Dramatists Guild Names 2015-16 Fellows

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The Dramatists Guild Fund and Program Chairs Michael Korie, Laurence O'Keefe, and Diana Son are proud to announce the 2015-2016 Class of Dramatists Guild Fellows. Five playwrights and eight musical theater writers were selected from over 150 applications.

2015-16 Dramatists Guild Fellows include:

France-Luce Benson Miami, FL
EllaRose Chary Gary, IN
Tim Duncheon San Mateo, CA
Greg Edwards San Carlos, CA
Ben Green Boston, MA
Rachel Griffin Springvale, Maine
Brandon James Gwinn Nashville, TN
Sylvia Khoury Westchester, NY
Daniel Lazour Boylston, MA
Patrick Lazour Boylston, MA

Jerome Parker Bronx, N
Jonathan Payne Los Angeles, CA
Stacey Rose Elizabeth, NJ

The Fellows Program, a nine-month intensive in New York, brings together playwrights and musical theater writers to develop full-length pieces by working with experienced theater professionals and artist mentors. Founded in 2000 by Lynn Ahrens and Janet Neipris, who led the program for many years along with Stephen Flaherty and Susan Miller, the Fellows Program has been instrumental to over 100 dramatists early in their careers.

The Fellows Program:

The Fellows Program is supported by the Dramatists Guild Fund and administered by the Dramatists Guild. Each year, a select group of new theater writers are accepted into the nine-month program, which provides continued support and training through group sessions with theater professionals, one-on-one mentoring, and resources to build established careers.

Former Fellows include:

Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Academy Award winner, Frozen), Rajiv Joseph (Pulitzer Prize finalist, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (Tony nominees for Best Score, A Christmas Story), Deborah Zoe Laufer (ATCA Steinberg Award, End Days), and Adam Gwon (Fred Ebb and Richard Rodgers Award winner).

The Dramatists Guild Fund

The Dramatists Guild Fund is the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. Its mission is to aid and nurture writers for the theater; to fund nonprofit theaters producing contemporary American works; and to heighten awareness, appreciation, and support of theater across the country. Each year, DGF awards grants to nonprofit theatrical organizations across the country that produce works by American writers, provides emergency aid to writers facing illness or other unforeseen circumstances, and supports numerous educational programs and writing development opportunities for dramatists.

For more information visit: www.dgfund.org



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