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FELLOWS & CORE WRITERS

We’re proud to support these amazing fellows and Core Writers this season. Also see our Affiliated Writers and full roster of Playwrights’ Center members.

<span>FELLOWS</span> <span>&</span> CORE WRITERS
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Katie Bender

Austin, TX
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Core Writer Affiliated Writer

Katie Bender she her hers is a playwright performer and theater maker Her plays include Judith SHE WOLF The Survivors…

Benjamin Benne

Tacoma, WA
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Core Writer Affiliated Writer

Benjamin Benne he him is a playwright from Los Angeles who has been based in the Pacific Northwest Midwest and…

Lee Blessing

Los Angeles, CA
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Core Writer

Lee Blessing’s plays include A WALK IN THE WOODS Broadway and the West End–nominations for Tony and Olivier Awards as…

Sharon Bridgforth

Inglewood, CA
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Core Writer

A United States Artists Fellow and a Winner of Yale’s Windham Campbell Prize in Drama Sharon Bridgforth is a writer…

Carlyle Brown

Minneapolis, MN
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Core Writer

Carlyle Brown is a writer performer and artistic director of Carlyle Brown Company based in Minneapolis which has produced The…
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Core Writer

Andrew he him is a playwright content creator and performer He s the creator of The Legacy Plays Project a…

Michelle de Joya

St Paul, MN
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Many Voices Mentorship UCP Membership

Michelle de Joya they them she her is a Performer Playwright and Teaching Artist based in the Twin Cities Their…
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Core Writer

Mashuq Mushtaq Deen is a CORE writer at the Playwrights’ Center and winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Draw…

Steph Del Rosso

Brooklyn, NY
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Core Writer

Steph Del Rosso writes plays fiction film and television Her work includes Precarious Cape Cod Theatre Project Of Second Stage…

Harmon Dot Aut

Putnam Valley, NY
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Venturous Fellow

Harmon dot aut they she Amazigh MENA Autistic Dis abled Venturous Fellow – Tornado Tastes like Aluminum Sting CATF Summer…

Mathilde Dratwa

Brooklyn, NY
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Core Writer

Mathilde Dratwa’s plays include Milk and Gall Theatre London A Play about David Mamet Writing a Play about Harvey Weinstein…

L M Feldman

Philadelphia, PA
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Venturous Fellow

L M Feldman is a queer feminist GNC playwright who writes theatrically audacious physically kinetic ensemble-driven plays that are both…
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Core Writer

Franky D Gonzalez is a playwright and TV writer of Colombian descent splitting time between Dallas and Los Angeles He…
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Marvin Gonz lez De Le n is a first-generation Mexican-American who writes plays that incorporate a myriad of genres from…

D J Gramann II

Minneapolis, MN
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McKnight Theater Artist Fellow

Costume artisan D J Gramann II is passionate about clothes their means of construction and their uses throughout global history…

Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko

El Cerrito, CA
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Core Writer

NICK HADIKWA MWALUKO pronoun atheist is a third-culture non-binary trans queer Tanzanian-American raised in East and central Afirca currently living…

Jeffrey Hatcher

Wayzata, MN
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Core Writer

BROADWAY Never Gonna Dance book OFF-BROADWAY Three Viewings and A Picasso at Manhattan Theatre Club Scotland Road and The Turn…

Gethsemane Herron

Minneapolis, MN
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McKnight Fellow in Playwriting

Gethsemane Herron is a playwright from Washington D C She has developed work with Ars Nova The Fire This Time…

Jessica Huang

New York, NY
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Venturous Fellow Affiliated Writer

Jessica Huang is a playwright and librettist whose plays include The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin History Theatre Indiana Repertory…

Kandace James

Pittsburgh, PA
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UCP Membership Core Apprentice

Kandace James is a playwright who uses a poetic lens as a tool for telling magical realistic stories She creates…

Rachel Jendrzejewski

Minneapolis, MN
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McKnight Fellow in Playwriting Core Writer Affiliated Writer

Rachel Jendrzejewski she her is an experimental playwright who works across the U S and internationally most often collaborating with…

Paul Kruse

Minneapolis, MN
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Jerome Fellow

Paul William Kruse tells Queer love stories As a playwright and media artist from Western Wisconsin his work flows from…

Yilong Liu

Brooklyn, NY
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Core Writer

Yilong Liu is a Lambda Literary Award winning playwright based in New York He is a – Lila Acheson Wallace…

Cristina Luzárraga

Minneapolis, MN
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Core Writer Affiliated Writer

Cristina Luz rraga is a Minneapolis-based playwright originally from New Jersey whose dark comedies tend to feature unruly women and…

Julián Mesri

Brooklyn, NY
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Core Writer

Juli n Mesri is a New York-based Argentinean-American composer and writer who makes multilingual plays and musicals in the US…

Nubia Monks

Minneapolis, MN
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Jerome Fellow Affiliated Writer

Nubia Monks is an actor playwright and educator She has performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival The La Jolla Playhouse…

Darrick Mosley

Saint Paul, MN
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McKnight Theater Artist Fellow

Darrick Mosley is a Twin Cities based actor He attended the historic Grambling State University where he received a BA…

AriDy Nox

Brooklyn, NY
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Core Writer

AriDy Nox is a multi-disciplinary black femme storyteller and social activist with a variety of forward-thinking creative works under her…

Kira Obolensky

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
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Core Writer

Kira Obolensky is a Mellon Foundation Playwright in residence at Ten Thousand Things Theater She has written three plays for…

Aya Ogawa

Brooklyn, NY
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McKnight National Residency and Commission

Aya Ogawa is a Tokyo-born Brooklyn-based playwright director performer and translator whose work reflects an international viewpoint centers women non-binary…

John Olive

Minneapolis, MN
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Core Writer

John Olive is a widely produced Manhattan Theatre Club Old Globe ACT Seattle South Coast Rep Steppenwolf the Guthrie and…

matthew paul olmos

South Pasadena, CA
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Core Writer

matthew paul olmos is a Mexican-American playwright who focuses on the creation of space for marginalized underrepresented communities and gives…

Karin Olson

Minneapolis , MN
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McKnight Theater Artist Fellow

Karin Olson is a Minneapolis-based lighting designer with credits at the Minnesota Opera Song Poet Children s Theater Spamtown USA…
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Many Voices Fellow

Jarek Pastor is a theatermaker with a focus on play composition dramaturgy and directing Their work moves with a tonal…
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UCP Membership Core Apprentice

Film TV Noah Rosen Writ Large…

Sarah Sander

Brooklyn, NY
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Core Writer

Sarah is a Brooklyn-based playwright whose work has been developed produced at Bay Area Playwrights Festival Columbia University the claque…

SEVAN

Brooklyn, NY
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Core Writer

SEVAN’s work has been seen in London and New York at The Public Theatre New York Theatre Workshop The Flea…

TyLie Shider

Minneapolis, MN
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Core Writer

TyLie Shider is an American writer and the inaugural playwright in residence at ArtYard A – McKnight Fellow in Playwriting…

MK Tuomanen

Philadelphia, PA
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Jerome Fellow

MK Tuomanen they them is the recipient of the Haas Emerging Artist Award named Best Theater Artist by Philadelphia Magazine…
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Many Voices Fellow

Josiah Thomas Turner is a queer Black artist musician and theater-maker born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin He earned his…

Jesús I. Valles

Astoria, NY
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Core Apprentice

Jes s I Valles they them is a queer Mexican immigrant educator writer-performer from Cd Juarez El Paso Jes s…

Liqing Xu

Minneapolis, MN
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Many Voices Fellow

Liqing is a playwright and screenwriter Their work has been developed presented by Theater Mu Second Stage the Mar a…

Deborah Yarchun

Culver City, CA
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Core Writer Affiliated Writer

Deborah Yarchun s plays have been produced and or developed with Ensemble Studio Theatre Centenary Stage Company The Civilians R…

Nathan Yungerberg

Brooklyn, NY
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Core Writer

Nathan Yungerberg is a Brooklyn-based Afrosurrealist and storyteller whose plays have been developed or featured by The Cherry Lane Theatre…