Page 73 Productions Names P73 Playwriting Fellow, Caroline V. McGraw
This year, 2013, Page 73 Productions celebrates 15 seasons of supporting early-career playwrights, and 10 seasons offering its cornerstone program, the P73 Playwriting Fellowship. "We're incredibly proud to add Caroline to our list of fellows we've supported," say Jones and Richelli. "She has a broad theatrical imagination, and we look forward to supporting her work on several different plays this year."
Page 73 received 330 applications for its development programs this year, the most in its history. In addition to McGraw, the finalists for the fellowship were George Brant, Meghan Deans, Nick Gandiello, David Jenkins, Meghan Kennedy, Kait Kerrigan, and EM Lewis.
McGraw will work on several projects this year, including "Believeland" -- about a young playwright encountering her hometown of Cleveland and the beat poet d.a. levy -- and an as-yet-untitled play which follows a group of writers at a women's magazine as they grapple with sex, death, and the disappointments of the material world. McGraw will also join the 2013 Interstate 73 writers group and attend the Page 73 Summer Residency at Yale.
Caroline V. McGraw is the 10th named P73 Playwriting Fellow. Prior fellows include Kirsten Greenidge (2012 Obie Award, MILK LIKE SUGAR), Quiara Alegria Hudes (2012 Pulitzer Prize, WATER BY THE SPOONFUL), Jason Grote (Page 73's production of his 1001 was named a "Top 10" event by TIME OUT NEW YORK), Krista Knight (SALAMANDER LEVIATHAN, ANT Fest, Joe's Pub), Tommy Smith (THE WIFE, Access), Heidi Schreck (CREATURE, produced by Page 73 and New Georges; THERE ARE NO MORE BIG SECRETS, Rattlestick), Eliza Clark (EDGEWISE, produced by Page 73 and The Play Company), Janine Nabers (ANNIE BOSH IS MISSING, Sundance Theatre Lab), and the 2012 P73 Playwriting Fellow Max Posner.
PAGE 73 Productions - under the leadership of Executive Directors Liz Jones and Asher Richelli and Associate Director Michael Walkup - develops and produces the work of early-career playwrights who have yet to have their work professionally produced in New York. Page 73 produces at least one New York or world premiere by an early-career playwright each year. Page 73 also offers production-oriented development opportunities that help usher the works of early-career playwrights from first draft to final script. In addition to the P73 Playwriting Fellowship, the company also hosts Interstate 73, a year-long writers group for 7 early-career playwrights; the Page 2 Workshop, offering extensive rehearsal and technical support to plays in development; and a weeklong Summer Residency at Yale for four playwrights.