THE LIST 2014: The Top 5.6%

The following are the most recommended unproduced new plays by female and trans authors per our survey results. Each play received between 5 and 14 nominations. For more about the selection process, visit our About the List page. Playwrights have been encouraged to list their plays on the New Play Exchange to make them as accessible as possible.

  • SWIMMERS
    Rachel Bonds
    Coyotes evading police. Billboards predicting the end of the world. It’s been a strange day at the office and it’s only 9AM. A play exploring the relationships we take most for granted: those with the people we work with every day.
    5F 6M
    Contact: Kate Navin / Gersh
  • LIQUIDATION PLAY
    Sarah Burgess
    When a family-owned suitcase company accepts a buyout from a Manhattan private equity firm, it seems like a win-win deal. But nervous investors, philosophical clashes, and concealed ambitions ensure that no one is working with the same information.
    1F 3M
    Contact: Scott Chaloff / WME
  • WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD
    Sheila Callaghan
    A trashy feminist deconstruction of the popular internet meme.
    3F 1M
    Contact: Chris Till / CAA
  • SKELETON CREW
    Dominique Morisseau
    A makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigate the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift, and they are pushed to the limits of survival. When the line between blue collar and white collar gets blurred, how far over the lines are they willing to step?
    2F 2M
    Contact: Jonathan Mills / Paradigm
  • HUNGER
    Anna Moench
    In the sandy hills of China’s Loess Plateau, a farming couple mourns the death of their only son. Their search for an illegal afterlife bride is complicated by the fact that before his death their son committed an act of horrifying violence, leaving them outcasts in their community. Told with actors and life-sized puppets, HUNGER explores the boundary between life and death and the friction between tradition and progress in contemporary China.
    3F 4M
    Contact: Ally Shuster, CAA
  • HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO
    Jiehae Park
    Inside the FedEx box are two things: a 100% bona-fide-heart’s-desire-level wish and a suicide note. Hannah tracks the package back to Seoul, where her grandmother recently jumped from the roof of her retirement home onto the wrong side of the Demilitarized Zone. They’ll need North Korea’s permission to retrieve the body, but Kim Jong Il just kicked the bucket, and things in the DMZ are even stranger than they seem.
    3F 2M 1N
    Contact: Michael Finkle / WME
  • LOTTIE IN THE LATE AFTERNOON
    Amelia Roper
    Lottie is trying to be a good person. Lottie is trying to be a good friend. She is trying to cook good food, trying to buy nice gifts, trying to enjoy the seaside, because everybody loves vacations, and everybody loves Lottie, don’t they?
    3F 1M
    Contact: Jonathan Mills / Paradigm
  • ORANGE JULIUS
    Basil Kreimendahl
    After being poisoned by Agent Orange in the jungles of Vietnam, Julius is dying. Nut, his queer daughter, tries to reconnect with her father as one man to another by caring for his decaying body, sorting through her childhood memories, and diving into war movie fantasies. As worlds and identities blur, Nut finds herself fighting for her father’s life in ways she never expected.
    3F 2M
    Contact: Beth Blickers / Abrams Artists
  • IRONBOUND
    Martyna Majok
    An immigrant woman waits for her late night bus in the shadows of a run-down Jersey factory. A man appears. A man always appears. And he's got something she needs. Spanning over 20 years, three relationships, and three presidents, what will two working class people trade and how dirtily will they fight for the cheapest safety in a world that does not value all kinds of people?
    1F 2M
    Contact: Olivier Sultan / CAA
  • THE CALL
    Tanya Barfield
    Annie and Peter decide to adopt, setting their sights on a child from Africa. But, when they receive surprising news from the adoption agency, their marriage is put to the test, secrets of the past are exposed, and this couple approaching midlife is left with an unexpected choice. Politically charged, funny and tack-sharp, THE CALL is a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home.
    3F 2M
    Contact: George Lane / CAA
  • SERIAL BLACK FACE
    Janine Nabers
    Atlanta, 1979. The Atlanta Child Murders grip the entire city. Single mother Vivian copes with the disappearance of her young son while working tirelessly to give a fresh start to her troubled teenage daughter. When a handsome stranger enters her life with promises of new love, she soon learns that nothing is as it seems. This award-winning play by one of America’s most promising young playwrights pulses to life with extraordinary grace and raw emotional power.
    4F 2M
    Contact: Scott Chaloff / WME
  • ANNIE BOSH IS MISSING
    Janine Nabers
    Annie Bosh is back. 22 years old and fresh out of rehab, she finds herself working in a bowling alley, living in her mother’s ritzy subdivision, and desperate to move on with her life. Slipping out of the front gates, Annie wanders the chaotic streets of a post-Hurricane Katrina Houston, but what exactly is she looking for?
    4F 3M
    Contact: Scott Chaloff / WME
  • THE CONSULTANT
    Heidi Schreck
    After a series of brutal layoffs at Sutton, Feingold and McGrath, a precocious young consultant is brought in to save a middle-aged adman’s job, and maybe his life. This hilarious and keenly observed play takes an intimate look at how money and work shape the human heart – and what we owe to others when everything around us is falling apart.
    3F 2M
    Contact: Di Glazer / ICM
  • DRY LAND
    Ruby Rae Spiegel
    Ester is a swimmer trying to stay afloat. Amy is curled up on the locker room floor. DRY LAND is a play about abortion, female friendship, and resiliency, and what happens in one high school locker room after everybody’s left.
    3F 2M
    Contact: Scott Chaloff / WME
  • THE OREGON TRAIL
    Bekah Brunstetter
    Jane’s trapped in her middle school computer lab playing “The Oregon Trail” for what feels like hours. The game becomes life and rips us back to the trail, 1848, where we travel in a covered wagon with Jane’s great great grandmother. As game moves us, back, forward and back again, Now-Jane’s and Then-Jane’s sadnesses are delicately juxtaposed in this play-meets-video game about depression, Then and Now.
    3F 3M
    Contact: Derek Zasky / WME
  • THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS
    Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig
    When Sunny is born in a rural village on the Yangtze River, her parents dump her in a slop bucket and leave her to die because she isn't a boy. Sunny survives, and at 14 leaves home for a Shenzhen factory to fund her brother's education. There she works grueling shifts cleaning toilets and dreams of promotion. Desperate to maximize her only capital--her youth--Sunny attends self-help classes and learns ways to improve her chances at securing a coveted office position. But when her dogged attempts to pull herself out of poverty hurt a fellow worker, Sunny begins to question the design of a syst...
    3F 3M
    Contact: Antje Oegel / AO International
  • WHAT WOULD CRAZY HORSE DO?
    Larissa FastHorse
    Set today, the play is about two Native Americans who are facing the extinction of their tribe while the first female leader of the KKK is poised to bring a gentler version of the Klan into the limelight. When the two groups are brought together, they find that sometimes they are asking the same questions. When is race separation racism? And when is it essential preservation? It’s a question both sides need to answer before it is too late.
    3F 3M
    Contact: Jonathan Mills / Paradigm
  • THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE
    Madeleine George
    Watson: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became reigning Jeopardy! champ; amiable techno-dweeb who, in the present day, is just looking for love. These four constant companions become one in this brilliantly witty, time-jumping, loving tribute (and cautionary tale) dedicated to the people—and machines—upon which we all depend.
    1F 2M
    Contact: Seth Glewen / Gersh
  • DIFFERENT WORDS FOR THE SAME THING
    Kimber Lee
    Thirteen years and 1,800 miles separate Alice from her childhood home. But after one phone call the small-town streets and characters that once shaped her come rushing back and threaten to never let her go.
    5F 7M
    Contact: Seth Glewen / Gersh
  • OF GOOD STOCK
    Melissa Ross
    When legendary novelist Mick Stockton died, he left his three daughters a house in Cape Cod, control over his books, and a whole lot of issues. Years later, the men in their lives struggle to be a part of this elusive family’s legacy. It’s not always easy keeping up with the hurricane of the whip-smart and sharp-tongued Stockton Sisters. Especially during a weekend filled with dramatic confrontations and surprising confessions. But good scotch helps. A raw, poignant, and hilarious look at the fun and dysfunction of family.
    3F 3M
    Contact: Jessica Amato / Gersh
  • ALL THE DAYS
    Sharyn Rothstein
    There's nothing worse than family...and nothing better. Miranda has done everything in her power to create a life completely different than the one she came from. But a week before a family celebration, Miranda suffers a lapse of judgment and invites her deliciously eccentric and overbearing mother to come stay. With all the kin in one place, will they all stay in one piece? This heartfelt and hilarious world premiere is about a family of very funny people in the midst of loss, love, and forgiveness.
    3F 3M
    Contact: Di Glazer / ICM
  • THE TENTH MUSE
    Tanya Saracho
    In a lively 18th-century convent in colonial Mexico, young nuns and servants unearth a hidden play written by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a nun and famous intellectual who died 20 years earlier after falling out of favor with the church. At night, behind the back of the Mother Superior, they act out Sor Juana’s ribald farce, revealing her blazing, blasphemous talent…and discovering their own complex bonds of sisterhood.
    10F
    Contact Mark Orsini / Bret Adams, LTD.
  • THE COMPARABLES
    Laura Schellhardt
    Bette, Monica and Iris are high-end real estate agents whose sales pitches are as hard and polished as their nails. CEO Bette, the original glass ceiling crasher, is on the verge of debuting a reality television show designed to introduce a whole new audience of women to her no--holds-barred view of business. When her reputation takes a hit, all three are faced with a choice—band together to save the agency or fend for themselves. Schellhardt’s dark comedy begs the question: is there more than one way for women to do business?
    3F
    Contact: Seth Glewen / Gersh
  • GRAND CONCOURSE
    Heidi Schreck
    Having dedicated her life to religious service, Shelley runs a Bronx soup kitchen with unsentimental efficiency, but lately her heart’s not quite in it. When Emma — an idealistic but confused college dropout — arrives to volunteer, her reckless mix of generosity and self-involvement pushes Shelley to the breaking point.
    2F 2M
    Contact: Val Day / ICM
  • THE MOORS
    Jen Silverman
    Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, and dream of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. The Moors is a dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility.
    5F 1M
    Contact: Rachel Viola / UTA
  • MAN IN LOVE
    Christina Anderson
    1936. A metropolis divided by segregation and struck by economic turmoil. Rent parties rage above, while men hungry for work and love roam the streets. In this concrete jungle, a series of black female bodies turn up and a pattern emerges. Reactions vary across the city — hot-tempered ex-con Walker remains oblivious; Darlynn is anxious, but then again, she’s always anxious; and her neighbor Paul Pare Jr., a young, charming black man stays cool. Man in Love examines a world of quiet desperation in hard times, where a criminal and his victims can get lost in the crowd.
    1F, 3M, 1M(Trans)
    Contact: Mark Orsini / Bret Adams, LTD
  • BRIGHT HALF LIFE
    Tanya Barfield
    A moving love story that spans decades in an instant—from marriage, children, skydiving, and the infinite moments that make a life together.
    2F
    Contact: George Lane / CAA
  • BLISS (OR EMILY POST IS DEAD!)
    Jami Brandli
    It's 1960 in North Orange, NJ. Clytemnestra and Medea are now housewives with a pill addiction, and Antigone is the teenage girl next door who is in love with a black boy. On the surface, they're seemingly blissful to follow the "rules” of Emily Post, the American author famous for writing on etiquette. But that's just the surface. Then Cassandra, a black working girl, moves into their neighborhood and all routines are interrupted. Cassandra is determined to finally break the curse of Apollo, the gorgeous and egotistical god who gave her this “gift” of prophecy but made it so no one would ever...
    4F 1M
    Contact: Scott Halle / Gramercy Park Entertainment
  • FUTURE THINKING
    Eliza Clark
    Chiara is a spoiled starlet. Peter is a pet photographer. He’s also Chiara’s obsessed, middle-aged stalker-fan, who believes there’s another dimension, where he and Chiara can live happily. It’s Comic Con time, and Peter’s in trouble. He has violated his restraining order and is being held by a security guard who dreams of being a real cop. All Chiara wants is for her stage mom and her bodyguard to get lost—preferably, together. Everyone has a fantasy, and soon they’ll collide—with each other and reality.
    2F 3M
    Contact: Derek Zasky / WME
  • HOLY DAY
    Alexandra Collier
    Cal and Tim are travelling the topsy-turvy world on an unconventional honeymoon to dive hotels and far-flung destinations, where they will not be ordering room service or finding heart shaped chocolates on their pillow. When Cal finds a photo of a mysterious woman in Tim’s passport, she stumbles upon a history that isn’t their own. Soon, this ghost flickering at the edge of their relationship starts to haunt them both. As do the strange rituals, cultural differences and languages of other cities, which unravel what they thought they knew best: each other. Holy Day was a finalist for the Susan ...
    2F 1M
    Contact: [email protected]
  • HONEY DROP
    Erin Courtney
    As time goes by, William feels more and more at a loss with his life and misses the daughter he pushed away years ago. To seek redemption and sanity he sets out on a journey, leaving his wife, renting an RV, searching for his daughter and befriending young strangers. HONEY DROP is about family, creativity, love and trying to tame the monsters that hover in the back.
    3F 2M
    Contact: Antje Oegel / AO International
  • REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY
    Jackie Sibblies Drury
    A piece about artists, legacy and photography. REALLY asks what do we try to leave behind, what do we actually leave behind, and how do we deal with being left.
    2F 1M
    Contact: Antje Oegel / AO International
  • I’M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD
    Halley Feiffer
    Ella is a precocious and fiercely competitive actress whose sole aim in life is making her famous playwright father, David, proud. Over the course of a boozy evening, Ella and David deliberate over whether to read the reviews of her Off-Broadway debut…and things unravel from there. A dark, probing and very funny play pulls the audience into the middle of a deeply complicated relationship and sheds new light on the eternal struggles of parents and children to find common ground.
    1F 1M
    Contact: Di Glazer / ICM
  • I ENTER THE VALLEY
    Dipika Guha
    Beloved national poet Augusto Reál has not written a scrap for seven years. What’s more, he’s been incredibly happy. Or has he? In the twilight of his life, his once quiet house is flooded with the voices of women who descend upon the valley. They upset him, shatter his peace and in the noise something unspoken begins to stir in them all. I ENTER the VALLEY is a play about the nature of power, creativity and female friendship. It was inspired by the life of Pablo Neruda.
    4F 2M
    Contact: Mark Orsini / Bret Adams, LTD
  • THE TALL GIRLS
    Meg Miroshnik
    Sometimes basketball is the only way out. Even for a girl. Even in the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.
    5F 1M
    Contact: Jonathan Lomma / WME
  • WAKE UP, MRS. MOORE
    Julie Marie Myatt
    It is 1970 and Virginia Moore is in love with Glenn, but she is also attempting to change her future by protesting for Equal Rights for Women. At a rally, she is knocked unconscious by a beer bottle and lapses into a coma. Forty years pass by as Glenn tends to her, waiting for her recovery. When she miraculously awakes in 2011, Virginia has evolved, and the two have to piece together a new relationship.
    4F 2M
    Contact: Bruce Ostler and Mark Orsini / Bret Adams, LTD
  • ZEALOT
    Theresa Rebeck
    Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The British consul pours tea for the American undersecretary of state, avoiding her questions—with answers to ones she hasn’t even asked—that’s diplomacy at work. Meanwhile, in the street below, a group of women set in motion a carefully planned protest. The results are devastating enough to ignite a battle of wills and wits—now that a life hangs in the balance.
    2F 3M
    Contact: Di Glazer / ICM
  • CATCH THE WALL
    Gabrielle Reisman
    When champion bounce MC, Benefit, dies unexpectedly, 6th graders Cleo and Justice set out to make a dance video so that their mentor’s memory can live on. But when Benefit’s ghost begins haunting the halls of their charter school, the girls must push back against their teacher’s expectations and find a story they can claim as their own.
    6F 2M
    Contact: [email protected]
  • SOMEWHERE FUN
    Jenny Schwartz
    Rosemary and Evelyn met “a hundred thousand years ago” in Central Park when their children were barely born. Somewhere Fun reunites the two women thirty-five years later on Madison Avenue, one windy fall day...
    5F 2M 1B(oy) 1G(irl)
    Contact: Mark Subias / UTA
  • THE HUNTERS
    Jen Silverman
    Follows twin brothers Alex and Cam. Alex worries about what the future holds. Cam, on the other hand, obsesses over a family legend which claims that the twins’ Vietnamese grandfather was shot by an American soldier. When Cam lures the grandson of the soldier to their motel room, seeking to avenge his grandfather’s death, the past and the future come into direct contact.
    3M
    Contact: Rachel Viola / UTA
  • TAILS OF WASPS
    Stephanie Timm
    Scandal is irresistible. We are captivated by the personal lives of celebrities and political figures almost to obsession. But at what cost? Tails of Wasps takes us behind closed doors to witness the rise and fall of one politician as he wrestles with his most intimate demons. In a hotel room, away from the public eye, a powerful man spirals downward into the depths of sexual transgression.
    4F 1M
    Contact: Mark Orsini / Bret Adams, LTD.
  • DON JUAN COMES HOME FROM IRAQ
    Paula Vogel
    A Marine returns home from war and discovers that his lover is missing. Searching for her, he embarks on a surrealistic tour through the streets and history of Philadelphia.
    6F 3M
    Contact: John Buzzetti & Jonathan Lomma / WME
  • SEE BAT FLY
    Kathryn Walat
    A play about the awesome aerodynamics of bats, the magic of an all-night diner on Route 66, and a dysfunctional tequila Christmas that sets Melanie free.
    2F 2M
    Contact Seth Glewen / Gersh
  • JEFFERSON’S GARDEN
    Timberlake Wertenbaker
    America. 1776. Christian is a Quaker. His family came to America to live in peace. But he is a young man fired up by dreams of revolution. Should he defy his community and pick up a gun? Thomas Jefferson is an idealist, with a vision of liberty for all. But America is a fractured coalition of states, in a bloody war for independence. How will he balance the ideal with the reality? Susanna was born a slave. But the British promise liberation for those who join their fight against the revolution. Where does true freedom lie?
    4F 5M
    Contact: Julia Kreitman / The Agency
  • BOY
    Anna Ziegler
    Inspired by a true story, BOY explores the complicated terrain of trying to find love in a new body, and the inextricable bonds between doctor and patient. In the 1960s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold.
    3F 3M
    Contact: Seth Glewen / Gersh

All Nominated Eligible Plays 2014 

 

LIZ DUFFY ADAMS – A Discourse on the Wonders of the Invisible World
JOHNNA ADAMS – Skinless
ZAKIYYAH ALEXANDER – Sweet Maladies AND Black Picasso
SOFIA ALVAREZ – The Fish Bowl AND Nylon AND Friend Art AND The Orphans Club
CHRISTINA ANDERSON – Man in Love AND The Ashes Under Gait City AND Hollow Roots
JANE ANDERSON – Mother of the Maid
DEBORAH ASIIMWE – Cooking Oil
CHIARA ATIK – Women AND The Secret Catcher
ALICE AUSTEN – Ninth Man Out
MALLERY AVIDON – everyone they knew was famous AND a to z AND O Guru Guru Guru, or Why I Don’t Want To Go To Yoga Class With You
LESLIE AYVAZIAN – 15/15
TRISTA BALDWIN – Angel Fat AND Kill Me Don’t Go
TANYA BARFIELD – The Call AND Bright Half Life
CLARE BARRON – Baby Screams Miracle AND Dirty Crusty
QUAN BARRY – Tenebrae
NEENA BEBER – A Foreign Body
MARIA ALEXANDRIA BEECH – The Infinity Pond
KATIE BENDER – Still Now AND The Fault
KATE BENSON – A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes
ELIZABETH BIRKENMEIER – Infirmary Shakes
BROOKE BERMAN – Absolution
SUSAN BERNFIELD – Tania in the Getaway Van
HILARY BETTIS – Alligator AND Dakota Atoll
RADHA BLANK – Happy. Flower. Nail
RACHEL BONDS – Swimmers AND  Five Mile Lake AND The Noise
JAMI BRANDLI – Bliss (or Emily Post is Dead!)
DEBORAH BRUCE – The Distance
BEKAH BRUNSTETTER – The Oregon Trail AND A Long And Happy Life AND Cutie and Bear
SARAH BURGESS – Liquidation Play AND Camdenside
MONICA BYRNE – Tarantino’s Yellow Speedo
SHEILA CALLAGHAN – Women Laughing Alone With Salad AND Elevada AND Everything You Touch
ANNE MARIE CAMMARATO – A Scar
JUNE CARRYL – Stone Angels
EUGENIE CHAN – Madame Ho AND Kitchen Table
SAM CHANSE – Fruiting Bodies
MIA CHUNG – This Exquisite Corpse AND You for Me for You
PAULA CIZMAR – The Chisera AND January
ELIZA CLARK – Future Thinking
BÀRBARA COLIO – Ropes
ALEXANDRA COLLIER – Holy Day
CONSTANCE CONGDON – 2 Washington Square
CECILIA COPELAND – Light of Night
KIA CORTHRON – Megastasis
ERIN COURTNEY – Honey Drop AND A Map of Virtue
FRANCES YA-CHU COWHIG – The World of Extreme Happiness
CUSI CRAM – A Lifetime Burning AND Fuente
LISA D’AMOUR – The Night Sky
EISA DAVIS – Ramp
JENNY CONNELL DAVIS – The Dragon Play AND Goddess of Mercy
JESSICA DICKEY – Charles Ives Take Me Home
LISA DILLMAN – Six Postcards AND No Such Thing
JACKIE SIBBLIES DRURY – Really Really Really Really Really
ELIZABETH EGLOFF – Ether Dome
ELLEN FAIREY – People Food
LARISSA FASTHORSE – What Would Crazy Horse Do?
HALLEY FEIFFER – I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard AND A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City AND Sidney & Laura
EMILY FELDMAN – The Mango Farmer of Vermont
LAUREN FELDMAN – Grace, Or the Art of Climbing
EVELINA FERNANDEZ – A Mexican Trilogy
LINDSEY FERRENTINO – Ugly Lies The Bone AND Magic Men
LIZ FLAHIVE – The Madrid
STEPHANIE FLEISCHMANN – The Secret Lives of Coats
DANA LYNN FORMBY – American Beauty Shop
DOROTHY FORTENBERRY – Partners
EDITH FRENI – Total Power Exchange
MEREDITH FRIEDMAN – Oh, My Man
MAUREEN GALLAGHER – More Ruthless and More Tender
SARAH GANCHER – Klauzál Square
ANNE GARCÍA-ROMERO – Paloma
MADELEINE GEORGE – The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence
REBECCA GILMAN – Luna Gale AND Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976
SIGRID GILMER – Harry & the Thief
TASHA GORDON-SOLMON – I Now Pronounce
KIRSTEN GREENIDGE – Splendor AND Bossa Nova AND Rust AND Little Row Boat
ALLISON GREGORY – Not Medea AND Burning Bridget Cleary
VIRGINIA GRISE – blu
DIANA GRISANTI – River City
LILLIAN GROAG – Aimée and Jaguar
SARAH GUBBINS – Cocked AND The Kid Thing AND The Drinking Problem
DIPIKA GUHA – I Enter The Valley AND Passing AND The Rules
LAUREN GUNDERSON – We Are Denmark AND The Taming
JENNIFER HALEY – Sustainable Living AND The Nether
KATORI HALL – Whaddabloodclot!!! AND Pussy Valley
CHRISTINA HAM – Scapegoat
BARBARA HAMMOND – The Eva Trilogy
TRISH HARNETIAUX – If You Can Get to Buffalo AND How to Get Into Buildings
ALESHEA HARRIS – Road Kill Giant
KAREN HARTMAN – Goliath
SUZANNE HEATHCOTE – So.
ELIZABETH HEFFRON – Portugal
BETH HENLEY – Laugh
AMINA HENRY – Eugene AND Happily Ever AND Bully
ENDESHA IDA MAE HOLLAND – From the Mississippi Delta
WINNIE HOLZMAN – Choice
JESSICA HUANG – Purple Cloud
QUIARA ALEGRÍA HUDES – The Rooster Room
CHISA HUTCHINSON – Alondra Was Here AND Somebody’s Daughter AND She Like Girls
KRISTIN IDASZAK – The Liar Paradox
ELIZABETH IRWIN – My Mañana Comes
LAURA JACQMIN – Two Lakes, Two Rivers
MICAH ARIEL JAMES – Four Stories
RACHEL JENDRZEJEWSKI – Meronymy AND it’s [all] highly personal
MIKI JOHNSON – American Falls AND God Is A Good God
JULIA MAY JONAS – Evelyn
ADITI BRENNAN KAPIL – The Chronicles of Kalki AND Shiv
LILA ROSE KAPLAN – 1 2 3, a play about abandonment and ballroom dancing AND We All Fall Down
MJ KAUFMAN – Sagittarius Ponderosa
ZOE KAZAN – Trudy and Max in Love
TORI KEENAN-ZELT – Truth Dare Double Dare Kiss Love or Torture
NAMBI E. KELLEY – For Her As a Piano
GEORGETTE KELLY – Ballast
SIBYL KEMPSON – The Secret Death of Puppets
MEGHAN KENNEDY – Too Much, Too Much, Too Many
CLAIRE KIECHEL – Umma Lappa Soon
BOO KILLEBREW – Days Like Diamonds
CALLIE KIMBALL – Dreams of the Penny Gods
KRISTA KNIGHT – Primal Play AND Untitled Teen Hospice Play
SHERRY KRAMER – How Water Behaves
BASIL KREIMENDAHL – Orange Julius AND In 1987, We Were Kids
ANDREA KUCHLEWSKA – Complete
JACQUELINE LAWTON – Noms de Guerre
PAOLA LÁZARO-MUÑOZ – Contigo
KIMBER LEE – fight AND different words for the same thing AND tokyo fish story AND brownsville song
YOUNG JEAN LEE – Straight White Men
PATRICIA IONE LLOYD – Dirty Little Black Girls
LISA LOOMER – Two Things You Don’t Talk About At Dinner
WENDY MACLEOD – Women in Jeopardy!
CHERI MAGID – The Gaba Girl
JENI MAHONEY – The Feast of the Flying Cow…and Other Stories of War
JENNIFER MAISEL – @thespeedofJake
MARTYNA MAJOK – Ironbound AND Petty Harbour
EMILY MANN – Hoodwinked
MONA MANSOUR – The Vagrant AND The Way West AND The Hour of Feeling
DEB MARGOLIN – Turquoise
LAURA MARKS – Mine
MOZHAN MARNÒ – When The Lights Went Out
CAROLINE V. MCGRAW – Ultimate Beauty Bible AND The Bachelors AND Tall Skinny Cruel Cruel Boys AND The Vaults
CARLY MENSCH – Middleman AND Oblivion
MOLLY SMITH METZLER – The May Queen
MARLANE MEYER – The Patron Saint of Sea Monsters
MEG MIROSHNIK – The Tall Girls AND The Droll
REHANA MIRZA – Soldier X AND if it’s sad, i don’t want to see it AND The Romantics
ANNA MOENCH – Hunger
LENELLE MOÏSE – Merit AND The Many Faces of Nia
DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU – Skeleton Crew
JOANNA MURRAY-SMITH – Ninety
JULIE MARIE MYATT – Wake Up, Mrs. Moore AND Opium Den AND Birder AND Frank Is A Miracle
JANINE NABERS – Serial Black Face AND Annie Bosh Is Missing AND A Swell In the Ground
MARY KATHRYN NAGLE – Manahatta
NATALIA NAMAN – The Old Ship of Zion
LEE NOWELL – Paper House
LIZZIE NUNNERY – Intemperance AND The Swallowing Dark
SIBYL O’MALLEY – Lamentations of the Pelvis
KIRA OBOLENSKY – The Invention of the Third Dimension and the Secret Lives of Doubles AND The Adventures of Herculina
DAEL ORLANDERSMITH – Forever
MARISELA TREVIÑO ORTA – Heart Shaped Nebula
JIEHAE PARK – Hannah and the Dread Gazebo
LINA PATEL – The Ragged Claws
ROXIE PERKINS – The Ballad of Haint Blue
CAREY PERLOFF – Kinship
LIZA JESSIE PETERSON – The Peculiar Patriot
SILVIA PETO – The Groundskeeper
CHRISTINA QUINTANA – Scissoring
YASMINE BEVERLY RANA – The Fallen
THERESA REBECK – Zealot
SAVANNAH REICH – Paradise Park Zoo
GABRIELLE REISMAN – Catch The Wall
ELAINE ROMERO – A Work of Art AND Wetback
AMELIA ROPER – Lottie in the Late Afternoon AND She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange
KIM ROSENSTOCK – Bride Widow Hag
MELISSA ROSS – Of Good Stock AND Do Something Pretty AND Nice Girl
SHARYN ROTHSTEIN – All The Days AND Queen Bee AND The Invested
TAMMY RYAN – Tar Beach
ERICA SALEH – The Morning After
JANINE SALINAS – Las Mujeres del Mar
SARAH SALTWICK – A Perfect Robot
TANYA SARACHO – The Tenth Muse AND El Nogalar AND Mala Hierba
TINA SATTER – Congratulations, Bryan
LAURA SCHELLHARDT – The Comparables
HEIDI SCHRECK – The Consultant AND Grand Concourse AND There Are No More Big Secrets
JENNY SCHWARTZ – Somewhere Fun
EMILY SCHWEND – Route One Off AND Behind the Motel
JANECE SHAFFER – The Geller Girls
AMANDA JANE SHANK – The Glass Man
MADHURI SHEKAR – A Nice Indian Boy AND In Love and Warcraft
JEN SILVERMAN – The Moors AND The Hunters AND Phoebe In Winter AND Wild Blue AND All The Roads Home AND Still
PENELOPE SKINNER – Fred’s Diner
ALENA SMITH – The New Sincerity
CHARISE CASTRO SMITH – Estella Cruz [The Junkyard Queen] AND Feathers and Teeth
MARISA SMITH – Mad Love
RUBY RAE SPIEGEL – Dry Land
PEGGY STAFFORD – 16 Words or Less
SUSAN SOON HE STANTON – Today Is My Birthday
DEBORAH STEIN AND SULI HOLUM – Chimera AND The Wholehearted
CAITLIN SAYLOR STEPHENS – When We Went Electronic
SHELAGH STEPHENSON – A Northern Odyssey
LYDIA STRYK – An Accident
TATIANA SUAREZ-PICO – Flesh & Blood
CARIDAD SVICH – Archipelago
JESSICA SWALE – Blue Stockings
DALIA TAHA – as cheesy as love and war
ANDREA THOME – Undone
TRACY THORNE – The Nature of Things
LUCY THURBER – The Insurgents
STEPHANIE TIMM – Tails of Wasps
KATHLEEN TOLAN – Chicago Boys
SARAH TREEM – When We Were Young and Unafraid
ALICE TUAN – Cocks Crow
MFONISO UDOFIA – runboyrun AND Sojurners
SHONTINA VERNON – Wanted
PAULA VOGEL – Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq AND Rehearsing Vengeance
KATHRYN WALAT – See Bat Fly
KATE WALBERT – Genius
NAOMI WALLACE – Night is a Room AND And I And Silence
ANNE WASHBURN – 10 out of 12 AND Little Bunny Foo Foo
TIMBERLAKE WERTENBAKER – Jefferson’s Garden
AMY WHEELER – Wizzer Pizzer: Getting Over the Rainbow
SHERI WILNER – Kingdom City
LEAH NANAKO WINKLER – Death for Sydney Black AND Diversity Awareness Picnic
LAUREN YEE – Samsara AND The Hatmaker’s Wife AND in a word AND The Tiger Among Us AND Hookman
ZHU YI – Holy Crab!
KAREN ZACARIAS – Just Like Us
ANNA ZIEGLER – Boy AND The Last Match AND Another Way Home

 

Nominators 2014

 

Keith Josef Adkins – Artistic Director, The New Black Fest
Luis Alfaro – Playwright, Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Jesse Alick – Artistic Associate, The Public Theater
Freddie Ashley – Artistic Director, Actor’s Express
John M. Baker– Artistic Associate, Williamstown Theatre Festival
Alex Barron – Literary Manager, The Playwrights Realm
Beatrice Basso – Director of New Work, American Conservatory Theater
Sarah Bellamy – Co-Artistic Director, Penumbra Theatre Company
Susan Bernfield – Producing Artistic Director, New Georges
Walter Bilderback – Dramaturg/Literary Manager, The Wilma Theater
Susan V. Booth– Artistic Director, Alliance Theater
Amy Boratko – Literary Manager, Yale Repertory Theatre
Kirsten Bowen – Literary Manager, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Christopher Breyer – Dramaturg, Ojai Playwrights Conference
Ilana M.  Brownstein – Director of New Work, Company One Theatre
Adrienne Campbell-Holt– Artistic Director, Colt Coeur
Megan Carter – Freelance Dramaturg
Aaron Carter – Director of New Play Development, Steppenwolf Theatre
Jeremy B. Cohen– Producing Artistic Director, The Playwrights’ Center
Kimberly Colburn – Associate Literary Director and Pacific Playwrights Festival Coordinator, South Coast Repertory
Julie Crosby – Producing Artistic Director, Women’s Project Theater
Valerie Curtis-Newton – Artistic Director, The Hansberry Project
Devon de Mayo – Associate Artistic Director, Dog and Pony Theatre Co.
Snehal Desai – Literary Manager, East West Players
John Dias – Artistic Director, Two River
Steven Dietz – Playwright/Director, University of Texas at Austin
Lue Douthit – Director of Literary Development and Dramaturgy, Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Jason Eagan – Artistic Director, Ars Nova
Erik Ehn – Head of Playwriting and Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University
Kevin Emrick – Director of Creative Development, Stuart Thompson Productions
Liz Engelman – The University of Texas at Austin
Christie Evangelisto – Literary Director, Signature Theatre
Kip Fagan – Director
Hayley Finn – Associate Artistic Director, The Playwrights’ Center
Linsay Firman – Literary Manager and Associate Director of EST/Sloan Project, Ensemble Studio Theatre
Elizabeth Frankel – Literary Manager, The Public Theater
Kyle Frisina – Director of Play Development, Second Stage Theatre
Michael John Garcés – Artistic Director, Cornerstone Theater
Graeme Gillis – Associate Artistic Director, Ensemble Studio Theatre
John Glore – Associate Artistic Director, South Coast Repertory
Wendy C. Goldberg – Artistic Director, National Playwrights Conference Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center
Isaac Gomez – Literary Manager, Victory Gardens Theater
Gabe Greene – Director of New Play Development, La Jolla Playhouse
Adam Greenfield – Director of New Play Development, Playwrights Horizons
Christina Ham – Many Voices Program Coordinator, The Playwrights’ Center
Caleb Hammons – Associate Producer, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College
Rob Handel – Carnegie Mellon University
Charles Haugland – Artistic Programs and Dramaturgy, Huntington Theatre Company
Aimée Hayes – Artistic Director, Southern Rep
Andrea Hiebler – Literary and Artistic Coordinator, Lark Play Development Center
Melissa Hillman – Artistic Director, Impact Theatre
Jennifer Houget – Ambassador Theatre Group
Velina Hasu Houston – Associate Dean of the School of Dramatic Arts, USC
Mead K Hunter – Artistic Director, The New Harmony Project
Naomi Iizuka – Playwright and Head of MFA Writing Program, University of California-San Diego
Celise Kalke – Director of New Projects, Alliance Theatre
Aditi Kapil – Playwright/Performer/Director
Mia Katigbak – Artistic Producing Director and Co-Founder, National Asian American Theatre Company
Abigail Katz – Literary Manager, Atlantic Theater Company
Anne Kauffman – Director
Jen Kays – Literary Director, Circle X Theatre Co.
Jennifer Kiger – Associate Artistic Director and Director of New Play Programs, Yale Repertory Theatre
Katherine Kovner – Artistic Director, Playwrights Realm
Tessa LaNeve – Director of ESPA,  Primary Stages
Douglas Langworthy – Literary Manager, Denver Center Theatre Company
Martha Lavey – Artistic Director, Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Kristina Leach – Literary Associate, Geffen Playhouse
Kristin Leahey – Resident Dramaturg, Northlight Theatre
Sarah Rose Leonard – Literary Associate, Signature Theatre
Amy Levinson – Literary Manager and Dramaturg, Geffen Playhouse
Michael Lew – Playwright, Ma-Yi Writers Lab
Andrew Leynse – Artistic Director, Primary Stages
Todd London – Artistic Director, New Dramatists
Sarah Lunnie – Associate Literary Manager, Playwrights Horizons
Annie MacRae – Literary Manager/Sloan Project Manager, Manhattan Theatre Club
Danielle Mages Amato – Literary Manager, The Old Globe
Aaron Malkin – Literary Associate, New York Theatre Workshop
Emily Mann – Artistic Director, McCarter Theatre
Amy Rose Marsh – Literary Manager, Samuel French
Raphael Martin – Director of New Work & FEED, Soho Rep.
Marc Masterson – Artistic Director, South Coast Repertory
Julie McCormick – Literary Associate, Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Meredith McDonough – Associate Artistic Director, Actors Theatre of Louisville
Lisa McNulty – Artistic Line Producer, Manhattan Theatre Club
Paul Meshejian – Artistic Director, PlayPenn
Bonnie Metzgar – Artist-At-Large
Anita Montgomery – Literary Manager, ACT Theatre
Anne G. Morgan – Literary Manager, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center
Emily Morse – Director of Artistic Development, New Dramatists
Lila Neugebauer – Freelance Director
Kent Nicholson – Director of Musical Theater/Literary Associate, Playwrights Horizons
Madeleine Oldham – Director of The Ground Floor & Resident Dramaturg, Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Tanya Palmer – Director of New Play Development, Goodman Theatre
A. Rey Pamatmat – Ma-Yi Theatre Company
Janice Paran – Associate Artist, Sundance Institute Theatre Program
Christian Parker – Associate Artistic Director, Atlantic Theater Company
Jerry Patch – Director of Artistic Development, Manhattan Theatre Club
PJ Powers – Artistic Director, TimeLine Theatre Company
Jill Rafson – Literary Manager, Roundabout Theatre Company
Adam Rapp – Playwright and Director
Sarah Rasmussen – Freelance Director/Head of MFA Directing, UT Austin
Tlaloc Rivas – Writer/Director and Assistant Professor of Directing, The University of Iowa
Diane Rodriguez – Associate Producer and Director of New Play Production, Center Theatre Group
Jack Rueler – Artistic Director, Mixed Blood
Jerry Ruiz – Director
Rachel Rusch – Director of Development, Fabrik Entertainment
Joanie Schultz – Director
Emily Shooltz – Associate Artistic Director, Ars Nova
Rachel Silverman – Artistic Producing Associate, New York Theatre Workshop
Leigh Silverman – Director
Emily Simoness – Executive Director, SPACE on Ryder Farm
Maria Striar – Producing Artistic Director, Clubbed Thumb
Seema Sueko – Associate Artistic Director, Pasadena Playhouse
Lloyd Suh – Director of Onsite Programs, Lark Play Development Center
Christine Sumption – Dramaturg, Hedgebrook
Gwydion Suilebhan – Co-Founder and Playwright, The Welders
Pier Carlo Talenti – Literary Manager and Resident Dramaturg, Center Theatre Group
Paula Vogel – Playwright
Les Waters – Artistic Director, Actors Theater of Louisville
Michael Walkup – Producing Director, P73
Miriam Weisfeld – Associate Artistic Director, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Amy Wegener – Literary Director, Actors Theater of Louisville
Laurie Woolery – Director

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