Tow Playwrights-in-Residence

Our playwright-in-residence program provides transformational opportunities for playwrights to hone their craft and produce their first play on a New York City stage.

The residencies are awarded to New York City theaters to support and present the work of a pre-selected playwright. The award integrates the selected playwright into the theater’s day-to-day operations and includes a full-time salary and benefits, allowing each playwright to gain experience and insight into all aspects of the nonprofit theater world. Sponsoring theater companies commit to a full production of the playwright’s play. 

 

2020-2021

Jillian Walker

Soho Rep.

Dave Harris

Roundabout Theatre Company

Victor I. Cazares

New York Theatre Workshop

Gracie Gardner

Atlantic Theater Company

2019-2020

C.A Johnson

MCC Theater

Erika Dickerson-Despenza

The Public Theater

Ren Dara Santiago

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

Jiehae Park

Primary Stages Company

Will Arbery

Playwrights Horizon

Emily Feldman

Manhattan Theatre Club

Liza Birkenmeier

Ars Nova

2017-2018

Alex Lubischer

Roundabout Theatre Company

Diana Oh

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

Patricia Ione Lloyd

The Public Theater

Sharon Washington

Primary Stages Company

Hammaad Chaudry

New York Theatre Workshop

Jocelyn Bioh

MCC Theater

Amy Staats

Atlantic Theater Company

2016-2017

Chisa Hutchinson

Second Stage Theatre

Caroline V. McGraw

Page 73 Productions

Jenny Rachel Weiner

Roundabout Theatre Company

Jaclyn Backhaus

Clubbed Thumb

Paola Lazaro-Muñoz

Atlantic Theater Company

Rachel Bonds

Ars Nova

2014-2015

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig

Manhattan Theatre Club

Jeff Augustin

Roundabout Theatre Company

Zell Williams

The Public Theater

Emily Schwend

2nd Stage Theater

Heidi Schreck

Playwrights Horizons