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NYSAF was founded in 1985 by Mark Linn-Baker, Max Mayer, and Leslie Urdang in order to provide artists with a rigorous and nurturing environment to support artistic process, promote collaboration between artistic peers, foster dialogue between artists and audiences, and to facilitate the sharing of knowledge from one artistic generation to the next. Johanna Pfaelzer was named NYSAF's first Artistic Director in 2007, having worked with the company as Managing Producer since 1998, and now serves as a Producing Director along with the three founders. In 2019, Christopher Burney began a 3.5 year term as the next Artistic Director, leading the community with great care and creativity through an unexpected tenure of global change, ushering in a new era of service and flexibility. Liz Carlson succeeded Burney as the Interim Artistic Director in November 2022, after a 15-year relationship with NYSAF as an artist and producer, including a 7-year term as the year-round Artistic Producer.

From our inception in 1985, NYSAF and Vassar College partnered to produce the annual Powerhouse Summer Season in Poughkeepsie, NY. In the 2010s, NYSAF expanded our commitment to serving artistic process by supporting regular programming in New York City throughout the calendar year. As the world changed in 2020, we adapted our resources to meet the evolving needs of our community, and expanded our partnerships in the Hudson Valley to include Marist College and other local businesses and educational institutions. ​

 

 

In 2023, NYSAF entered a dedicated, multi-year collaboration with Marist College in order to expand our year-round services for artists developing new work in theater, film and television in the Hudson Valley and New York City while also opening up significant new educational programs and experiential learning opportunities for Marist students.

 

Learn more about our Annual Artist Support.

Notable productions that received vital incubation with NYSAF include: the Tony Award-winning Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda), Hadestown (Anaïs Mitchell), The Humans (Stephen Karam), Doubt (John Patrick Shanley); OBIE Award winning The Invisible Hand (Ayad Akhtar), Pulitzer-finalists The Wolves (Sarah DeLappe) and Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music; Broadway musicals Head Over Heels, American Idiot, Bright Star; Off-Broadway’s The Fortress of Solitude (Michael Friedman and Itamar Moses), Sanctuary City (Martyna Majok); the award-winning Peanut Butter Falcon (Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz); multiple collaborations with Ngozi Anyanwu, Jocelyn Bioh, Halley Feiffer, Zach Helm, Beth Henley, Warren Leight, Mozhan Marnó, Billy Porter, Brian Quijada, Josh Radnor, Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater;  and hundreds more.  

2021

NYSAF SUMMER SEASON 

MUSICAL WORKSHOPS

MEXODUS by Brian Quijada & Nygel D Robinson

dramaturgy by Tlaloc Rivas

SOUTH by Florencia Iriondo

WHITE GIRL IN DANGER by Michael R. Jackson

directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz

2023 Production: Vineyard Theatre & Second Stage Theater

INTERSTATE by Melissa Li & Kit Yan

directed by Jesca Prudencio

IN RESIDENCE

Sivan Battat, The Leo Shull Directing Fellow

Chris Darbassie

Shayok Misha Chowdhury & Kameron Neal

Estefanía Fadul, Pfaelzer Award Recipient

Kareem Fahmy

Jennifer Gibbs

Keelay Gipson & Sam Salmond

Marcy Heisler & Amanda Green

Jessica Huang & Jacinth Greywoode

Kay Kemp, Epstein Award Recipient

Joanna Castle Miller & Will Steinberger

Doron JéPaul Mitchell & Julius Pryor IV

Phanésia Pharel

Paul Oakley Sotvall & Nikhil Saboo

Kirya Traber, Founders' Award Recipient

Shona Tucker & Yvette Ganier

The Lark: Brittany Allen, A.A. Brenner, Edison Ventura Mata Diaz, Jahna Ferron-Smith, Xavier Galva, Nora Brigid Monahan

 

DIGITAL PROGRAMMING

NYSAF NOW

As a result of the global pandemic and suspension of in-person gatherings and live performance as of March 2020, NYSAF initiated NYSAF NOW, an adaptable set of resources to serve the needs of artists through digital connection, flexible structures, and financial support.

 

HONEY WIDOW by Nayna Agrawal

what you are now by Sam Chanse

directed by Steve Cosson

ISABELLA BOOTLEGS by Samantha Cooper

TELL THEM I'M STILL YOUNG by Julia Doolittle

directed by May Adrales

THE FREEDOM INDUSTRY by Zachariah Ezer

directed by Dominique Rider

THE FUN TIME CYCLE by Zach Helm

directed by Kate Whoriskey

SOUTH by Florencia Iriondo

NATURAL SELECTION by Michael Sun Lee

THE MADWOMEN IN THE PANDEMIC

by Sandra Tsing Loh

LOST DREAMS by Jennifer Manocherian

THE BLACK ALBUM MIXTAPE

curated by Doron JéPaul Mitchell

featuring Jarreau Carrillo, Roland Lane, Carvens Lissaint,

Jaiel Mitchell, Breanna Taylor

BASTIANO by Carey Perloff

directed by Vivienne Benesch

COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLES

curated by Dominique Rider

DREAMS OF MY FATHER by Jackie Roberts

MEXODUS by Brian Quijada & Nygel D. Robinson

dramaturgy by Tlaloc Rivas

THE FORE-PLAY by Steven Sater

DEARIE by Claudia Shear

directed by Scott Ellis

THE YEARS BETWEEN US by Liana Sonenclar

directed by Jackson Gay

THE MIGRATION LP by Keenan Scott II

Music direction by Khiyon Hursey

NYSAF NEXUS

Garrett Allen

Ace Anderson

Brittany Bland

Elisa Bocanegra

Nichole Canuso

Sam Chanse

Shayok Misha Chowdhury

Kristiana Rae Colón

Giselle Durand

Jennifer Gibbs

Aleem Hossain

Kimille Howard

Joanna Castle Miller

Tara Moses

Erlina Ortiz

Mason Alexander Park

Phanésia Pharel

Justen Ross

Gabriele Sanchez

Vera Starbard

2020 -

2022

NYSAF SUMMER SEASON 

MUSICAL WORKSHOPS

THE RETURN OF YOUNG BOY by Keenan Scott II & Tre Matthews

directed by Steve H. Broadnax III 

THE POTLUCK by César Alvarez

directed by Sarah Benson

SUN SONGS by Katie Madison & Deborah Cowell

PLAY WORKSHOPS

THE WORLD IS NOT SILENT by Don Nguyen

directed by Marya Mazor

SWEET CHARIOT by Eric Lockley

directed by Shariffa Ali 

2023 Production: Under the Radar Festival, The Public Theater

 

TELL THEM I’M STILL YOUNG by Julia Doolittle

directed by May Adrales 
 

READING FESTIVALS

MY BROTHER IS BETTER AT LOVE THAN ME by Lily Houghton

directed by Leigh Silverman

NUESTRA PLANETA by Diana Burbano

directed by Elisa Bocanegra 

Commissioned by Hero Theater Company

 

[A NEW PLAY] by Josh Radnor

directed by Sheryl Kaller 

 

LOVE ALL by Anna Deavere Smith

directed by Marc Bruni

2023 Production: La Jolla Playhouse

DEMONS. by Keelay Gipson

directed by Steph Paul 

2023 Production: JAG Productions & Bushwick Starr

 

MODERN GENTLEMAN by Preston Max Allen

directed by Trip Cullman
 

FILMMAKERS' WORKSHOP

PERFECT BOUND by Caroline Blair

THE PRESIDENT’S CAKE by Hasan Hadi

 

POSSESSED by Jacob Harpel

SUBMERGED OBJECTS by Anderson Heinz

HONEST LIVING by Lauren Marcus

IF YOU SEEK BRITNEY by Ama Quao

ONE ROSE by Richa Rudola

I’M SORRY I BROUGHT UP GOD by Emily Zemba

 

IN RESIDENCE

George Abud, Osh Ashruf & Sadie Veach

 

Nissy Aya, 2022 Founders’ Award Recipient

 

Stephen Belber

 

Kyle Beltran, Adam Chanler-Berat, Lee Sunday Evans, Marin Ireland, Grace McLean 

 

Molly Carden & Abigail Zealey Bess

Shayok Misha Chowdhury (NEXUS Cohort) with Roopa Mahadevan, Sruti Sarathy & Shiv Subramaniam

 

Kate Douglas & Shayfer James

Keelay Gipson, Cedwan Hooks, Steph Paul, Jon Riddleberger

 

Gethsemane Herron, 2021 Founders’ Award Finalist

 

Rebecca Holderness

Tim J Lord

Donja R. Love

 

Gloria Majule

Talene Monahon & Jaki Bradley

 

jeremy o’brian, 2021 Founders’ Award Recipient

 

Ibi Owolabi, 2022 Drama League Fellow​

Dominique Rider

Samantha Spies with Nicole A. Watson

 

Shona Tucker & Yvette Ganier

Noelle Viñas & Estefanía Fadul

 

Dawn Monique Williams, 2022 Pfaelzer Award Recipient​

2020

NYC PROGRAMMING

NYC WINTER SEASON

LOVELY DAY by Leslie Ayvazian

directed by Max Mayer

TELL THEM I'M STILL YOUNG by Julia Doolittle

directed by Mark Brokaw

A DISTINCT SOCIETY by Kareem Fahmy

directed by Taylor Reynolds

WHITELISTED by Chisa Hutchinson

directed by Jade King Carroll

BREATHING IN by David Rabe

directed by Sarna Lapine

INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS by Ryan Spahn

directed by Michael Urie

GROWING WILD by Shona Tucker

directed by Elizabeth Van Dyke

NYC WINTER CABARET 

THE RACE by Madeline Myers

SOMEWHERE OVER THE BORDER by Brian Quijada

THE LAST SUPPER book by Christina Quintana (CQ)

composed by Migguel Angel & Jaime Lozano

SELECTED SONGS by Rona Siddiqui

GALILEO book by Danny Strong

music & lyrics by Zoe Sarnak and Michael Weiner

DIGITAL PROGRAMMING

 

NYSAF NOW

As a result of the global pandemic and suspension of in-person gatherings and live performance as of March 2020, NYSAF initiated NYSAF NOW, an adaptable set of resources to serve the needs of artists through digital connection, flexible structures, and financial support.

WHAT WE DO NEXT by Stephen Belber

directed by Lisa Peterson

TELL THEM I'M STILL YOUNG by Julia Doolittle

directed by May Adrales

TAMPONS, DEAD DOGS & OTHER DISPOSABLE THINGS

by Shairi Engle

directed by Lucie Tiberghien

[the redacted] by Zach Helm

directed by Kate Whoriskey

EL OTRO LADO by Monet Hurst-Mendoza

AGENT 355 book and dramaturgy by Jessica Kahkoska

book, music & lyrics by Preston Max Allen

directed by Estefanía Fadul

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM by Kay Kemp

MCCOURT by Ilya Khodosh

directed by Susan Tenney

THE MADWOMEN IN THE PANDEMIC

by Sandra Tsing Loh

IKE by Molly Beach Murphy

directed by Morgan Green

BASTIANO by Carey Perloff

directed by Vivienne Benesch

NAILS! by Eliana Pipes

MYTH OF MY PAIN by Andrew Rincón

MEXODUS by Brian Quijada & Nygel D. Robinson

dramaturgy by Tlaloc Rivas

THE SAN MAN by Christina Quintana (CQ)

THE FORGIVENESS MACHINE by Josh Radnor

directed by Sheryl Kaller

THE YEARS BETWEEN US by Liana Sonenclar

directed by Jackson Gay

THE MIGRATION LP by Keenan Scott II

Music direction by Khiyon Hursey

MISS MITCHELL book by Kristin Slaney

music & lyrics by Tommy Crawford and Alex Grubbs

directed by Sarah Elizabeth Wansley

LUCKY by Kirya Traber

directed by Tamilla Woodard

dramaturgy by Lisa Marie Rollins

 

FILMMAKERS' WORKSHOP

WILLOW by Nancy Bannon

TRIP by David Baugnon

PARIAH by Rob Bellon

THE BITTER PILL by Anika Benkov

MYSEDUCATION by Yakira Chambers

THE WATCHERS by Kim Dempster

WAYS TO HIDE IN WINTER by Jenny Halper

KING OF SWING by Alessandro King

EARTH MOTHER by Savanah Leaf

LONDONI by Guru Ramanathan

RED ROCK FALLS by Traven Rice

TRUE STORY by Charia Rose

THE ARK by Minnie Schedeen

SANNYASA by Shawn Snyder & Jason Begue

2010 - 2019

2019

POWERHOUSE SEASON

MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

THE BANDAGED PLACE by Harrison David Rivers

directed by David Mendizábal

2022 Production: Roundabout Theatre Company

 

LIGHTNING (OR THE UNBUTTONING) by Beth Henley 

directed by Mark Brokaw

 

MUSICAL WORKSHOPS

ANNIE SALEM: AN AMERICAN TALE

adapted from the novel by Mac Wellman

book by Rachel Chavkin

music by Heather Christian

lyrics by Heather Christian and Rachel Chavkin

directed by Rachel Chavkin

THE ELEMENTARY SPACETIME SHOW

music and lyrics by César Alvarez

book by César Alvarez and Emily Orling

directed by Sarah Benson

GODDESS

conceived by Saheem Ali

music & lyrics by Michael Thurber

book by Jocelyn Bioh

additional lyrics by Mkhululi Z. Mabija

directed by Saheem Ali

2022 Production: Berkeley Repertory Theatre

 

PLAY WORKSHOPS

...AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON by Zach Helm

directed by Kate Whoriskey

 

THE BEST WE COULD (A FAMILY TRAGEDY) 

by Emily Feldman

directed by Daniel Aukin

2023 Production: Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC

2020 Production: Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC

 

READINGS FESTIVALS

THE NOTEBOOK based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks

music & lyrics by Ingrid Michaelson

book by Bekah Brunstetter

2022 Production: Chicago Shakespeare Theater

GALILEO book by Danny Strong

music & lyrics by Michael Weiner and Zoe Sarnak

directed by Michael Mayer

SANCTUARY CITY by Martyna Majok

directed by Rebecca Frecknall

2021 Production: New York Theatre Workshop, NYC

BECKY NURSE OF SALEM

written & directed by Sarah Ruhl

2022 Production: Lincoln Center Theatre

2020 Production: Berkeley Repertory Theatre

 

DELUSION BY PROXY by Brooke Adams

directed by Ethan Silverman

THE PAPER DREAMS OF HARRY CHIN by Jessica Huang

directed by Kip Fagan

2021 Production: Indiana Repertory Theatre

THE EXCAVATION OF MARY ANNING by Ian August

directed by Sammi Cannold

2022 Production: The Wallis, Los Angeles

 

RESIDENCIES

WILLIAMSBURG book by Jason Katims

music by Tom Kitt

lyrics by Marcy Heisler

LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE A new musical adaptation of Laura Esquivel’s  novel Like Water for Chocolate

by Lisa Loomer and La Santa Cecilia

directed by Michael Mayer

 

LOVE, ROSIE book  by Peter Duchan
music and lyrics by Zack Zadek

 

NYC PROGRAMMING

 

NYC READING SERIES AT BARNARD COLLEGE

THE COAST STARLIGHT written by Keith Bunin

directed by Tyne Rafaeli

2023 Production: Lincoln Center Theater

2019 Production: La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego

 

NIKE OR WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER HERO 

written and directed by Ngozi Anyanwu

MOVING FORWARD by Bill Bradley

TENT REVIVAL by Majkin Holmquist

directed by Teddy Bergman

MOTHER OF EXILES by Jessica Huang

directed by Tyne Rafaeli

THE LOST OR, HOW TO JUST B

written and directed by Keelay Gipson

 

NYC WINTER SEASON

PICTURES FROM HOME written by Sharr White

directed by Daniella Topol

2023 Production: Broadway, Studio 54

THE BANDAGED PLACE written by Harrison David Rivers

directed by David Mendizábal

2022 Production: Roundabout Theatre Company

 

SAYING GOODBYE TO THE PEOPLE I LOVE FROM MY BATHTUB written by Halley Feiffer

directed by Trip Cullman

Artists-in-Residence: Liza Birkenmeier, Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips, The Lobbyists

2018

POWERHOUSE SEASON

MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

RADIO ISLAND by Liza Birkenmeier

directed by Jaki Bradley

 

THE WAVES adapted from the novel by Virginia Woolf

book by Lisa Peterson, music and lyrics by David Bucknam, additional music and lyrics by Adam Gwon

directed by Lisa Peterson

 

MUSICAL WORKSHOPS

ALICE BY HEART

book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson

music by Duncan Sheik

lyrics by Steven Sater

directed by Jessie Nelson

2019 Production: MCC Theater, NYC

 

THE CONNECTOR

music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

book by Jonathan Marc Sherman

directed by Daisy Prince

 

COWBOY BOB

created by Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips & Annie Tippe

music & lyrics by Jeanna Phillips

book & additional lyrics by Molly Beach Murphy

additional music by Alex Thrailkill

directed by Annie Tippe

2023 Production: The Alley Theatre

 

LITTLE ORPHAN DANNY

book, lyrics & music by Dan Finnerty

conceived by Dan Finnerty & Sean Daniels

additional music by Dan Lipton

directed by Sean Daniels

2018 Production: Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell, MA

 

PLAY WORKSHOPS

INDIA PALE ALE by Jaclyn Backhaus

directed by Will Davis

2018 Production: Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC

 

OUR COUNTRY conceived by Annie Saunders & Becca Wolff

direction & dramaturgy by Becca Wolff

additional dramaturgy & original writing by Annie Saunders

additional devising by the company

2023 Production: Under the Radar Festival, The Public Theater

2018 Production: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland

 

 

READINGS FESTIVALS

ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM by Clarence Coo

directed by Kareem Fahmy

2022 Production: 59E59

2021 Production: Primary Stages, NYC

THE PAIN OF MY BELLIGERENCE by Halley Feiffer

directed by Trip Cullman

2019 Production: Playwrights Horizons, NYC

 

THE HOLE by Sarah Gancher

directed by Danya Taymor

#untitled by rupi kaur

directed by Leah C. Gardner

 

THE NORTH STAR by Donja R. Love

directed by Malika Oyetimein

THE PURISTS by Dan McCabe

directed by Billy Porter

2019 Production: Huntington Theatre Company

THE DIZZINES OF FREEDOM by Stephen Nathan

directed by Daniella Topol

SWITCHED book by Geoffrey Nauffts

music & lyrics by Jonatha Brooke

directed by Sheryl Kaller

LICK O'THE KNIFE by Jackie Roberts

directed by Kent Gash

 

RESIDENCIES

ACCIDENTALLY BRAVE written & performed by Maddie Corman

directed by Kristin Hanggi

2019 Production: DR2 Theatre, NYC

ADAM based on the film written and directed by Max Mayer, book by Max Mayer, music by Steven Page, directed by Amy Tinkham, produced by Leslie Urdang & Miranda de Pencier

 

BAND AID book & music by Zoe Lister Jones, directed by Leigh Silverman

 

Q2

By James Lecesne & Ryan Amador

SISYPHUS created by Sarah Baskin, Larry Biederman, Albert Dayan, Michaela Escarcega, Jacqueline Wright

NYC PROGRAMMING

 

NYC READING SERIES AT BARNARD COLLEGE

THE LETTERS by David Zellnik, directed by Pamela Berlin

 

...and the horse you rode in on  

written and directed by Zach Helm

 

soft by Donja R. Love

directed by Awoye Timpo

2022 Production: MCC Theater

 

NYC WINTER SEASON

HOUSE OF JOY by Madhuri Shekar

directed by Zi Alikhan

2019 Production: California Shakespeare Theater, Berkeley, CA

LITTLE ORPHAN DANNY

book, lyrics & music by Dan Finnerty

conceived by Dan Finnerty & Sean Daniels

additional music by Dan Lipton

directed by Sean Daniels

2018 Production: Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell, MA

 

THE LUCKIEST by Melissa Ross

directed by Daniella Topol

2019/2020 Production: La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego

 

2017

POWERHOUSE SEASON

MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

SACRED VALLEY by Josh Radnor

directed by Sheryl Kaller

GOOD MEN WANTED by Kevin Armento

directed by Jaki Bradley

 

MUSICAL WORKSHOPS

STILYAGI 

lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Peter Lerman

based on the motion picture The Hipsters,

produced by Red Arrow Films

directed by Michael Mayer

THIS AIN'T NO DISCO

music and lyrics by Stephen Trask and Peter Yanowitz

book by Stephen Trask & Peter Yanowitz

and Rick Elice

directed by Trip Cullman

2018 Production: Atlantic Theater Company, NYC

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES

book by Lynn Nottage

composed by Duncan Sheik

lyrics by Susan Birkenhead

based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd

directed by Sam Gold

2023 Production: Almeida Theatre, London

2019 Production: Atlantic Theater Company, NYC

PLAY WORKSHOPS

THE GREAT LEAP by Lauren Yee

directed by Will Davis

2018 Production: Atlantic Theater Company, NYC

2019 Production: ACT, San Francisco

THE HOMECOMING QUEEN by Ngozi Anyanwu

directed by Awoye Timpo

2018 Production: Atlantic Theater Company, NYC

 

READINGS FESTIVAL

DIANA book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro

music and lyrics by David Bryan

directed by Christopher Ashley

2018/2019 Production: La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego

2021 Production: Longacre Theatre, Broadway

ONE GOOD EGG by Annie Evans

directed by Melia Bensussen

AMY AND THE ORPHANS by Lindsey Ferrentino

directed by Scott Ellis

2018 Production: Roundabout Theatre Company, NYC

LITTLE ORPHAN DANNY book, music and lyrics by Dan Finnerty

additional music by Dan Lipton

directed by Sean Daniels

2018 Production: Merrimack Repertory Theatre, MA 

IRONWEED by William Kennedy and Jodie Markell

based on the novel by William Kennedy

directed by Jodie Markell

PARIS, ACTORS by Hamish Linklater

directed by Leigh Silverman

THE FIT by Carey Perloff

directed by Daniel Aukin

KID PRINCE AND PABLO by Brian Quijada

directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh

2019 Production: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts, D.C.

SERIOUS MOONLIGHT

written by and based on the film by Adrienne Shelly 

co-adapted by Liz Tuccillo and Andy Ostroy

directed by Sheryl Kaller

JANE SAYS

by Diana Son

directed by Mark Brokaw

RESIDENCIES

LIGHTS OUT by Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor

directed by Patricia McGregor

a commission of The People's Light Theater Company

2017 Production: People's Light, Malvern, PA

2019 Production: Geffen Playhouse, LA

JOAN by Stephen Belber

directed by Lisa Peterson

2019 Production: Colt Coeur, NYC

NYC PROGRAMMING

NYC READING SERIES AT BARNARD COLLEGE

WHAT A SHAME ABOUT ME

written and directed by Eric Bogosian

MINNEAPOLIS/ST.PAUL by Lee Blessing

directed by Maria Mileaf

LIGHTNING by Beth Henley

directed by Amy Madigan

THE FIT by Carey Perloff

directed by Melia Bensussen

SERIOUS MOONLIGHT

written by and based on the film by Adrienne Shelly

co-adapted by Andy Ostroy & Liz Tucillo

directed by Liz Carlson

lazy oak lane by korde arrington tuttle

directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges

NYC WORKSHOPS

NO ONE IS FORGOTTEN by Winter Miller

directed by Danya Taymor

2019 Production: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

TINY HOUSES by Stefanie Zadravec

directed by Kip Fagan

2016

POWERHOUSE SEASON

MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

TRANSFERS by Lucy Thurber

directed by Jackson Gay

2018 Production: MCC Theater, NYC

THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe

directed by Lila Neugebauer

2016 Production: The Playwrights Realm, NYC

2017 Production: Lincoln Center Theatre, NYC

2017 Pulitzer Finalist

 

MUSICAL WORKSHOPS

THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, adapted book by Santino Fontana

directed by Scott Ellis

ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY book by José Rivera

music by Héctor Buitrago

directed by Steven Cosson

A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC (Work-In-Progress) conceived, written, performed, and co-directed by Taylor Mac

co-directed by Niegel Smith

music direction by Matt Ray

2016 Production: St. Ann’s Warehouse, NYC

2017 Pulitzer Finalist

PLAY WORKSHOPS

FURY by Joanna Murray-Smith

directed by Mark Brokaw

FINGERSMITH by Alexa Junge

based on the novel by Sarah Waters

directed by Bill Rauch

2016 Production: American Repertory Theater, Cambridge

 

READINGS FESTIVAL

WE ARE AMONG US by Stephen Belber

directed by Daniella Topol

2019 Production: City Theatre, Pittsburgh

NOLLYWOOD DREAMS by Jocelyn Bioh

directed by Saheem Ali

2017 Production: Cherry Lane Theatre Mentor Project, NYC

2020 Production: MCC Theater, NYC

THE GREAT BLUENESS by Andrew Gerle

based on the book by Arnold Lobel

directed by John Carrafa

BUTTERSIDE DOWN by Lorien Haynes (formerly GOOD GRIEF)

directed by John Slattery

2018 Workshop Production: The Cherry Lane Theatre, NYC

RANCHO VIEJO by Dan LeFranc

directed by Daniel Aukin

2016 Production: Playwrights Horizons, NYC

THE WAYS OF NECESSITY by Stephen Nathan

directed by Evan Yionoulis

SOCRATES by Tim Blake Nelson

directed by Maria Mileaf

2019 Production: The Public, NYC

SACRED VALLEY by Josh Radnor

directed by Sheryl Kaller

BETWEEN THE LINES

music and lyrics by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson

book by Timothy Allen McDonald

based on the book by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer, directed by Jeff Calhoun

2022 Production: Off-Broadway

2017 Production: Kansas City Repertory Theatre

THE PORTUGUESE KID

written and directed by John Patrick Shanley

2017 Production: Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC

RESIDENCIES

THE UNTITLED DAN FINNERTY PROJECT by Dan Finnerty

directed by Sean Daniels

THE WILD HUNT written & co-directed by Bill Pullman

co-directed by Jennifer McCray Rincon

compositions by Gary Grundei, Jason Hiller & Maesa Pullman

HEAD OVER HEELS book by Jeff Whitty

music & lyrics by The Go-Go's

directed by Michael Mayer

2018 Production: Hudson Theatre, Broadway

NYC PROGRAMMING

NYC READING SERIES AT BARNARD COLLEGE

INDIAN JOE created & conceived by Elizabeth A. Davis

Book, music & lyrics by Elizabeth A. Davis

Additional book by Chris Henry

Additional music by Luke Holloway & Jason Michael Webb

2018 Production: Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC

FLEE by Stephanie Del Rosso

directed by Sash Bischoff

PEARL by Halley Foote

directed by Michael Wilson

CLOSURE by Keith Huff

directed by Leigh Silverman

SACRED VALLEY by Josh Radnor

directed by Sheryl Kaller

DIDO OF IDAHO by Abby Rosebrock

directed by Danya Taymor

2018 Production: The Davenport Theatre, NYC

NYC WORKSHOPS

HEAD OVER HEELS book by Jeff Whitty

music & lyrics by The Go-Go's

directed by Michael Mayer

 

2015

POWERHOUSE SEASON

MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

THE LIGHT YEARS by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen

developed and directed by Oliver Butler

made by The Debate Society

2017 Production: Playwrights Horizons, NYC

THE UNBUILT CITY by Keith Bunin

directed by Sean Mathias

2018 Production: King's Head Theatre, London

 

MUSICAL WORKSHOPS

LOVING v. VIRGINIA book and lyrics by Marcus Gardley

music composition by Justin Ellington

direction and additional lyrics by Patricia McGregor

conceived by Patricia McGregor

NOIR music by Duncan Sheik

book by Kyle Jarrow

lyrics by Kyle Jarrow and Duncan Sheik

directed by Rachel Chavkin

2022 Production: Alley Theater

RAIN book by Sybille Pearson

music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa

based on the short story by Somerset Maugham

directed by Barry Edelstein

2016 Production: The Old Globe Theater, San Diego

 

PLAY WORKSHOPS

DESIRE:

SIX NEW PLAYS BASED ON STORIES BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS by Elizabeth Egloff, Marcus Gardley, Rebecca Gilman, David Grimm, John Guare, and Beth Henley

directed by Michael Wilson

2015 Production: 59E59 Theaters, New York

THE LAST MATCH by Anna Ziegler

directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch

2016 Production: The Old Globe Theater, San Diego

2016 Production: City Theatre Company, Pittsburg

2017 Production: Roundabout Theatre Company, NYC

 

READINGS FESTIVAL

15 MINUTES book by Rick Elice

music and lyrics by Stephen Trask & Peter Yanowitz

directed by Trip Cullman

A BOY PUT THIS GIRL IN A CAGE WITH A DOG

AND THE DOG KILLED THE GIRL by Clare Barron

directed by Stella Powell-Jones

JUNK by Ayad Akhtar

directed by Doug Hughes

2016 Production: La Jolla Playhouse

2017 Production: LCT on Broadway

OPEN ROAD music and lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman

book by Paul Scott Goodman & Joseph Hendel

directed by Mark Brokaw

ROMANCE NOVELS FOR DUMMIES by Boo Killebrew

directed by Kip Fagan

2016 Production: Williamstown Theatre Festival

TALK TO ME OF LOVE by Meghan Kennedy

directed by Daniella Topol

THE BROTHER(S) written and directed by Colman Domingo

THE DIZZY LITTLE DANCE OF

RUSSELL DIFINALDI by Stephen Belber

directed by David Cromer

THE PROFANE by Zayd Dohrn

directed by Carolyn Cantor

2017 Production: Playwrights Horizons

WHITE NOISE, WHITE LIGHT written and directed by Nicky Silver

NYC PROGRAMMING

NYC READING SERIES AT BARNARD COLLEGE

THE DIZZY LITTLE DANCE OF

RUSSELL DIFINALDI by Stephen Belber

directed by Benjamin Kamine

GETTING OVER by Elizabeth Irwin

directed by Kip Fagan

ROMANCE NOVELS FOR DUMMIES by Boo Killebrew

directed by Kip Fagan

2016 Production: Williamstown Theatre Festival

THE WHIRLIGIG by Hamish Linklater

directed by Jim Simpson

2017 Production: The New Group

EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL by Chelsea Marcantel

directed by Tyne Rafaeli

UNSEEN by Mona Mansour

directed by Lisa Rothe

NYC WORKSHOPS

GNIT by Will Eno

directed by Stein Winge

WAITING FOR THE FLOOD by Carey Perloff

directed by Daniella Topol

2014

POWERHOUSE SEASON

MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

IN YOUR ARMS directed and choreographed by

Christopher Gattelli, music by Stephen Flaherty

Vignettes written by Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, & Alfred Uhry

Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

2015 Production: The Old Globe Theater, San Diego

THE BABYLON LINE by Richard Greenberg

directed by Terry Kinney

2016 Production: Lincoln Center Theatre

THE DANISH WIDOW

written and directed by John Patrick Shanley 

 

MUSICAL WORKSHOPS

A WALK ON THE MOON music and lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman 

book and additional lyrics by Pamela Gray

directed by Michael Greif

2022 Production: George Street Playhouse

SEAWIFE by Seth Moore and The Lobbyists

directed by and developed with Liz Carlson

2015 Production: Naked Angels, NYC

PLAY WORKSHOPS

LAUGH by Beth Henley

directed by David Schweizer

2015 Production: Studio Theatre 

THE LIGHT YEARS by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen

made by The Debate Society

developed and directed by Oliver Butler

2017 Production: Playwrights Horizons, NYC

 

READINGS FESTIVAL

AMERICAN POP by Michael Friedman

directed by Trip Cullman

CHOICE by Winnie Holzman

directed by Sheryl Kaller

2015 Production: Huntington Theater Company, Boston

DRY LAND by Ruby Rae Spiegel

directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt

2014 Production: Colt Coeur presented at HERE Arts Center

FALL by Bernard Weinraub

directed by Peter DuBois

GILGAMESH, THE PRINCE by David Rabe

directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel

RIPCORD by David Lindsay-Abaire

directed by David Hyde Pierce

2015 Production: Manhattan Theatre Club 

THE HUMANS by Stephen Karam

directed by Sam Gold

2015 Production: Roundabout Theatre Company

2016 Production: Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway

THE INVISIBLE HAND by Ayad Akhtar

directed by Ken Rus Schmoll

2014 Production: ACT in Seattle

2014 Production: New York Theatre Workshop

THE UNBUILT CITY by Keith Bunin

directed by Sean Mathias

2018 Production: King's Head Theatre, London

TURN ME LOOSE by Gretchen Law

directed by John Gould Rubin

2016 Production: Westside Theatre, NYC

NYC PROGRAMMING

NYC READING SERIES AT BARNARD COLLEGE

BROOKLYNITE by Peter Lerman

directed by Michael Mayer

SHUT UP WHEN YOU TALK TO ME by Stephen Belber

directed by Mark Brokaw

THE UNBUILT CITY by Keith Bunin

TRUDY AND MAX IN LOVE by Zoe Kazan

directed by Lila Neugebauer

EVERYTHING MUST GO by Stephan Girasuolo

directed by Lucie Tiberghien

NYC WORKSHOPS

THE LISTENER by John Patrick Shanley

SPECIAL NEEDS by Matthew Chapman

 

2013

POWERHOUSE SEASON

MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld

directed by Scott Elliott

2017 Production: The New Group, NYC


 

WHEN THE LIGHTS WENT OUT by Mozhan Marnò

directed by Kate Whoriskey

 

MUSICAL WORKSHOPS

BRIGHT STAR music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin

lyrics by Edie Brickell

book by Steve Martin

based on an original story by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

directed by Walter Bobbie

2014 Production: The Old Globe Theater, San Diego
2015 Production: The Kennedy Center, DC

2016 Production: Broadway

 


BROOKLYNITE 

(previously titled A Musical Inspired by The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company) 

music and lyrics by Peter Lerman

book by Simon Rich

based on Characters Created by Michael Chabon and

Ayelet Waldman,

directed by Michael Mayer

2015 Production: Vineyard Theatre

FOUND book by Hunter Bell

music and original lyrics by Eli Bolin

directed by Lee Overtree

2014 Production: Atlantic Theater Company

2016 Production: Philadelphia Theatre Company

 

PLAY WORKSHOPS

THE MOTHER OF INVENTION by James Lecesne

directed by Michael Wilson

2017 Production: Abingdon Theatre Company, NYC

 

READINGS FESTIVAL

NICE GIRL by Melissa Ross

directed by Davis McCallum

SLAINTE by John Gallagher Jr.

directed by Jackson Gay

IDYLLWILD by Patrick Burleigh

directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar

HAMILTON by Lin-Manuel Miranda

directed by Thomas Kail

2015 Production: The Public Theater

2015 Production: Broadway, Richard Rodgers Theatre

KINSHIP by Carey Perloff

directed by Maria Mileaf

2014 Production: Théâtre De Paris

SWIMMERS by Rachel Bonds

directed by Mike Donahue

2016 Production: The Marin Theatre Company, San Francisco

BIG SKY by Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros

directed by John Rando

2016 Production: Geffen Theater, LA

STEVE by Mark Gerrard

directed by Cynthia Nixon

2015 Production: The New Group, Courtyard Theatre, NYC

PETTY HARBOUR by Martyna Majok

directed by Leigh Silverman

YELLOW KINGDOM by Patricia Wettig

directed by Susan Fenichell

NYC PROGRAMMING

NYC READING SERIES AT BARNARD COLLEGE

FOR TOMORROW, PLEASE PREPARE by Paul Downs Colaizzo 

directed by Davis McCallum

THREE UNCLES written and directed by Frank Pugliese

STEVE by Mark Gerrard

directed by Evan Cabnet

2015 Production: The New Group, Courtyard Theatre, NYC

SOME LOVERS book and lyrics by Steven Sater

music by Burt Bacharach

THE LAST BOOK OF HOMER by José Rivera

directed by Jo Bonney

THE DELLING SHORE by Sam Marks

directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt

BIG SKY by Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros

directed by Michael Hoffman

2016 Production: Geffen Theater, LA

NYC WORKSHOPS

WHEN THE LIGHTS WENT OUT by Mozhan Marnò

 

2012

POWERHOUSE SEASON

MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

ABIGAIL/1702 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

directed by David Esbjornson

2013 Production: Cincinnati Playhouse in The Park

2013 Production: City Theatre 

          

THE POWER OF DUFF by Stephen Belber

directed by Peter DuBois

2013 Production: Huntington Theatre Company

2014 Production: The Geffen

 

MUSICAL WORKSHOPS

THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE book by Itamar Moses

music & lyrics by Michael Friedman

conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin

2014 Production: Dallas Theater Center

2014-15 Production: Public Theater

MURDER BALLAD by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash

directed by Trip Cullman

2012 Production: Manhattan Theatre Club

2013 Production: Seoul, Korea

2014 Production: Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Miami

 

PLAY WORKSHOPS

FIRES ARE CONFUSING by Eva Anderson, Will Berson,

and Zach Helm

created by Teatro De Facto

directed by Zach Helm

THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND by Marcus Gardley

directed by Marion McClinton

2013-14 Production: Berkeley Repertory Theatre

2014 Production: The Tricycle Theater in London

2018 Production: New York Theatre Workshop

 

READINGS FESTIVAL

FOR WORSE by Deborah Rennard

directed by Mark Linn-Baker

2016 Production: New Jersey Repertory Company, NJ

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN by Nathan Englander

directed by Barry Edelstein

2014 Production: The Old Globe Theater, San Diego

2012 Production: Public Theater

UNTITLED WORLD’S FAIR PLAY (Now: THE LIGHT YEARS)

made by The Debate Society

2017 Production: Playwrights Horizons, NYC

22 SECONDS by Michele Lowe

directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch

BIG SKY by Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros

directed by Michael Hoffman

2016 Production: Geffen Theater, LA

GOOD BREAD ALLEY by April Yvette Thompson

WENDY AND THE LOST BOYS (Screenplay) by Jon Robin Baitz and Michael Hoffman

directed by Michael Hoffman

JEROME by Ron Lagomarsino

directed by Maria Mileaf

A SEPARATE PEACE musical adaptation of John Knowles’ novel by Warren Leight and Todd Almond

directed by Stafford Arima

WHILE I YET LIVE by Billy Porter, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar

NYC PROGRAMMING

NYC READING SERIES AT BARNARD COLLEGE

THE DRAGON DANCE by Jenny Connell

directed by Giovanna Sardelli

TRANSGRESSION by Terry Curtis Fox

directed by Michael Barakivakl

WHILE I YET LIVE by Billy Porter

directed by Sheryl Kaller

LARGO: THE MUSICAL music and lyrics by Robert Hyman

Richard Chertoff, David Forman and Eric Bazilian

book by David Holstein

THE LATED TRAVELER by Allston James

directed by Maria Mileaf

A LIFE EXTRAORDINARY by Melissa Ross

directed by Steve Cosson

HADESTOWN songwriter Anaïs Mitchell

directed by Ben Matchstick

2016 Production: New York Theatre Workshop

2018 Production: National Theatre, London

2019 Production: Broadway

2011

POWERHOUSE SEASON

MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

F2M by Patricia Wettig

directed by Maria Mileaf

 


A MAZE by Rob Handel

directed by Sam Buntrock

2012 Production: Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC

 

MUSICAL WORKSHOPS

THE NIGHTINGALE book and lyrics by Steven Sater

music by Duncan Sheik

directed by Moisés Kaufman

2012 Page to Stage Musical Production: La Jolla Playhouse

 


FEBRUARY HOUSE music and lyrics by Gabriel Kahane

book by Seth Bockley

directed by Davis McCallum

2012 Production: Long Wharf Theater

2012 Production: Public Theater

 


PIECE OF MY HEART music and lyrics by Bert Berns

book by Daniel Goldfarb, Brett Berns and Cassandra Berns 

directed by Leigh Silverman

2014 Production: Pershing Square Signature Center

 

PLAY WORKSHOPS

MARGARET AND CRAIG by David Solomon

directed by Sheryl Kaller

HANDBALL by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld

directed by Cándido Tirado

2013 Production: Urban Theatre Movement

2014 Production: Urban Theatre Movement at Summer Stage

 

READINGS FESTIVAL

DAY ONE, A HOTEL, EVENING by Joanna Murray-Smith

directed by Mark Rucker

 


SANGUE BOM (GOOD BLOOD)by Ben Snyder

directed by Leah C. Gardiner

 


RISING RETURNS written and directed by Daniel MacIvor

 


DRONESby Matt Witten

directed by Lisa Peterson

 


PLAYGROUND: THE HALLIE FLANAGAN PROJECT

by Mattie Brickman

directed by Jen Wineman

 


SLEEPING DEMON written and directed by John Patrick Shanley

 

2012 Production: Atlantic Theater Company
 

MARRY HARRY music and lyrics by Michael Biello and Dan Martin 

book by Jennifer Robbins

directed by Kent Nicholson

2013 Production: NYMF

2017 Production: The York Theatre Company

 


THE PUBLIC by Ed Hime

directed by Jim Simpson

2012 Production: The Flea Theater

[retitled The Electric Lighthouse]

 


THE HOUR OF FEELING by Mona Mansour

directed by Giovanna Sardelli

2012 Production: Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival

 


MATTY'S PLACE by Frank Pugliese

directed by Lisa Peterson

THE ISLAND MUSICAL written by Dar Williams

directed by Jeremy Dobrish

NYC PROGRAMMING

NYC READING SERIES AT BARNARD COLLEGE

THE HOUR OF FEELING by Mona Mansour

directed by Mark Wing-Davey