Tag: Sheepdog

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.

SHEEPDOG at South Coast Rep this April

Three readings as part of the Pacific Playwrights Festival, directed by Leah C. Gardiner . Press release HERE.

Sheepdog
by Kevin Artigue
directed by Leah Gardiner
dramaturg: Jerry Patch
Friday, April 20, 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 21, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, April 22, at 2:30 p.m., in the Nicholas Studio
Another black man killed by a white cop. Only this time the cop is the man you love. And you’re a black woman and a cop yourself. Can you trust your heart if the story keeps changing and you don’t know who or what to believe?

About the Festival:

Created in 1998, the Pacific Playwrights Festival has grown into one of the leading festivals of new plays in the country and showcases some of the best new work on SCR’s radar. The festival offerings generate lively conversation, future world premieres and subsequent productions for numerous playwrights. Of the 131 plays presented in the first 20 years of PPF, nearly all have gone on to productions at SCR and/or other theatres nationwide.