- Playwrights Horizons
Playwrights Horizons is a
not-for-profit Off-Broadwaytheater located in New York Citydedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers, and lyricists, and to the production of their new work.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director
Tim Sanfordand Managing Director Leslie Marcus, Playwrights Horizons continues to encourage the new work of veteran writers while nurturing an emerging generation of theater artists. Writers are supported through every stage of their growth with a series of development programs: script and score evaluations, commissions, readings, musical theater workshops, Studio and Mainstage productions.
Playwrights Horizons was founded in 1971 at the Clark Center Y by Bob Moss, before moving to 42nd Street where it has been instrumental in the revitalization of
Theater Row. The current building was formerly a burlesque. André Bishopserved as Artistic Director from 1981 to 1991, followed by Don Scardinowho served through 1995.
Playwrights Horizons' auxiliary programs include the
Playwrights Horizons Theater School, which is affiliated with NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and Ticket Central, a central box office that supports the off-Broadwayperforming arts community.
In its 36 years, Playwrights Horizons has worked with over 350 writers and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. In 2005, it was among 406
New York Cityarts and social service institutions to receive part of a $20 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation, which was made possible through a donation by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. [http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/06/nyregion/06donate.html?ex=1278302400&en=93a1beabd4ede5b8&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss] [http://carnegie.org/sub/news/anon2005.html]
"Small Tragedy" by
Lobby Hero" by Kenneth Lonergan
The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin" by Kirsten Childs
James Joyce's The Dead" by Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey
In Trousers", " March of the Falsettos", and " Falsettoland" by William Finn
Betty's Summer Vacation" and " Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You" by Christopher Durang
Goodnight Children Everywhere" and " Franny's Way" by Richard Nelson
The Substance of Fire" by Jon Robin Baitz
Marvin's Room" by Scott McPherson
The Dining Room" by A.R. Gurney
Floyd Collins" by Adam Guetteland Tina Landau
Jeanine Tesoriand Brian Crawley
"Grey Gardens" by
Doug Wright, Scott Frankel, and Michael Korie
Stephen Sondheimand John Weidman
Past productions have also included four
Pulitzer Prizewinners: Doug Wright’s " I Am My Own Wife", Stephen Sondheimand James Lapine's " Sunday in the Park with George", Alfred Uhry's " Driving Miss Daisy" and Wendy Wasserstein's " The Heidi Chronicles".
* [http://www.playwrightshorizons.org www.playwrightshorizons.org]
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