August 14th, 2014

Announcing our Summer Residency playwrights + TDF video!

We’re delighted to announce that Alexander BorinksyDavid Jenkins, and Gabrielle Reisman will join 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellow Clare Barron at our 2014 Summer Residency from August 18-23. Each of these writers was a finalist for the 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellowship, and we’re delighted to have them join us for one of our favorite weeks of the year up on the beautiful Yale University campus!


  • David Jenkins and director Stephen Brackett will be working with actors Dashiell Eaves, Frank Deal, Lee Roy Rogers, and Yale School of Drama student Maura Hooper on David’s play Pinewood (which you may remember from our fall 2013 Interstate 73 reading), a strange comedy about the ghost that remains as a family ages and irrevocably drifts apart;
  • Gabrielle Reisman will develop Storm, Still, a riff on the story of Lear told from the perspective of his three daughters, with director Portia Krieger and actors Celeste Arias, Sarah Nina Hayon, and Kate Benson;
  • Clare Barron will be working on her play You Got Older, which follows a woman as she returns home to help care for her father;
  • Alex Borinsky, will develop his solo play, Baltimore, about his hometown.

Check out TDF’s new video documentary on Page 73!

Featuring Clare Barron, Cori Thomas, Max Posner and Michael Mitnick, plus Executive Directors Liz Jones and Asher Richelli, TDF’s profile explores how Page 73 lays the groundwork for playwrights of the future.

June 23rd, 2014

Page 73′s 16th year goes out with a bang!

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Help us close out our 16th and biggest year!

A donation today to Page 73 will help us create even more opportunities for playwrights next season.
 
Consider a gift in honor of our remarkable season:

$2 to celebrate 2 hit premieres, Grounded andWhen January Feels Like Summer, by playwrights making their NYC debut!

$16 in honor of Page 73′s 16th year!

$90 to celebrate a 9-performance Grounded remount at Cleveland Play House!

$130 to cheer for 13 playwrights in our 2013 and 2014 Interstate 73 writers groups for bimonthly sessions and public readings of their work!

$460 to commend the 460 early-career playwrights who applied for our 2015 development programs!

$2000 to celebrate 2 P73 Playwriting Fellows, Caroline V. McGraw (2013) and Clare Barron (2014), for a year of creating new work!

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P.S. Want to be even closer to Page 73? Join our Family Table membership program for a year of insider access to events, parties, and productions!
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June 11th, 2014

Audiences and critics cheer for When January Feels Like Summer!

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Two weeks left to catch Cori Thomas’s “engaging,” “poignant” New York premiere!

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The New York Times‘s Charles Isherwood raves:

“engaging, buoyantly acted romantic comedy”

“superbly judged direction”

“crackling, funny dialogue”

 

And he’s not alone!
“Daniella Topol’s production…has a cast that makes the dialogue sing.”
New York Post

“In Cori Thomas’s insightful and poignant new play… Debargo Sanyal deliver[s] a heartbreaking performance,” and lends “perfectly timed offhand humor.” - Theatermania

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

 

June 2nd, 2014

Now Playing: WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER!

Grab a friend, pick a night, and get your tickets to Cori Thomas’s warmhearted and funny New York debut! We’re having a blast sharing the incredible performances by Dion Graham, Mahira Kakkar, J. Mallory McCree, Debargo Sanyal, and Maurice Williams with audiences and want to see you there! (CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!)

If you join us on the weekends this summer, every ticket to our 2pm Saturday and 5pm Sunday performances is just $10. Or come for Summer Fridays at 7pm to enjoy a free drink before the show!

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May 14th, 2014

Meet the Cast of JANUARY!

The second production in our first-ever two-premiere season, Cori Thomas’s When January Feels Like Summer, starts in just two weeks! We’re co-producing Cori’s New York debut with our friends at the Ensemble Studio Theatre.

Both Page 73 and EST have been working with Cori for years in our development programs (including Interstate 73 - come see our next reading tomorrow!), and we echo Cori’s sentiment from a recent interview: “It thrills me that my two artistic homes, EST and Page 73, are co-producing When January Feels Like Summer.“ Read the full interview with Cori here!

To celebrate our two-premiere season, we’re offering a big discount!

50% off: $15 tickets for all performances when purchased before May 28!

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May 12th, 2014

Join us for Becca Schlossberg’s Interstate 73 reading!

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Dear Friends,

We are thrilled for our next Interstate 73 reading of the year on May 15: Becca Schlossberg’s All We Are, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel. We can’t wait to introduce you to this talented playwright!

RESERVE YOUR FREE SEAT!

 

PAGE 73 PRESENTS
AN INTERSTATE 73 READING OF

ALL WE ARE

by Becca Schlossberg
directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel

with Dashiell Eaves, Carmen Zilles,
and Frankie Alvarez

Thursday, May 15 at 7PM
ART/NY Spaces @ 520
520 8th Ave, 3rd Floor
Bruce Mitchell Room

Tate may only be 24, but she’s already spent years working as one of Manhattan’s best drug dealers, thanks to her charming older mentor Jackson. When her boyfriend proposes, Tate’s desire for a new life forces her to pull away from the only career and father figure she has ever known. Among painful revelations and betrayals, Tate learns the price of breaking free and the cost of survival. All We Are looks at a generation trying to rise to the height of their ambitions, and the perpetual uncertainty of the climb.
Becca Schlossberg’s plays have been performed throughout the U.S. and abroad: Guidance, Cal & Grey, All We Are, Hands, Punches, 3boys, Just Like I Wanted, The Secrets of Aiden Brooks, Merrily³, The Marvels and Wonders of 1001 Nights, 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. She happily resides in Brooklyn, NY. BA: Drew University; MFA: The New School for Drama.

April 30th, 2014

Thank you for making our benefit a success!

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DEAR FRIENDS,

We were so thrilled by the love shown to our playwrights at Page 73’s Spring Benefit on Friday. From Michael Mitnick‘s incredible songs to the imaginative and hilarious Bake Off excerpts from Robert AskinsCaroline V. McGraw and Heidi Schreck, the whole event illustrated the extraordinary legacy our writers have created at Page 73. It was a fantastic night!

The evening was not only a lot of fun, but also a great success. We are so thankful for the support our benefit received, helping to ensure Page 73’s future as a home for ambitious and excellent work. Thanks to our generous community, we raised $115,000 for our programs for early-career playwrights. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We can’t wait to show you the next great projects from our writers — stay tuned!

With gratitude,

Liz, Asher, Michael and Rachel

P.S. Know any early-career playwrights? The online application for our 2015 development programs is due tomorrow night!

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Photography by Steven Rosen
www.stevenrosenphotography.com

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.