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The vice president and director of operations at Samuel French discusses the importance of publishing theater, what makes a great play, and how actors have more of a knack for playwriting than they might think.
Here are six exciting young playwrights whose bold works have set the scene for 21st century actors, giving voice to our modern experience and shaping the next phase of the American theater.
Ars Nova, the New York City–based theater development program, is currently accepting applications for their emerging writers collective, Play Group.
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Joshua Harmon’s “Bad Jews” is playing at Roundabout Theater through Dec. 29. Harmon’s work has been developed at Williamstown Theatre Festival and the O’Neill. He is currently enrolled in the Juilliard Playwrights Program.
Playwright Jonathan Tolins, who wrote the acclaimed "Buyer & Cellar" starring Michael Urie, shares how actors can best work with playwrights.
Smith will present “Zero” on Feb. 6 and 7 and Lucy Thurber will present “The Locus” on Feb. 20 and 21. All readings will be held at the Bank Street Theater.