Camille Darby, Diana Son, James A. Tyler, Naveen Bahar Choudhury Kristine M. Reyes and Aurin Squire at the 2014-2015 DG Fellows Presentation at Playwrights Horizons in New York on October 19, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Camille Darby, Naveen Bahar Choudhury, Kristine M. Reyes, Diana Son, Michael Korie, Larry O’Keefe, Michael Weller, Tonya Pinkins, Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and More at DG Fund Fellows Presentation

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Camille Darby, Diana Son, James A. Tyler, Naveen Bahar Choudhury Kristine M. Reyes and Aurin Squire at the 2014-2015 DG Fellows Presentation at Playwrights Horizons in New York on October 19, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Camille Darby, Diana Son, James A. Tyler, Naveen Bahar Choudhury Kristine M. Reyes and Aurin Squire at the 2014-2015 DG Fellows Presentation at Playwrights Horizons in New York on October 19, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

The Dramatists Guild Fund hosted the annual presentation of new work by DG Fellows at Playwrights Horizons in New York last night.

The presentation featured excerpts from work by the 2014-2015 class including Naveen Bahar Choudhury, Camille Darby, Sophie Jaff, Dana Levinson, Kristine M. Reyes, Tim Rosser, Charlie Sohne, Mark Sonnenblick, Aurin Squire, Kathleen Tagg, James A. Tyler, Stacey Weingarten and Ben Wexler.

Queen Nanny by Camille Darby
The Nanny pushes Melanie to the limit with a secret that threatens the family.
Cast: Jenny Zerke, Clifton Duncan and Sandra A. Daley-Sharif

Girl Games by Naveen Bahar Choudhury
A team of female videogame developers creates a violent new game geared toward young girls, implicating themselves in a crime spree.
Cast: Greta Lee, Angel Desai


hop tha A by James Tyler
Things go off the rails between Tyler and Niesha in this ride uptown on the A train.
Cast: Latresa Baker, Reginald L. Barnes

Lily in Love by Kristine M. Reyes
Filipina daughter who’s always known exactly what to do with her life — until she falls in love with a woman.
Cast: Siho Ellsmore, Katie Consamus
Director: Colette Robert

Madame and 5th Republic by Dana Levinson and Stacey Weingarten
Love transcends all boundaries in Madame, a Southern Gothic musical set in New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century. Freedom has a cost in 5th Republic, a musical set in Paris in 1959 against the backdrop of the Algerian War for Independence.
Cast: Gisela Adisa, Larry Owens, Mick Bleyer, RJ Vaillancourt, Michael Jayne Walker, MJ Rodriguez, Elijah Caldwell, Larry Hamilton, Jessica Fishenfeld, Alli Foss and Ryan Rhue

Ship Show by Ben Wexler and Mark Sonnenblick
Susana and Tom win a fabulous cruise that will fix all of their problems. Then the boat fabulously breaks down and they’re stuck floating in the Caribbean with furious passengers, spoiled food, and a wild tiger that’s escaped from its cage…
Cast: Julie Prosser, Lilli Cooper and Bryan Fenkart

Erika’s Wall by Kathy Tagg and Sophie Jaff
Based on the true story of Olympic athlete Erika Eiffel, who married the Eiffel Tower in 2007, Erika’s Wall asks us not only “What is love” but “How far will someone go to find it?”
Cast: Mikki Sodergren, Alicia Krakauer, Matthew Patrick Morris Mick Bleyer and Sophie Jaff

Story Town, USA by Aurin Squire
Cast: Carolyn Michelle Smith, Nick Ducassi
Set in the demented heartland of America, “Storytown, USA” is a dark satire on love that revolves around a small community of misfits and misanthropes.

Run Away Home by Tim Rosser and Charlie Sohne
Cast: Jayne Houdyshell and Ginna Le Vine
Run Away Home is about a family whose lives completely change with the arrival of a young man claiming to be their long lost son. Despite the fact that he looks very little like the boy, the family takes him in as their own.

Work presented on October 19th has been developed over the past year under the tutelage of Michael Korie, Diana Son, and Andrea Lepcio as part of the Fellows Program, administered by the Dramatists Guild.

Each year, a select group of playwrights and musical theater writers are accepted into the nine-month program, which provides continued support and training through group sessions with theater professionals, one-on-one mentoring, and resources to build established careers.

Dramatists Guild Fellows Chair Diana Son with 2015-2016 DG Fellows Jonathan Payne, France-Luce Benson, Stacey Rose and Sylvia Khoury at the 2014-2015 DG Fellows Presentation at Playwrights Horizons in New York on October 19, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Dramatists Guild Fellows Chair Diana Son with 2015-2016 DG Fellows Jonathan Payne, France-Luce Benson, Stacey Rose and Sylvia Khoury at the 2014-2015 DG Fellows Presentation at Playwrights Horizons in New York on October 19, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

The 2015-2016 class of Fellows selected this summer include France-Luce Benson, EllaRose Chary, Tim Duncheon, Greg Edwards, Ben Green, Rachel Griffin, Brandon James Gwinn, Sylvia Khoury, Daniel Lazour, Patrick Lazour, Jerome Parker, Jonathan Payne, and Stacey Rose.

Lia Chang

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in FebOne1960.com Blog, Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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