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Playwriting Student Ellis Stump Named a 2021 Ascending Playwright
February 24, 2022

Ellis Stump (she/they) is an NYC-based theatre maker.

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'The Rift,' A New Opera by Professor David Henry Hwang, to Premiere in March 2022
February 23, 2022

Associate Professor David Henry Hwang’s new opera, The Rift, will premiere as a part of the Washington National Opera’s Written in Stone program for the Kennedy Center’s 50th anniversary celebration.

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Roundabout Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of ‘the bandaged place’ by Harrison David Rivers '09
February 9, 2022

Harrison David Rivers’ produced plays include, When Last We Flew (GLAAD Media Award, NYFringe Excellence in Playwriting Award, NYFringe, Diversionary Theatre, TheatreLAB, Real Live Theatre), Sweet (AUDELCO nomination for Best Play, National Black Theatre), And She Would Stand Like This (20% Theatre Company, The Movement Theatre Company), Where Storms Are Born (Berkshire Theatre Award nomination for Best New Play, Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, Williamstown Theatre Festival), A Crack in the Sky (History Theatre), Five Points (MN Theatre Award for Exceptional New Work, Lavender Magazine citation for Outstanding New Playwriting, BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Award for Best New Work, Inclusion in MinnPost’s year-end “Best” List, Theatre Latte Da) This Bitter Earth (MN Theatre Award for Exceptional New Work, Lavender Magazine citation for Outstanding New Playwriting, Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for Best Production, New Conservatory Theatre Center, Penumbra, About Face), To Let Go and Fall (Theatre Latte Da) and Broadbend, Arkansas (Transport Group/Public Theater).

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Gethsemane Herron-Coward ’19 and Johnny G. Lloyd ’20 Named 2022 Ars Nova Play Group Residents
February 3, 2022

Two Columbia Playwriting alumni, Gethsemane Herron-Coward ’19 and Johnny G.

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Debut Novel 'Vladimir' by Julia May Jonas '12 Out This Week
February 1, 2022

Writer Joanna Rakoff stated, "Vladimir is among the best novels of the past two decades.

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'Made by God' by Ciara Ní Chuirc ’21 to Premiere at Irish Rep
January 26, 2022

Ciara Ní Chuirc is an Irish writer and a member of Elephant Run District theatre company in New York City.

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Work by Playwriting Alumna Sam Chanse ’12 Featured in ‘Out of Time’
January 7, 2022

Playwriting alum Sam Chanse ’12 is featured as one of five writers in The Public Theater’s new production, Out of Time.

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Alumna Paola Lázaro ’13 Receives 2021 Steinberg Playwright Award
January 7, 2022

In 2017 she was selected as a Sundance Theatre Lab writer with her play There's Always the Hudson (2017 Relentless Award finalist) and as a Sundance Institute Time Warner Storytelling Fellow.

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Playwriting Alum Melis Aker ’18 Announced Semifinalist for Page 73 Fellowship
December 13, 2021

Melis Aker is a writer-actor-musician originally from Turkey.

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Playsonos Festival Artists Deliver Compact and Compelling Audio Drama
December 1, 2021

This month, Professor David Henry Hwang, Playwriting alumna Paola Alexandra Soto ’20, and Playwriting student Goldie E.

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