School of Drama at The New School Presents Cherry Lane Playwrights Festival
The School of Drama at The New School's College of Performing Arts is thrilled to be partnering with the Cherry Lane Mentor Project again this spring for the 2019 Graduating MFA Playwrights Festival.
Cherry Lane will present public industry readings for School of Drama's MFA Playwrights: Conlan Carter, Collin McConnell, Miles Orduna, and Mallory Weiss. These four plays were developed with support from The Lark Play Development Center, and under the guidance of industry mentors Samuel Hunter, Rajiv Joseph, Sarah Ruhl, and Charise Castro Smith.
For over a decade, graduating School of Drama MFA playwrights have been showcasing their thesis work in the New Voices Playwright Festival, and this addition of our professional partnership with Cherry Lane offers an exciting extension to this work with the new play development process.
For more information, visit cherrylanetheatre.org/onstage/new-school-for-drama-mfa-readings/.
The New School's College of Performing Arts (CoPA), formed in the fall of 2015, brings together Mannes School of Music, the iconic 100-year-old conservatory; the legendary New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and the innovative and ground-breaking School of Drama. With each school contributing its unique culture of excellence, the College of Performing Arts creates opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovative education, and world-class performances. As part of the formation of The College, Mannes has moved into the newly renovated Arnhold Hall in Greenwich Village, a state-of-the-art facility designed especially for the performing arts. Also housed in Arnhold Hall are The School of Jazz and the School of Drama's BFA program. As a part of The New School, students and faculty across the College of Performing Arts experience a supportive and rigorous environment with enhanced opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in a wide array of disciplines, from the visual arts and fashion design, to the social sciences, to public policy and advocacy, and more. CoPA has over 900 degree and diploma seeking students, including a variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate level.
School of Drama at The New School in New York City is the creative home to a dynamic group of young theater artists including directors, writers, actors, and creative technologists. Led by an award-winning faculty of professional artists, the multidisciplinary MFA and BFA degree programs bring together rigor, creativity, and collaborative learning to create work marked by professionalism, imagination, and civic awareness.