Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows

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The Dramatists Guild Fund presented new work by its graduating 2015-2016 Fellows at Playwrights Horizons in New York on Monday, September 19, hosted by co-founders of the Fellows Program Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below!

Chisa Hutchinson, playwright and 2010-2011 Fellow received the inaugural Thom Thomas Award, presented by Janis Purins at Playwrights Horizons. In memory of playwright and book writer Thom Thomas, his appreciation of the Dramatists Guild Fund's support to writers, the Dramatists Guild of America's protection of their work, and his endless passion for nurturing the next generation of dramatists The Thom Thomas Award of $10,000 is given annually to an alumnus or alumna of the Fellows Program. This award is made possible through the generous support of longtime friends and colleagues, Iris Rainer Dart and Helen Lee Henderson.

The Fellows Program is a nine-month intensive designed to train the next generation of American Playwrights and musical theater writers. Theater writers selected for the program meet with Program Chairs, guest artists, and industry professionals twice a month for feedback on their works in progress. Fellows also have regular sessions with experienced dramatists for one-on-one mentoring and, when possible, are offered internships or observerships with dramatists involved in professional productions.

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), Masi Asare (inaugural Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award), and Adam Gwon (Fred Ebb and Richard Rodgers Award winner).

For more information on the Fellows Program visit dgfund.org/programs/#fellows.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
The cast of Fantasy Falls during the Stage Presentation of Dramatists Guild Fund Fellows 2015-2016 at Playwrights Horizons.

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
China Hutchinson, Janis Purins, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
Chisa Hutchinson and Stacey Rose

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
Chisa Hutchinson

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
Gregory Haney, Jason Veasey, Edard O'Blenis and Roni Ann DeNoble

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
Jason Veasey and Christina Sajous

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
Marjan Neshat and Babak Tafti

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
Patrick and Daniel Lazour

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
Remy Zaken and Hannah Elless

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
The Dramatists Guild Fund presents 2015-16 Fellows

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
Daniella Zour, Sylvia Khoury, France-Luce Benson, Greg Edwards, Jonathan Payne, Ella Rose Chary, Brandon James Gwinn, Sheri Wilner, Tim Ducheon, Rachel Griffin, Jerome A. Parker, Ben Green, Stacey Rose and Patrick Lazour

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
Ella Rose Chary, Michael Korie and Sophie Jaff

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
Thom Thomas Award Recipient Chisa Hutchinson

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
Fellows Presentation Hosts Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
France-Luce Benson

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
Iris Rainer Dart, Helen Lee Henderson, Janis Purins, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
Iris Rainer Dart

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
Jeff Blumenkrantz and Hannah Elless

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
Laura Brandel

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
Laurence O'Keefe

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
Polly Pen

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
Rachel Griffin

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
Sheri Wilner and Diana Son

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
during the Stage Presentation of Dramatists Guild Fund Fellows 2015-2016 at Playwrights Horizons on September 19, 2016 in New York City.

Photo Flash: Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More Honor Dramatists Guild Fund's 2015-16 Fellows
attends the reception for Dramatists Guild Fund Fellows Presentation 2015-2016 at Playwrights Horizons on September 19, 2016 in New York City.



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