Guest Artists - Playwrights

Playwrights

Christina Anderson

Playwright

Christina Anderson is an award winning playwright. Her awards and honors include 2015/16 Aetna New Voices Fellow (Hartford Stage), 2011/12 Playwright-in-Residence at Magic Theater (National New Play Network), two PONY nominations, 2011 Woursell Prize Finalist (University of Vienna), National Playwrights’ Conference residency at the O’Neill, Schwarzman Legacy Scholarship awarded by Paula Vogel, and two Susan Smith Blackburn nominations.

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Rhada Blank

Playwright

Radha Blank is a writer for stage and screen. She finds inspiration in her native New York, the Hip Hop generation, and the unheard voices from both immigrant and deprived communities across the United States. While Rhada was at Grad Acting, she workshopped and premiered her work Rice and Chicken Parts, a play that explores the power struggles of the hospitality industry.

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Adam Bock

Playwright

Adam Bock is an Obie Award winning Canadian playwright. He is a 2012 Guggenheim grantee, a NEA grantee, a Guernsey Award-winner, a three-time resident at Yaddo, a former member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, a NYTW Usual Suspect, and a TDF Open Doors mentor. He is a proud member of New Dramatists.

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Erik Ehn

Playwright

Erik Ehn is a playwright. He is an artistic associate at San Francisco’s Theatre of Yugen and was part of Soulographie: Our Genocides, a performance cycle looking at 20th century America from the point of view of its relationship to genocides in the States, in East Africa, and Central America.

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Stella Feehily

Stella is a London-born Irish writer and actress. Her plays include Duck, which premiered in an Out of Joint and Royal Court co-production at the Theatre Royal, Oh Go My Man (Royal Court), Catch (written with four other female playwrights) at the Royal Court, Dreams of Violence (Soho Theatre, London and toured nationally), Bang Bang Bang (Out Of Joint/Royal production), This May Hurt A Bit – (a play about the National Health Service) toured nationally and played the St James Theatre, London. 

Her work has also been seen in Bury St Edmunds; the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; the Royal Court Theatre; and The Peacock Theatre, Dublin. Her new adaptation of George Farquhar’s first play Love and a Bottle, originally written in 1698, was developed as part of the LAMDA Long Project and produced at Greenwich Theatre. 

She is the co-recipient of the 2007 Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Feehily was previously an actress, and played regular character Sorcha Byrne in Irish soap opera Fair City.

Max Stafford-Clark and playwright Stella Feehily conducted a three-day workshop on the Joint Stock method and new plays with our second-year students. 

Idris Goodwin

Playwright/Rapper/Essayist

Idris Goodwin is a playwright, rapper, and essayist. His plays include How We Got On, Remix 28, and The Realness: a break beat play. Goodwin is one of the six playwrights featured in Hands Up an anthology commissioned by The New Black Fest. An accomplished poet and essayist, his book These Are The Breaks was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He's performed on HBO, Discovery Channel, and Sesame Street. Mr. Goodwin teaches performance writing and hip hop aesthetics at Colorado College.

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Iris Goodwin - Personal Website

Lucas Hnath

Playwright

Lucas Hnath is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2015 Whiting Award, a Whitfield Cook Award and two Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Citations. He wrote Girl on Girl for the Grad Acting Department.

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Rajiv Joseph

Playwright

Rajiv Joseph is a playwright, writer and editor for television and theatre. His play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. He wrote Describe the Night for Grad Acting.

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Tony Kushner

Playwright / Performer / Lyricist

Tony Kushner is a Grad Acting Alumus and is best known as a screenwriter and playwright. His best known work is Angels in America, a play in two parts: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, which won numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Tony Award for Best Play, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. He also wrote the screenplay for the film Lincoln and co-authored with Eric Roth on the screenplay for the film Munich, which are both critically acclaimed movies. His other works include A Bright Room Called Day, Caroline, or Change, and Henry Box Brown, or The Mirror of Slavery.

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Itamar Moses

Playwright/Author/Television Writer

Itamar Moses is an American playwright, author, and television writer. His credits include Outsiders, Boardwalk Empire, and Men of a Certain Age.

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Anna Moench

Playwright

Anna Moench is a Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis and a Van Lier Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center in New York City. She was comissioned by Grad Acting for her play Freedom House.

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Anna Moench - Personal Website

Qui NguYen

Playwright / Screenwriter

Qui Nguyen is a playwright, TV writer, and Co-Founder of the OBIE Award-winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company of NYC. He was comissioned by Grad Acting for his work Five Days Till Saturday.

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Christopher Oscar Pena

Playwright / Actor

Christopher Oscar Peña is a writer originally from California, now residing in Harlem and LA. His work has been developed or seen at the Goodman Theater, Public Theater, Two River Theater, INTAR, Ontological Hysteric Incubator, Playwrights Realm, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Old Vic, Theater For a New City, Orchard Project, Naked Angels, The Flea Theater and New York Theatre Workshop, among many others. He wrote a cautionary tale, which has been performed by the Grad Acting Department.

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cpinthenyc - Personal Website
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Adam Rapp

Playwright

Adam Rapp is an American novelist playwright, screenwriter and film director. His play, Red Light Winter, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2006. His work, The Eggs, was performed by Grad Acting.

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Molly Rice

Playwright / Songwriter

Molly Rice is a playwright/songwriter whose work gravitates toward unusual collaborations, offbeat musicality and site-specific attempts at enchantment. She wrote Safeword for Grad Acting.

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Molly Rice - Personal Website

Caridad Svich

Playwright / Editor

Cardid Svich's awards include an Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement in the theatre, an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, and National Latino Playwrights Awards.

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Caridad Svich - Personal Website
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Alexandra Gersten Vassilaros

Playwright / Actress

Alexanda Gersten-Sassilaros is an American playwright and actress. She is the co-author of Omnium Gatherum with Theresa Rebeck, which was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. As an actress, she has performed on Law & Order, Fear, Anxiety & Depression, and Alone Together. She workshopped Meantime Home with Grad Acting.

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