A Message from 2011 P73 Playwriting Fellow Janine Nabers:
Page 73 is grateful for the support of the following institutional donors:
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation / NYFA
ART/NY – JPMorganChase Fund For Small Theatres
Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation
Dorothy Loudon Foundation
Dorothy Strelsin Foundation
Dramatists Guild Fund
Edith Meiser Foundation
Frances Alexander Family Fund
Goldman Sachs Gives, at the suggestion of Hannah & Richard Ramsden
Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc.
Jerome Robbins Foundation
John Golden Fund
Lucille Lortel Foundation
Mary Lecomte Du Noüy Foundation
Michael Tuch Foundation, Inc.
Morgan Stanley Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
New York City Dept. Of Cultural Affairs
New York State Council On The Arts
Prospect Hill Foundation Inc.
Soros Fund Charitable Foundation
I was pretty much stuffing my face with free food when Liz and Asher called me with the news that I was their 2011 playwriting fellow. It could not have come at a more desperate time in my life. It was Christmas and I had recently lost a well paying part time job. I was scared, cranky and emotionally defeated. All I wanted to do was write plays but I had this horrible fear in the pit of my stomach that I’d get back to New York, find a full time job, set aside my writing for god knows how long and disappear into the masses.
Page 73 has been crucial to my growth as a writer. They’ve given me the dramaturgical support that my plays need while also allowing me to focus on different developmental opportunities for the three very different plays I’ve worked on with them this year. My play A Swell in the Ground went through several months of re-writes and dramaturgical notes before having a public reading in June. My play Serial.Black.Face was first developed at the 2011 Page 73 Summer Residency at Yale in July and will have a table work session with director Leah Gardiner and actors this November. Lastly my play Welcome to Jesus will have a 29-hour workshop this December followed by a two-day presentation that will be directed by Oliver Butler. I am honored to have had the opportunity to work on these plays with Liz, Asher and Michael and I’m excited by the body of work I’ll take with me once my residency is over. I cannot begin to tell you how much my creative life has benefited from the enormous dedication of Page 73.
As Page 73’s year, and in turn my Fellowship year, draws to a close, I am writing to you personally to ask if you will please consider making a gift to Page 73 so that they can continue to help early-career playwrights. The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust has offered a $5,000 challenge grant to match gifts from new donors this year. Can we count on your generosity? Our challenge grant will ensure that your gift has double the impact!
Wonderful opportunities like the Page 73 fellowship, the Page 73 Summer Residency at Yale and the Interstate 73 writers group, not to mention their impressive full-scale productions like this year’s Lidless by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, would not exist if it weren’t for people like you. Your support helps keep new play development and production alive.
This wonderful theater has been the hot man on a white horse to my damsel in distress. They literally saved my playwriting life. I want this exact feeling of gratitude to be felt by many more writers. The support you continue to give will make this possible for many years to come.
Want to know more? You can find out everything Page 73 does each year elsewhere on this site. Or just email me at Janine@p73.org and I’ll be happy to tell you more about my experience with this amazing organization.
Page Seventy-Three Productions Inc., d/b/a Page 73 Productions, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation organized in the State of New York. We rely heavily on the contributions of individuals to support our programs, and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Contributions can be made via US mail to:
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Page 73 Productions is supported in part by the generosity of The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Alliance of Resident Theatres: New York.