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When we tell better stories, people will want to hear the them. In our seven summers of operation, New River Dramatists has developed 305 new dramatic works for stage and screen, 102

of which have already been professionally produced or optioned."

Of Two Minds, by Billy Aronson
received a full production in NY at Ensemble Studio Theatre’s annual 2003 Marathon Festival subsequent to its development at NRD.

Swing States, by Billy Aronson
one of the acts in this play received a full (prior) production in NY at Ensemble Studio Theatre's 2002 annual Marathon Festival.

Supper With Anna, by Keith Bunin
developed entirely at NRD, this play was presented at a benefit evening for the Santa Monica College arts complex, with a cast that included Glenne Headly and Alfred Molina; it was also produced in New York during the 2002-2003 season.

Shove, by Mark Eisman
has received (prior) productions at Charlotte Rep New Play Festival, US West Theater Festival at Denver Center Theatre Company, Boston Theatre Works Unbound Festival, and Long Beach Playhouse New Play Festival.

Parts Unknown, by Ron Fitzgerald
fully produced at Chasama Theatre in New York in 2003 subsequent to its development at NRD.

Safe, by Ron Fitzgerald
scheduled for full production in Los Angeles in 2004

Roar, Lions, Roar, T. Cat Ford
previously had a workshop production by the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre Company in New York in 2003.

The Coffee Trees, by Arthur Giron
developed at NRD, this is scheduled for a full production in New York in 2003-2004.

Flight, by Arthur Giron
during 2003, Theaterworks is touring this show to 120 cities to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers flight. The play is published, and received a full production in NY at Ensemble Studio Theatre prior to being worked on at NRD.

Moving Bodies, by Arthur Giron
developed at NRD, this was produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre in 1999, and at Marin Theatre Company in San Francisco. Received a grant from the Sloan Foundation.

Sex Parasites, by Jessica Goldberg
developed at NRD, received a a full production at the Mark Taper Forum in L.A. in 2003-2004.

Get What You Need, by Jessica Goldberg
developed at NRD, this play was commissioned by the Atlantic Theatre Company in NY for possible production in 2004.

In the Valley of the Shadow, by Jeffrey Harper
optioned for a full production in Los Angeles in 2003-2004. Sarajevo, by Jeffrey Harper optioned for feature film.

China Dolls, by Jack Heifner
developed entirely at NRD, this was done at the Phoenix New Play Festival in Arizona, and at Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Octoberfest (in NY), both in 2002. Will be presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August, 2005.

Dwarf Tossing, by Jack Heifner
was done at the Phoenix New Play Festival in Arizona.Will open at the Dallas Festival of Independent Theatres in July, 2005.

Earth to Bucky, by Jack Heifner
developed entirely at NRD, this play was produced, in June 2001at the Key West Theater in Florida, and received a full production in 2003 at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY.

Seduction, Jack Heifner
received a full production at The New Conservatory Theater in San Francisco in 2004. Received a production at Baron's court Theatre in London in November, 2004 that production is scheduled to be at the New York Work Festival in August, 2005.

Lucky, Jack Heifner

was present at the Phoenix New Work Festival in August, 2004.

Funny, by Shawn Hirabayashi
produced at the Vital Theatre Company in New York City in September 2002 subsequent to its development at NRD
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F-Stop, by Olga Humphrey
this play received a full production in NY at The Homegrown Theatre subsequent to its development at NRD, and was then produced by the B Street Theatre in Sacramento.

Hyperactive, by Olga Humphrey
received a full production in Providence, Rhode Island, as the winner of The Perishable Theatre’s 1999 Women's Playwriting Festival. The playwright received a Fellowship in January 2003 from the Independent Feature Project (IFP) for a screenplay that she adapted from this play.

Paranoia, by Olga Humphrey
developed entirely at NRD, this was recently produced in Boston as the winner of a new play contest. It will be produced at The Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo as part of their 2003 season.

Veronika Vavoom, Volcanologist, by Olga Humphrey
developed entirely at NRD, this play received its World Premiere Production at Boston Theatre Works in May 2003.

As It Is In Heaven, by Arlene Hutton
developed at NRD, this play premiered at the Edinburgh Festival 2001, where it received The Stage's nomination for Best Ensemble. It opened in New York at the 78th Street Theatre Lab in 2001 and subsequently moved to the ArcLight Theatre for a run in 2002. It then ran at the Actor's Co-op, a professional theatre in Los Angeles, through April 2003. The acting edition is printed by Drama Play Service and the play appeared in the upcoming Smith & Kraus anthology, Women Playwrights: Best Plays 2002. The playwright observes that “my residency at Healing Springs was very important in the writing of this play”, and New River Dramatists was mentioned in program and publication acknowledgments.

Negras Eros, April Jones
previously produced at the Afro-American Cultural Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, 2003.

Rah, Rah, Rahway, by Tom Kleh
(aka Calthropia) developed at NRD, this musical was subsequently fully produced in New York at Bank Street Theatre.

Dead-Eye Boy, by Angus MacLachlan
received a prior Off-Broadway production in New York with Lili Taylor. Also produced at The Hampstead Theatre in London, England.

The Radiant Abyss, by Angus MacLachlan
awarded a commission (subsequent to its development at NRD) from Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington,.D.C. for production in 2003-2004.

Stone, by Angus MacLachlan
scheduled for a full production at the Mark Taper Forum in L.A. in 2003-2004 subsequent to its development at NRD.

Butter Fish, Parrot Fish, Rachael McGill
previously performed at the Stoke-Newington Festival (England) in 2000, and
in Switzerland in 2002; after development at NRD, scheduled to be published in 2004.

The Lemon Princess, Rachael McGill
scheduled for production at The West Yorkshire Playhouse (England) in 2004; previously performed at the Old Vic Theatre in London.

Blue Silence, James McLure
after having been entirely written at NRD, this was produced at Theatre 40 in Los Angeles (Beverly Hills), directed by Stephen Tobolowsky, in October 2003.

Drive-In Dreams, by James McLure
received a full production in Texas prior to its development at NRD.

Iago, by James McLure
developed entirely at NRD, this play was produced in 2003 at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Iago is also scheduled for commercial production in Australia.

Swimmers, by James McLure
received a full production in Texas prior to its development at NRD.

Noon Day Sun, by Cassandra Medley
developed entirely at NRD, this play won a national contest held by Montclair State University, which staged it in a full production in June 2001.

Relativity, by Cassandra Medley
developed entirely at NRD, this play is scheduled to be presented at The Magic Theatre in San Francisco during its 2003-2004 season. It was also awarded a Sloan Foundation Grant through Ensemble Studio Theatre's (NY) Sloan Project.

Half-Life, by John Mighton
started and developed at NRD, this new play is scheduled for production in Europe.

The Guys, by Anne Nelson
previously produced at The Flea Theater in New York, where it ran for a year. Subsequently produced worldwide, and made into a feature film starring Sigourney Weaver and Anthony LaPaglia.

Stand, by Toni Press-Coffman
received full productions at the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan; the Shipping Dock Theatre Festival in Rochester, NY; and at the Bloomington Playwrights Project in Bloomington, Indiana, all prior to its development at NRD.

Touch, by Toni Press-Coffman
received an Off-Broadway production in NY at The Women's Project subsequent to its development at NRD. Prior productions include the Damesrocket Theatre in Tucson, the Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, Red Herring Theater in Columbus, and at Victory Gardens in Chicago. It was also produced at the 2000 Humana Festival.

Trucker's Rhapsody, by Toni Press-Coffman
scheduled to be produced at the Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, and at the Exit Theatre in San Francisco, during the 2003 season, subsequent to its development at NRD.

Why I Followed You, by Lisa-Maria Radano
received a full production in NY at Ensemble Studio Theatre’s annual Marathon Festival subsequent to its development at NRD.

The Nature Of the Universe, by M.Z. Ribalow
developed entirely at NRD, this play was presented on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theater as a gala benefit, staged reading with Blythe Danner and Brian Dennehy, on May 6, 2001; since optioned for a full Broadway production.

Tiger in the Tree, by M.Z. Ribalow
developed entirely at NRD, this play is currently under option for a commercial New York production.

Lucky Stars, by Laddy Sartin
presented at Charlotte Rep’s New Play Festival in 2002 subsequent to its development at NRD.

The Frozen Grail, by Staci Swedeen
won a 2001 Sprenger Lang Foundation Award for their History Play Contest; was given a staged reading in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 2001 subsequent to its development at NRD.

A Little Bit Of Culture, by Staci Swedeen
produced by Tennessee Stage Company and the Actors Coop; winner of their New Play Festival. Also produced by the Alliance Theatre in Los Angeles.

Theme and Variation, by Staci Swedeen
produced by Stephen Austin University, 2002 (directed by Jack Heifner) subsequent to its development at NRD.

Pressure Points: Memoirs Of A Mad Masseuse, by Staci Swedeen
produced by The Herbert Mark Newman Theatre, 1999 prior to its development at NRD.

The Taste Of Desire, by Staci Swedeen
produced by The Herbert Mark Newman Theatre, 2003 subsequent to its development at NRD.

Clowns On Ice, by Rachel Urist
produced by The Performance Network's first annual Fireside Theatre Festival, 2000. Published in A Grand Entrance: Scenes and Monologues for Mature Actors, Dramatic Publishing Co., 2000.

Dear Jason, by Rachel Urist
produced by Apochryphal Productions at Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 2000, and published by the Eldridge Publishing Company in 2001. The playwright says “This play was written only because you invited me to be one of the playwrights at Healing Springs.”

Luck of the Draw, by Rachel Urist
produced by The Attic Theatre Center, Hollywood, California prior to its development at NRD.

The Talking Cure, by Rachel Urist
produced by The Performance Network in Ann Arbor, Michigan subsequent to its development at NRD.

Saint Lucy’s Eyes, Bridgette Wimberly
previously produced at The Cherry Lane Theater in New York with Ruby Dee; subsequently produced at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta (2003), also with Ruby Dee.

The Separation of Blood, Bridgette Wimberly
developed at NRD, this play was awarded a Sloan Foundation Grant through Ensemble Studio Theatre’s (NY) Sloan Project. Scheduled for full production in 2003 at Cleveland Playhouse.