NEW YORK CITY: Page 73 Productions has named C.A. Johnson the recipient of the 2018 P73 Playwriting Fellow, awarded to a playwright who has yet to have a professional premiere in New York City. Johnson will receive a cash prize of $10,000, plus an additional $10,000 budgeted for developing several new plays over the course of the year.
“C.A. Johnson’s fellowship year with Page 73 will be a total joy, as she is a remarkable playwright who I am proud to add to the roster of P73 Fellows,” said producing artistic director, Michael Walkup, in a statement. “C.A.’s broad theatrical interests have resulted in an early body of work containing many genres and subjects. The common thread I applaud is the abundant empathy C.A. holds for every character she writes. Her stories pull you in for showing intricate and carefully wrought conflicts among disparate people, and she’ll hit you with a surprising shift or conclusion that sticks in your heart and mind long after the play ends.”
Page 73 has also announced that playwright Michael R. Jackson will spend three weeks developing his musical A Strange Loop, which will be presented as a staged reading this month.
Page 73 has selected playwrights to participate in the Page 73’s 2018 Interstate 73 Writers Group. Each of the writers will attend bi-monthly meets to share new pages of works-in-process. They will also receive a stipend and a reading during the 2018-19 season. This year’s writers include Eleanor Burgess, Emily Feldman, Amina Henry, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Daniel K. Isaac, Michael R. Jackson, Gordon Leary, Julia Meinwald, and Gary Winter.
Lastly, Page 73 will support L. Feldman, Gina Femia, and C. A. Johnson at its 13th annual Summer Residency. A fourth resident will be announced at a later date.