New Dramatists! Class of 2026

Honored and thrilled to be included with these wonderful colleagues, and welcomed into the New Dramatists family.

Press release HERE.

New Dramatists, an artistic home and developmental laboratory for professional playwrights, is proud to announce the addition of seven writers to its illustrious, dynamic resident playwright company: Will Arbery, Kevin Artigue, Gracie Gardner, Dipika Guha, Mary Elizabeth Hamilton, Madhuri Shekar, and Ariel Stess. They will be in-residence through June, 2026. These adventurous theatre artists were selected by a seven-person committee of New Dramatists current residents, alumni, and outside theatre professionals from 398 applicants after undergoing a highly competitive, nine-month review and consensus-based decision-making process. New Dramatists kicks off their seven-year residencies with an evening of readings and celebration at the annual New Playwright Welcome in the fall.

Announced – Working Farm @ SPACE at Ryder Farm

I’ll be spending five happy weeks up at Ryder Farm this summer working on a new play. This will be my fourth residency up at the farm, and the first as part of the Working Farm. Couldn’t be more excited to swim in Peach Lake and enjoy some (tick-free) nature.

Link to full details here.

Opening night

With director Leah C. Gardiner and actors Erika LaVonne and Lea Coco.

SHEEPDOG world premiere

Press release is out for the 2019 Pacific Playwrights Festival. My newest play SHEEPDOG will receive a full production. Packing my surfboard for some OC waves…

Sheepdog by Kevin Artigue

directed by Leah C. Gardiner

Dramaturg: Jerry Patch

April 14-May 5, Julianne Argyros Stage

A mystery within a love story, about an African-American cop, her white male partner and a relationship that gets shaken to its core.