Page 73 Productions Announces 26 Semi-Finalists For 2014 Development Programs
Page 73 Productions - the Off-Broadway company dedicated to producing and developing works by early-career playwrights -- has announced 26 semi-finalists for their 2014 development programs. Page 73's slate of individually-tailored developmental programs for early-career playwrights includes the P73 Playwriting Fellowship, the Interstate 73 writers group, and the Summer Residency at Yale University.
Out of 400 applicants, the largest application pool to date, 26 semi-finalists were chosen for Page 73's 2014 development programs. Semifinalists include Clare Barron, Alexander Borinsky, Jonathan Caren, Kimberly Davies, Gabriel Jason Dean, Meghan Deans, (Mashuq) Deen, Sarah Einspanier, Cory Finley, Sarah Gancher, Nick Gandiello, Diana Grisanti, David Jenkins, Kevin Kautzman, Andrew Kramer, Jerry Lieblich, Matthew Paul Olmos, Brian Otaño, Eric Pfeffinger, Becca Schlossberg, Emily Schwend, Mark Sitko, Charise Castro Smith, Will Snider, Gabrielle Reisman, and Joe Waechter.
Each year one early-career playwright is selected for the P73 Playwriting Fellowship, which provides year-long comprehensive support, including an honorarium of $10,000 and an additional $10,000 in development support. Six to eight writers are selected for the Interstate 73 writers group, where writers meet biweekly to share new pages; Page 73 provides a public or private reading for each playwright. Four playwrights are selected for the Page 73 Summer Residency, which offers a week of writing or workshop time at Yale University.
The 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellow will be announced in early January. At that time, Page 73 will also announce members of the 2013 Interstate 73 writers group; participants selected for the 2013 Page 73 Summer Residency at Yale will be announced in the spring of 2014.
Applications for Page 73's 2014 development programs will be available online in February 2014 at www.page73.org. There is no fee to apply.
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. In addition to its annual development programs, Page 73 produces at least one New York or world premiere by an early-career playwright each year, as well as an extensive developmental workshop, known as the Page 2 program, for one or more new plays each year.
Page 73 produced the world premieres of ELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE by Quiara Alegría Hudes, directed by Davis McCallum (2007 Pulitzer finalist and prequel to Quiara's 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning play WATER BY THE SPOONFUL), SIXTY MILES TO SILVER LAKE by Dan LeFranc directed by Anne Kauffman and co-produced with Soho Rep (2010 New York Times Playwriting Award); CREATURE by Heidi Schreck, directed by Leigh Silverman and co-produced with New Georges; JACK'S PRECIOUS MOMENT by Samuel D. Hunter directed by Kip Fagan and EDGEWISE by Eliza Clark directed by Trip Cullman and co-produced with The Play Company, as well as the New York premieres of 1001 by Jason Grote, directed by Ethan McSweeney (Time Out New York - Top 10) and LIDLESS by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Tea Alagic. Most recently, Page 73 produced the world premiere of SLEEPING ROUGH by Kara Manning directed by Sam Buntrock. The company received the League of Professional Theatre Women's 2008 Lucille Lortel Award for "innovative and creative work dedicated to the emerging dramatist".
For more information about Page 73 Productions, visit www.page73.org.