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In rehearsal for Ren Dara Santiago's SOMETHING IN THE BALETE TREEPlaywright julinay taveras and director Manny Rivera at rehearsal for DESARROLLOBriandaniel Oglesby (right) in rehearsal for his play SMALL STEPS.
Playwrights’ Week

Playwrights' Week: Past Participants


  • Bernarda's Daughters by Diane Exavier
  • Park-e Laleh by Shayan Lotfi
  • We Built Our Homes Near Kingdoms of Animals and Magic by Omar Vélez Meléndez
  • The Cucuy Will Find You by Jaymes Sanchez
  • Something in the Balete Tree by Ren Dara Santiago


  • Sistren by Erin Buckley
  • Even Flowers Bloom in Hell, Sometimes by Franky D. Gonzalez
  • As Is: Conversations with Big Black Women in Confined Spaces by Stacey Rose
  • form of a girl unknown by Charly Evon Simpson
  • Desarrollo by juliany taveras


  • The Other Instinct by Sam Chanse
  • The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse
  • I Get Restless by Caroline V. McGraw
  • Machine Learning by Francisco Mendoza
  • The Antelope Party by Eric John Meyer
  • Small Steps by Briandaniel Oglesby


  • at the very bottom of a body of water by Benjamin Benne
  • The Found Dog Ribbon Dance by Dominic Finocchiaro​
  • The Blameless by Nick Gandiello
  • Against the Hillside by Sylvia Khoury
  • Pilgrims by Claire Kiechel
  • Europa by Sarah Saltwick​


  • The Ghosts of Lote Bravo by Hilary Bettis
  • People Sitting in Darkness by Clarence Coo
  • Nothing Left to Burn by Adi Hanash and Patrick Vassel
  • Moon Man Walk by James Ijames
  • Abominable; or The Misappropriation of Beverly Onion... by Katie May
  • Human Error by Eric Pfeffinger
  • Dear Galileo by Claire Willett


  • Parachute Men by Mando Alvarado
  • The Lucky Ladies by Dominic Finocchiaro
  • Inc. by Diana Grisanti
  • No More Sad Things by Hansol Jung
  • Girl of Glass by Jennifer A. Kokai
  • The Tiger Among Us by Lauren Yee


  • Fight Call by Jessica Brickman
  • Deacon of the Bronx by Matt Dellapina
  • The Tomb of King Tot by Olivia Dufault
  • Dreams of the Penny Gods by Callie Kimball
  • Lasso of Truth by Carson Kreitzer
  • Guadalupe in the Guest Room by Tony Meneses
  • Perse by Corinna Schulenburg


  • This is Wittenberg by Lauren Gunderson
  • Tranquil by Andrew Rosendorf
  • Hunger by Anna Moench
  • Halfway, Nebraska by Briandaniel Oglesby
  • Denny & Lila by Corinna Schulenburg
  • #nyc by Kyle Warren
  • Secret Identity by Chris Weikel​


  • Water on the Moon by Emily Bohannon
  • Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins 
  • The Nether by Jennifer Haley
  • Slip/Shot by Jacqueline Goldfinger​ 
  • Timber Land by Katharine Clark Gray
  • Detroit '67 by Dominique Morisseau
  • Get Thorpe by Ken Weitzman​

For more Playwrights' Week history, explore The Lark's Timeline!