Page 73 Productions Reveals Finalists for 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellowship
Page 73 Productions - the Off-Broadway company dedicated to producing and developing works by early-career playwrights -- has announced the eight finalists for the 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellowship.
The P73 Playwriting Fellowship, Page 73's longest-running and most prestigious development program, provides a yearlong artistic home and comprehensive support for one early-career writer to develop one or more new plays. Each Fellow receives an honorarium of $10,000, and an additional $10,000 in development support from Page 73.
Out of 400 applicants for Page 73's 2014 development programs, the largest application pool to date, the eight finalists for the 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellowship are Clare Barron, Alexander Borinsky, Gabriel Jason Dean, Cory Finley, Nick Gandiello, David Jenkins, Matthew Paul Olmos, and Gabrielle Reisman.
The 2014 P73 Playwriting Fellow will be announced in the New Year. Page 73 will also announce members for the 2014 Interstate 73 writers group and participants selected for the 2014 Page 73 Summer Residency at Yale.
The 2013 P73 Playwriting Fellow is Caroline V. McGraw. The previous Page 73 Fellows include Quiara Alegría Hudes, 2012 Pulitzer Prizer winner for WATER BY THE SPOONFUL and author of the book of Tony Award-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS; and Heidi Schreck, whose play THERE ARE NO MORE BIG SECRETS was a New York Magazine Critic's Pick.
Applications for Page 73's 2015 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 Producing 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's upcoming New York premiere of GROUNDED by George Brant begins performances January 8, 2014, at Walkerspace. Page 73 has previously 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".