Off-Broadway's Page 73 Productions – a company dedicated to producing and developing works by early-career playwrights -- has announced 8 finalists for their 2013 P73 Playwriting Fellowship serving early-career playwrights.
The 2013 P73 Playwriting Fellowship marks the tenth year of Page 73's nationally recognized program that offers a cash award and a year of development support to one playwright annually. Former P73 Playwriting Fellows include Kirsten Greenidge, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Jason Grote, Krista Knight, Tommy Smith, Heidi Schreck, Eliza Clark, and Janine Nabers. The current, 2012 P73 Playwriting Fellow is Max Posner.
For the 2013 P73 Playwriting Fellowship, Page 73 has doubled the cash award traditionally associated with the Fellowship to $10,000.
Finalists are selected each year from a highly competitive application process. This year, Page 73 received 330 applications, the most in its history. The finalists are: George Brant, Meghan Deans, Nick Gandiello, David Jenkins, Meghan Kennedy, Kait Kerrigan, EM Lewis, and Caroline V. McGraw.
The 2013 P73 Playwriting Fellow will be announced in late December. At that time, Page 73 will also announce members for the 2013 Interstate 73 writers group; participants selected for the 2013 Page 73 Summer Residency at Yale will be announced in the new year.
Applications for Page 73's 2014 development programs will be available online in February 2013 at www.page73.org, and will be due May 1st, 2013. There is no fee to apply.
PAGE 73 Productions – under the leadership of Executive Directors Liz Jones and Asher Richelli and Associate Director Michael Walkup – develops and produces the work of early-career playwrights who have yet to have their work professionally produced in New York. In addition to its annual development programs, Page 73 produces at least one New York or world premiere by an early-career playwright each year, as well as an extensive "Page 2" developmental workshop for one new play each year.
In April 2013 Page 73 will produce the world premiere of SLEEPING ROUGH by Kara Manning directed by Sam Buntrock. Page 73 produced the world premieres of ELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE by Quiara Alegría Hudes, directed by Davis McCallum (2007 Pulitzer finalist and prequel to Quiara's 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning play WATER BY THE SPOONFUL), SIXTY MILES TO SILVER LAKE by Dan LeFranc directed by Anne Kauffman and co-produced with Soho Rep (2010 New York Times Playwriting Award); CREATURE by Heidi Schreck, directed by Leigh Silverman and co-produced with New Georges; JACK'S PRECIOUS MOMENT by Samuel D. Hunter directed by Kip Fagan and EDGEWISE by Eliza Clark directed by Trip Cullman and co-produced with The Play Company, as well as the New York premieres of 1001 by Jason Grote, directed by Ethan McSweeney (Time Out New York - Top 10) and LIDLESS by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Tea Alagic. The company received from the League of Professional Theatre Women their 2008 Lucille Lortel Award for "innovative and creative work dedicated to the emerging dramatist".