Non-profit theater company Page 73 Productions announced the 2013 semi-finalists for their developmental programs and an increase in their annual Fellowship grant.
Page 73 Productions provides various developmental programs for early-career playwrights each year, helping them craft their first-drafts into production-ready scripts. Along with producing a New York or world premiere of a new production, Page 73 offers programs including the P73 Playwriting Fellowship, the Interstate 73 writing group, the Page 2 workshop, and a summer residency program at Yale University.
Out of 330 applications, 31 semi-finalists were chosen for the various, highly competitive Page 73 development programs. Those selected include Alexander Borinsky, Andy Bragen, George Brant, Stephen Brown, Mia Chung, Philip Dawkins, Gabriel Jason Dean, Meghan Deans, Ryan Dowler, Cory Finley, Nick Gandiello, Peter Gil-Sheridan, Mary Elizabeth Hamilton, Paul Cameron Hardy, David Jenkins, Sukari Jones, Meghan Kennedy, Kait Kerrigan, Gordon Leary, Kimber Lee, JC Lee, EM Lewis, Tim J. Lord, Caroline V. McGraw, Julia Meinwald, Dominic Orlando, Brian Otaño, Erica Saleh, Sarah Sander, Mfoniso Udofia, and Leah Nanako Winkler.
Each year only one yet-to-be recognized playwright is selected for the P73 Playwriting Fellowship. The program sets up playwrights with producing directors, designers, and actors and provides a public production of their work. In previous years Fellowship recipients were awarded a $5,000 cash grant on top of $10,000 worth of development support. However starting next year, the fellowship program's 10th, the cash stipend will increase to $10,000.
Previous Page 73 Fellows include Quiara Alegría Hudes, author of the book of Tony Award-winning musical "In the Heights" and 2012 Pulitzer Prizer winner for "Water by the Spoonful," and Heidi Schreck (pictured), whose play "There Are No More Big Secrets" was a New York Magazine Critic's Pick.
Applications for Page 73's 2014 development programs will be available online in February 2013 at www.page73.org. There is no fee to apply.