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The NJPAC Stage Exchange — a play development series that commissions local playwrights to create works with social issues in mind — has selected its 2017 commissions, and I'm one of them! My play will receive a staged reading at NJPAC in Newark in June 2017 and will have a guaranteed production at Crossroads Theater in New Brunswick as part of the regular mainstage 2017-18 season.
I am a happy member of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's 2012-13 Workspace program. Learn more about the other cool visual artists and writers from my year by clicking here.
I am uber-proud to be a part of the 2008 Emerging Writers Group at The Public Theater!
The inaugural group of Emerging Writers was selected from more than 700 applicants. The other, ultra-smoking members of the group are: Radha Blank, Leila Buck, Raúl Castillo, Chris Cragin Day, Christina Gorman, Ethan Lipton, Alejandro Morales, Nick Nanna Hadikwa Mwaluko, Don Nguyen, Akin Salawu, and Alladin Ullah. I am honored to be in their company!
Cherry-picked quotes: Artistic Director Oskar Eustis said, "The EWG is our effort to fling open the doors of the Public to talented young writers who haven't had access to the mainstream theatrical community. Writers are the lifeblood of the theatre, and the voice of the people — with the EWG we hope to give a new burst of diverse energy to the American theatre."
"We are thrilled to welcome 12 exceptionally talented writers to our home at The Public Theater," said Associate Artistic Director Mandy Hackett. "We launch this program with tremendous enthusiasm and look forward to nurturing new work from such a dynamic and promising group of young writers."
With this new initiative, The Public hopes to create an artistic home for a diverse and exceptionally talented group of up-and-coming playwrights. The Emerging Writers Group is the first element of The Public Writers Initiative, a long-term program that will provide key support and resources for writers at every stage of their careers. Time Warner is the Founding Sponsor of The Public Writers Initiative. ... Thanks TW! Really! No, really!