Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!

Last night, the 2017-2018 class of Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows presented excerpts of full length works at Playwrights Horizons at 7:00 PM. This presentation caps off a year spent working under the tutelage of Michael Korie (War Paint), Laurence O'Keefe (Heathers), Diana Son (Stop Kiss), and Sheri Wilner (Kingdom City).

Hosted by DGF Fellows alumni Deborah Zoe Laufer and Mark Sonnenblick, the event featured the work of the 2017-2018 class, including Keelay Gipson, the team of Janine McGuire and Arri Lawton Simon, Morgan Gould, Riti Sachdeva, Oliver Houser, Sam Salmond, Jeremy J. King, Deborah Yarchun, and Eric Micha Holmes.

Directed by Laura Brandel with Music Direction by Josh Kight, the Presentation featured performances by Abubakr Ali, Ashlie Atkinson, Jen Blood, Jake Boyd, Jonathan Burke, Dyllon Burnside, Ansel Cohen, Kayley Anne Collins, Sonia Darmei Lopes, Sasha Diamond, Jessica Frances Dukes, Michael Elian, Michael French, Noah Hadland, Josh Kight, Arri Lawton Simon, Michael Linden, Jacob Morrell, Anna O'Donoghue, Joél Pérez, Preston Sadleir, Reema Sampat, Sharyone Sayegh, Michael Schantz, Jake Ezra Schwartz, Demone Seraphin, Omer Shaish, Hana Slevin, Peter Smith, Nicole Spiezio, Shea Vaughan-Gabor, Kuhoo Verma, and Zoe Wilson.

The Presentation also served as a welcome event for a new class of Fellows: Zack Zadek, Benjamin Velez and Aryanna Garber, Zeniba Britt and Jay Adana, Melissa Li and Kit Yan, Erika Dickerson-Despenza, Charles Gershman, Nambi E. Kelley, Mathilde Dratwa, and Rae Binstock.

The Fellows program is a selective, year-long opportunity for playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters to develop full-length pieces. The program provides talented writers access to industry professionals, resources, and opportunities to help them hone their process and their unique voice. The Fellows program is highly sought after for its uniquely successful format of partnering playwrights and musical theater writers together in the learning process.

Former Fellows include Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Frozen, In Transit), Rajiv Joseph(Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (The Greatest Showman, Dear Evan Hansen), Lauren Yee (King of the Yees), Max Vernon (K-Pop), Michael R. Jackson (A Strange Loop), Kyle Jarrow (Spongebob Squarepants) and many more.

For more information on the Fellows program, visit dgf.org/programs/#fellows

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Deborah Zoe Laufer and Mark Sonnenblick

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Deborah Zoe Laufer and Mark Sonnenblick

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Keelay Gipson Imagine Sisyphus Happy

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Kelley Gipson Imagine Sisyphus Happy

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of Imagine Sisyphus Happy

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of Imagine Sisyphus Happy

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of Imagine Sisyphus Happy

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of Imagine Sisyphus Happy

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of Imagine Sisyphus Happy

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Riti Sacheva Thank You, Doctor

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of Thank You, Doctor

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of Thank You, DoctorPhoto Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of Thank You, Doctor

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of Thank You, Doctor

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Sam Salmond and Jeremy J. King Eighty-Sixed

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of Eighty-Sixed

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Sam Salmond and Jeremy J. King Eighty-Sixed

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of Eighty-Sixed

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of Eighty-Sixed

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of Eighty-Sixed

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of Eighty-Sixed

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of Eighty-Sixed

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Sam Salmond and Jeremy J. King Eighty-Sixed

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of Eighty-Sixed

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Oliver Houser and Eric Micha Holmes

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Eric Micha Holmes Mondo Tragic

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Oliver Houser XY

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Hunter Bird and Hunter Bird and Oliver Houser XY

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Hunter Bird and Oliver Houser XY

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Peter Smith with the cast of XY

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Peter Smith with the cast of XY

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Peter Smith with the cast of XY

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of XY

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Peter Smith with the cast of XY

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Peter Smith with the cast of XY

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of XY

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of XY

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of XY

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of XY

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Deborah Yarchun The Calm Before

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Deborah Yarchun The Calm Before

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Deborah Yarchun The Calm Before

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Deborah Yarchun with the Cast of The Calm Before

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of The Calm Before

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of The Calm Before

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of The Calm Before

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of The Calm Before

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Morgan Gould Three Fat Sisters

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Morgan Gould Three Fat Sisters

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Ashlie Atkinson, Nicole Spiezio and Anna O'Donoghue Three Fat Sisters

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Ashlie Atkinson, Nicole Spiezio and Anna O'Donoghue Three Fat Sisters

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Ashlie Atkinson and Nicole Spiezio "hree Fat Sisters

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Ashlie Atkinson and Nicole Spiezio Three Fat Sisters

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Ashlie Atkinson and Nicole Spiezio Three Fat Sisters

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Anna O'Donoghue Three Fat Sisters

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Anna O'Donoghue Three Fat Sisters

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Janine McGuire and Arri Lawton Borders

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Janine McGuire and Arri Lawton Simon Borders

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Janine McGuire and Arri Lawton Simon with the Cast of Borders

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Janine McGuire and Arri Lawton Simon with the Cast of Borders

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Joel Perez with the cast of Borders

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Joel Perez Borders

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Joel Perez with the cast of Borders

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Omer Shaish Borders

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Omer Shaish The Borders

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Omer Shaish and Joel Perez with the cast of Borders

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Cast of Borders

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Omer Shaish and Joel Perez Borders

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Deborah Zoe Laufer and Mark Sonnenblick

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Deborah Zoe Laufer and Mark Sonnenblick

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Michael Korie

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Michael Korie, Jeremy J. King, Sam Salmond and Laurence O'Keefe

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Jeremy J. King and Sam Salmond

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Michael Korie and Richard Maltby Jr.

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Sheri Wilner and Laura Brandel

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Sheri Wilner, Deborah Yarchun, Riti Sachdeva and Laura Brandel

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Deborah Yarchun and Riti Sachdeva

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Gretchen Cryer

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Barbara Olcott

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Lynn Ahrens

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Stephen Flaherty

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Lynn Ahrens, Sheri Wilner and Stephen Flaherty

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Mark Sonnenblick and Deborah Zoe Laufer

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Mark Sonnenblick and Deborah Zoe Laufer

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Janine McGuire and Arri Lawton Simon

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Janine McGuire and Arri Lawton Simon

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Barbara Olcott, Leonard Majzlin and Gretchen Cryer

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Iris Rainer Dart, Stefanie Zadravec and Janis Purins

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Keelay Gipson

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Keelay Gipsons

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Kate Lumpkin and Laura Brandel

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Ashlie Atkinson, Morgan Gould, Anna O'Donoghue and Nicole Spiezio

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Anna O'Donoghue, Ashlie Atkinson, Morgan Gould and Nicole Spiezio

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Riti Sacheva, Morgan Gould, Sam Salmond, Deborah Yarchun, Oliver Houser, Eric Micha Holmes, Janine McGuire, Hunter Bird, Jeremy J. King, Arri Lawton Simon and Keelay Gipson

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Riti Sacheva, Morgan Gould, Sam Salmond, Deborah Yarchun, Oliver Houser, Eric Micha Holmes, Janine McGuire, Hunter Bird, Jeremy J. King, Arri Lawton Simon and Keelay Gipson

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
Sheri Wilner, Morgan Gould, Deborah Taychun, Eric Micha Holmes, Sam Salmond, Oliver Houser, Janine McGuire, Hunter Bird, Arri Lawton Simon, Jeremy J. King, Keelay Gipson and Riti Sachdeva with Laurence O'Keefe, Michael Korie and Diana Son

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