Arch and Bruce Brown Fellow, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow; James Baldwin Award, Dennis Johnston Playwriting Prize honorable mention; Residencies/Fellowships: New Harmony Project, MacDowell Colony, Bogliasco Foundation, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellow; Writing Groups: Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group and Alumni Writers Group (current), Page73 Interstate writing group; Member: NYTW Usual Suspect, Ma-Yi Writers Lab, Public Theater Alumni Writers Group, Dramatists Guild. He is represented by the Gurman Agency LLC. Deen will be using his residency to collaborate on The Betterment Society with director Jessi Hill and composer Nell Shaw Cohen.

 

May 8th, 2017

This Summer, Page 73 Alums Are Everywhere!

 

Looking to satisfy your Page 73 craving? Here’s just a taste of what our fabulous playwrights are up to this summer! We hope to update this page throughout the summer with news from more of our talented alumni, so if you know of anything we’ve missed, email info@page73.org and let us know!

 

Antoinette Nwandu headshotANTOINETTE NWANDU
2015 Summer Residency

World premiere of Pass Over, developed in part at our 2015 Summer Residency, at Steppenwolf Theatre running June and July.

Tuvalu or the Saddest Song will be developed at the Sundance Institute’s 2017 Theatre Lab.

 

Mfoniso Udofia headshotMFONISO UDOFIA
2015 Interstate 73 member, 2013 Summer Residency

Sojourners and Her Portmanteau at New York Theatre Workshop, running now through June.

In Old Age was one of 4 plays selected for Portland Center Stage’s JAW Festival in July.

Adia and Clora Snatch Joy will be developed at the Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep’s Summer Residency Lab.

 

Kate Attwell headshotKATE ATTWELL
2016 Interstate 73 member

Testmatch, which we held a reading of last month, was one of 4 plays selected for development at Portland Center Stage’s JAW Festival in July.

 

 

Ngozi Anyanwu headshotNGOZI ANYANWU
2016 Summer Residency

The Homecoming Queen, developed in part at our 2016 Summer Residency, will be one of 2 plays in development at the New Harmony Project 2017 Conference.

 

 

Mashuq Deen headshotMASHUQ DEEN
2014 Interstate 73 member

One of 4 Writers in Residence selected for the New Harmony Project 2017 Conference.

 

 

 

Mary Hamilton headshotMARY HAMILTON
2010-2011 Interstate 73 member

The Quiet Ones was one of 8 plays selected for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 2017 National Playwrights Conference.

 

 

Steve DiUbaldo headshotSTEVE DIUBALDO
2015 Interstate 73 member

Exposure, which we presented a reading of last June, was one of 8 plays selected for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 2017 National Playwrights Conference.

 

 

Alex Borinsky headshotALEX BORINSKY
2014 Summer Residency

Of Government will be one of 3 plays included in Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks 2017.

 

 

 

Heidi Schreck headshotHEIDI SCHRECK
2009 P73 Fellow, Page 73 World Premiere of Creature (2009)

What The Constitution Means To Me will be one of 3 plays included in Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks 2017.

 

 

Max Posner headshotMAX POSNER
2012 P73 Fellow, Page 73 World Premiere of Judy (2015)

Giddiness will be developed at the Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep’s Summer Residency Lab.

 

 

 

Sylvan Oswald headshotSYLVAN OSWALD
2009-2010 Interstate 73 member

TRAINERS, or The Brutal Unpleasant Atmosphere of This Most Disagreeable Season will be developed at the Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep’s Summer Residency Lab.

 

 

Molly Beach Murphy headshotMOLLY BEACH MURPHY
2017 Interstate 73 member

Cowboy Bob is one of 3 projects selected for development at the 2017 Yale Institute for Music Theatre.

 

 

 

Amina Henry headshotAMINA HENRY
2016 Interstate 73 member

Ducklings performing at JACK, running late May to June.

 

 

 

Harrison Rivers headshotHARRISON RIVERS
2011-2012 Interstate 73 member

World premiere of Where Storms Are Born at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, running in June.

And She Would Stand Like This, produced by The Movement at ART/NY, running June and July.

 

Sarah HammondSARAH HAMMOND
2008-2009 Interstate 73 member

Jack + Jill (collaboration with Emily Goldman) at the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival

 

 

Kara Lee CorthronKARA LEE CORTHRON
2007-2008 Interstate 73 member, 2009 Summer Residency

Welcome to Fear City at the Contemporary American Theater Festival

January 17th, 2017

Announcing 2017 Members of Interstate 73

We are thrilled to announce the eight members of our 2017 Interstate 73 Writers Group!

John J. Caswell, Jr.
Cat Crowley
Keelay Gipson
Kristine Haruna Lee
Molly Beach Murphy
Gabrielle Reisman
Sarah Sander
Susan Soon He Stanton

 

john-j-caswellJOHN 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-crowleyCAT CROWLEY

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

 

 

keelay-gipsonKEELAY GIPSON

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

 

murphy-headshotMOLLY 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 ReismanGABRIELLE REISMAN
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-sanderSARAH SANDER

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 StantonSUSAN 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.

 

January 17th, 2017

Announcing our 2017 P73 Playwriting Fellow

We are thrilled to announce our 2017 P73 Playwriting Fellow!

John J. Caswell, Jr.

 

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John is an incredibly talented playwright who we are proud to have selected for the fourteenth annual P73 Playwriting Fellowship. John will receive a $10,000 award and a development budget to use in collaboration with Page 73 throughout 2017. We will produce at least one public workshop for John this year, and look forward to inviting you!

 

 

John is a queer, Mexican-American playwright and director originally from Phoenix, Arizona, and the Artistic Director of Progressive Theatre Workshop, a company that has made plays for the past ten years. He has developed and shown work across Arizona and in New York City at HERE, Dixon Place, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, Primary Stages, and more. He has worked closely with Richard Foreman and Ontological Hysteric Theater, studied with Circle Repertory Company founder and Tony Award winner Marshall W. Mason, and learned directly from Anne Bogart and SITI Company at Arizona State University. His play God Hates This Show: Shirley Phelps-Roper in Concert – Live from Hell (HERE, Joe’s Pub) was named a “Best of 2013” by Time Out New York, who called it “batshit crazy.” His play Cake was named a 2016 Princess Grace Award finalist, a Drama League Impact Residency semifinalist, and was workshopped most recently at Dixon Place. He has also been named a finalist for the Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman Drama Award, and is the recipient of grants from the Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University, as well as The Arizona Commission on the Arts. His work is cited frequently as an example of queer-themed theatre, most recently referenced in articles appearing in Theatre Topics, The International Journal of the Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, and the European Journal of Comparative American Studies. Included as a consummate demonstration of auto-ethnographic theatre, his play SHOTS: A Love Story was published as part of Johnny Saldaña’s book Ethnotheatre: Research From Page to Stage published by Left Coast Press. He lives in Astoria, Queens with his partner and a Chihuahua named Desi. www.progressivetheatreworkshop.org

 

Congratulations also to the 2017 Fellowship Finalists: Ngozi Anyanwu, Alexander Borinsky, and Claire Kiechel!