March 23rd, 2015
February 25th, 2015
Congratulations to the 2015 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 seven 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.
Greg Beam got his start as a dramatist at the University of Chicago, penning sketches for the comedy troupe Off-Off Campus (whose alumni include Tony Award-winners David Auburn and Greg Kotis, and podcast superstar Sarah Koenig, none of whom he knows personally) and got serious about writing while pursuing his MFA in Acting at UC-Irvine. His play Keepsake premiered at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London in 2014; it was called “smart, stylish, sharply realistic drama with a crackling tension” (TimeOut London) and “something important in the modern theatre” (British Theatre Guide). Other productions include Conatus Interruptus (By the Light of a Match Festival), The Drama Lesson (TinyRhino), The Hard Way (Around the Coyote Festival), and The Bloody Romantic, co-written with Eric Poulin (The Broken Compass at Chicago Dramatists); he has been published in Independent Playwrights, Euphony, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Greg was a member of the writing team for the sketch show Hot Fun in the Wintertime, which played at the Cherry Lane Theatre in 2013, and the web series Wendy, currently in production. He has been a two-time semifinalist for the O’Neill Center National Playwrights Conference and is a member of the 2015 Interstate 73 writers group at Page 73. As of this writing, he is hip-deep in his second novel, part of a multi-format cycle based on Buddhist cosmology, which he promises is way less pretentious than it sounds. His best work to date is an insanely lovable infant named Milo.
Steve DiUbaldo is a playwright, screenwriter, poet, and teaching artist based in New York City. Plays include Under the Water Tower, Boomer’s Millennial Hero Story, It’s Only Quiet in the Dark, Coyote and the Origin of Death and The Solitudes, among others in progress. His work has appeared in production and workshop in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. Onstage at: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, A Red Orchid Theater (Chicago) with terraNOVA Collective, Cherry Lane, Tisch School of the Arts, LAByrinth, Greenwood Cemetery (commissioned by the NYU Ireland House for his adaptation of William Sampson’s The Catholic Question in America), Loyola Marymount University with the “Del Rey Players,” the Lyric Theater (LA), Pico Playhouse, the Underground (LA), and Jimmy’s #43 with Rising Phoenix Rep’s “Cino Nights.” He is a member of the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre apprentice company, “The Middle Voice,” which will have a workshop production of his new play, Exposure, in 2015. He was a 2014 terraNOVA Collective “Groundbreaker,” is a member of Page 73’s 2015 Interstate 73 writers group and was a recipient of “The Rita and Burton Goldberg Playwright Foundation Fellowship” and the “Excellence in Playwriting Award” at NYU, where he received his MFA in Dramatic Writing in 2013.
Jerry Lieblich is a Brooklyn-based playwright. He is a (proud!) current member of Page 73’s Interstate 73 writers group, an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and Smith + Tinker (HERE Arts Center), an Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellow, and is the writerly half of the devising team Tiny Little Band. His plays include D Deb Debbie Deborah (Soho Rep W/D Lab), Ghost Stories (PRELUDE 2014), Untitled Tech Startup CEO Piece (THROW at The Chocolate Factory), Nostalgia is a Mild Form of Grief (|the claque| Reads, Pipeline Theater Company), Eudaemonia (not just 3 New Plays), and 1927 (Ars Nova ANT Fest). He has been a finalist for the Heideman Award (Actors Theatre of Louisville), T.S. Eliot US/UK Exchange (Old Vic Theatre), Global Age Project (Aurora Theater), and New Works Festival (Kitchen Dog Theater). He also writes regularly for Culturebot, is a published scientist and used to work at a zoo. BA: Yale. www.tinylittleband.com
Brian Otaño grew up in Brooklyn, NY. His plays include The Ocean at Your Door, What We Told the Neighbors, Between the Sandbar and the Shore and Zero Feet Away. Brian’s numerous short plays have been performed at Ars Nova, INTAR, Manhattan Theater Source, Cakeshop and Theatre 3. His work has been developed and workshopped with New Dramatists, Ars Nova, Atlantic Theater Company, LARK Play Development Center, The Attic Theater Company, Judson Memorial Church and SPACE on Ryder Farm. Brian is a current member of Page 73’s Interstate 73 writers group. Residencies/Fellowships: New York Theater Workshop 2050 Fellowship, New Dramatists Van Lier Fellowship, ArsNova’s Playgroup. Education: BFA, Dramatic Writing (SUNY Purchase).
Gabrielle Reisman is a playwright and director based in New York and New Orleans. She is a member of the 2015 Interstate 73 writers group and participated in Page 73’s 2014 summer residency. She is a founder of Underbelly, a theatre collaborative that stages immersive journey-plays in forgotten spaces, and is the director of Brooklyn Yard. Gabrielle’s plays have been produced in train stations, backyards, and warehouses across the country and have been translated into German. She’s taught playwriting and theatre-making at UT Austin, The Kenyon Playwrights Conference, and in New Orleans’s public schools. Gabrielle was an NNPN Playwright in Residence at Southern Rep in New Orleans. She is an affiliated artist with New Georges, a resident playwright for The NOLA Project, and a MacDowell Colony Fellow. Gabrielle was the recipient of a Rosa Parks Award from The Kennedy Center and has developed work at The Orchard Project, EST, and the Lark among others. She received a BA from The University of New Orleans and MFA from The University of Texas at Austin.
Tracy Thorne’s play, We Are Here, received its world premiere on the mainstage at New York Stage and Film and was also produced at the Contemporary American Theater Festival. It was nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and is published by Dramatists Play Service. Her play, The Nature of Things, developed and workshopped at SohoRep in 2013, was nominated for The Kilroys list. Tracy recently finished a new play, True Love, and her others include Will and Testament, A Ridiculous Trade and Quick Bright Things. Her plays have been finalists and semi-finalists at the O’Neill, PlayPenn, New Harmony, Bay Area Playwights and Seven Devils. They have also received workshops and/or readings at various American theatres – MCC, The Cherry Lane, NYS&F, Florida Stage, The Lark, The Dramatists Guild and The Women’s Project – to name a few. Tracy is a recent recipient of the Elizabeth George commission from South Coast Rep. She was a member of the SohoRep Writer/Director Lab, a playwriting fellow at The Lark and is currently a member of Page 73’s 2015 Interstate 73 writers group. She’s written a screenplay called Natural History and just finished a television pilot, Lucy Lives Uptown. Tracy worked as an actor in New York and London, collaborating with directors such as Matthew Warchus, Phyllida Lloyd, Anna Deavere Smith, Tony Kushner and Thomas Babe. So too, she appeared in some movies and on TV. Tracy studied History at Smith College, is a graduate of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and lives in Harlem USA with her family.
Mfoniso Udofia is a New York based storyteller, actor, slam poet and teaching artist. She attended Wellesley College for Political Science and obtained her MFA in Acting from San Francisco’s Tony award-winning American Conservatory Theater. During this stay in the Bay Area, Udofia pioneered a youth initiative, The Nia Project, which provided artistic outlets for youth residing in Bayview/Huntspoint. Some of Ms. Udofia’s plays include: The Grove, Sojourners, runboyrun, Her Portmanteau, Lilyvine, hunger and Sherman: ablackcomedy.
Udofia’s play, Sojourners, was just seen at the 2014 NNPN conference as part of the National New Play Showcase, and she will be traveling to San Francisco, Winter 2015, to workshop her play, runboyrun, with the American Conservatory Theater’s M.F.A program. Her work has also been developed and/or presented by Playwrights Realm, Sundance Theatre Lab, Makehouse, Soul Productions, terraNOVA, Page 73, The New Black Fest, Rising Circle’s INKTank, At Hand Theatre Company, The Standard Collective, Liberation Theatre Company and JJCEO Youth Programs in Birmingham, Alabama. She has received a commission from Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theater to write the 4th installation in the Ufot Family Cycle, Her Portmanteau. Udofia has been a finalist NYTW’s 20/50 Fellowship, The Source Festival, Lark Playwrights’ Week and the 2013 Many Voices Fellowship. She has also achieved semifinalist status for the 2014 Cherry Lane Mentor Project and the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Follow her at @mfudofia and check out her site www.mfonisoudofia.com for the latest news.
February 25th, 2015
Nick Gandiello is the 2015 fellow!
Page 73 met Nick two years ago through our application process. We first invited him to our 2013 Summer Residency, where he workshopped his play Sunrise Highway, and subsequently asked him to join our 2014 Interstate 73 writers group, where he developed several plays, including The Wedge Horse and Swept, both of which he’ll continue working on this year.
We’re proud to award him Page 73’s most prestigious award, and we look forward to deepening our commitment to his artistry and professional development through his Fellowship year!
NICK GANDIELLO attended Page 73’s 2013 Summer Residency and was a member of the 2014 Interstate 73 Writers Group. His plays include Oceanside (Merrimack Repertory Theatre), Sunrise Highway (Ojai Playwrights Conference), Black Fly Spring (Xavier University), Swept (Williamstown Theatre Festival), At the Finish (Smith and Kraus’s The Best 10 Minute Plays of 2014), and Teeming Shore (The Best 10 Minute Plays of 2015). He holds an MFA from The New School for Drama, where his play Off the Realness received a workshop production. He is an alum of the Ars Nova Play Group. He has attended residencies at The Blue Mountain Center and SPACE on Ryder Farm. For the screen, Nick developed and shot a television pilot, Substance, with Ready Set Go Productions. As a teaching artist, he led the Naked Angels 3 Thursdays Summer Style and their playwriting workshops in the GULD Conference. Nick is currently the Literary Manager of Young Playwrights Inc., for which he has led playwriting workshops in Virginia, Miami, and NYC.
We’re proud to name these five talented playwrights finalists for the 2015 P73 Playwriting Fellowship:
Amanda Jane Shank
February 4th, 2015
You Got Older is a 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Finalist! Congrats to 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellow Clare Barron, her fellow Page 73 alums Heidi Schreck (2009 P73 Playwriting Fellow, world premiere of Creature in 2009) and Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig (New York premiere of Lidless in 2011), and all the other massively talented folks on this list!
Thanks to photographer Peter Bellamy for this portrait of Clare on the set of You Got Older.
November 25th, 2014
We can’t wait to hear more from these
twenty-five talented playwrights.
After poring over a record-breaking 460 applications to our new play development programs, we are delighted to announce 25 semifinalists for our 2015 P73 Playwriting Fellowship, Interstate 73 writers group, and Summer Residency.
Our thanks and best wishes to all of this year’s talented applicants, and congratulations to the semifinalists! Stay tuned for the finalists announcement…
October 28th, 2014
Previews are underway for this tender and darkly comic new work by P73 Playwriting Fellow Clare Barron, directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman and featuring Brooke Bloom (Somewhere Fun, “Alpha House”) and Tony Award nominee Reed Birney (Casa Valentina, “House of Cards”).
And we can’t wait to share it with you!
Limited $15 and $20 tickets are left – buy today!
October 14th, 2014
YGO rehearsals begin! $15-$20 tix going fast!
The first read-through is done, rehearsals are underway in DUMBO, and the $15-$20 tickets for the first two weeks of You Got Older are going fast — grab yours before they disappear!
Meet the Cast
Clare Barron and Anne Kauffman, left with our Executive Director Liz Jones, are working with an incredible group of actors – check them out above with Page 73’s staff!
Read more about the creative team here!
* Reed Birney (Casa Valentina - Tony Award nominee, “House of Cards”)
* Brooke Bloom (“Louie”,Somewhere Fun)
* William Jackson Harper (All the Way,Ruined)
* Keilly McQuail (Strictly Dishonorable)
* Michael Schantz(Beyond Therapy, A Few Good Men)
* Ted Schneider (Three Sisters, Ghosts)
* Miriam Silverman(Finks – Drama Desk Award nominee)
September 17th, 2014
Sam Hunter at Page 73 from PAGE 73 on Vimeo.
2009: Sam joins the 2009-2010 Interstate 73 writers group.
2010: Page 73 produces Sam’s first professional NYC premiere, Jack’s Precious Moment.
Sept. 2014: Sam is named a MacArthur Fellow, joining the prestigious ranks of “Genius Grant” recipients.
September 17th, 2014
by P73 Playwriting Fellow Clare Barron
directed by Anne Kauffman
with Tony Award nominee Reed Birney (Casa Valentina, “House of Cards”) and Brooke Bloom (Somewhere Fun, “Alpha House”)
Full cast to be announced soon!
October 29 – November 22, 2014
at HERE Mainstage
Mae returns home to take care of Dad and — maybe (a little) — herself. Written by 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellow Clare Barron and directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman, You Got Older is a tender and darkly comic new play about family, illness, and cowboys — and how to remain standing when everything you know comes crashing down around you.
August 14th, 2014
We’re delighted to announce that Alexander Borinksy, David 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.