Writing Alumnus Named Semifinalist for Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship

Lisa Cochran
November 16, 2023

Brysen Boyd ’20 has been named one of twelve finalists for the 21st annual Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship. 

The Playwriting Fellowship, one of Page 73’s most prestigious awards, sponsors one playwright with an honorarium of $20,000 as well as an additional $10,000 in development support that can go toward workshop and reading presentations, research, and fees for collaborating artists. The fellow, a playwright who has yet to debut a professional premiere in New York City, works with Page 73 in presenting one public presentation of a new play. 

Past recipients include Obie winners Clare Barron and Kirsten Greenidge, Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Heidi Schreck. The 2024 finalists and Fellowship recipient will be announced in January. 

Brysen Boyd is from Tacoma, Washington. A playwright, essayist, and TV writer, Boyd is a 2023 artist-in-residence at Williamstown Theater Festival, a member of Youngblood/Ensemble Studio Theater, the inaugural Playwright-in-Residence at Reverie Theater Company, and has served on the writing staff of HBO’s Succession in a role distinctly created for him. His plays include: Closing Costs on 6101 Nyanza Park Drive––a Blue Ink Award Semi-finalist as well as a Kennedy Center Short Play Semi-finalist––and Family Sideshow, a Playwrights’ Center Venturous Prize Nominee, KC-Melting Pot National New Play Competition Winner, O’Neill Conference Semi-finalist, and a 2022 Julliard Finalist. His nonfiction can be read or is forthcoming in Orca: A Literary Journal, The Florida Review, and elsewhere.