New York City’s The Public Theater, an organization supported by the Time Warner Foundation, recently announced 10 new playwrights for its 2014-15 Emerging Writers Group. Now in its fifth cycle, this initiative works closely with a diverse group of aspiring playwrights in the early stages of their career, providing them with key support and necessary resources. Writers are selected bi-annually and receive a two-year fellowship.
Selected from more than 475 applicants, the 2014-15 Emerging Writers include: Kevin Artigue; Damon Chua; Keli Goff; Ricardo Pérez González; Glenn Gordon; Elizabeth Irwin; Paola Lázaro-Muñoz; Patricia Ione Lloyd; Jiehae Park; and Sarah Sander.
The playwrights participate in a bi-weekly writers group led by The Public's literary department and master classes led by established playwrights. They also have the opportunity to feature their work in the Spotlight Series at The Public. Additionally, playwrights may observe rehearsals for productions at The Public, receive career development advice from mid-career and established writers, and receive artistic and professional support from the literary department and The Public artistic staff.
Past EWG writers have included Raúl Castillo, Branden Jacob-Jenkins, Ethan Lipton, Mona Mansour, and Dominique Morisseau.
The Time Warner Foundation, whose mission is to discover, nurture, and celebrate the next generation of storytellers, is the founding sponsor of the Emerging Writers Group at The Public Theater.