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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 DESARROLLO
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!