Three major New York productions by Columbia University School of the Arts Theatre Arts Program playwriting alumni will be on stage this coming season.
Spirit Control by Beau Willimon ('03SOA) will be produced by Manhattan Theatre Club in the fall. Willimon's play Farragut North, a political drama that opened for the Atlantic Theatre Company in October 2008 and starred Chris North, is currently in development as a film.
Bathsheba Doran's ('03SOA) new play Kin will have its world premiere by Playwrights Horizons in winter 2011. Doran won a 2009 Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwright.
And Tommy Nohilly's ('06SOA) new play Blood from a Stone will be produced by The New Group. The play was Nohilly's thesis play at the School of the Arts, presented in the 2006 New Voices New Plays Festival.