NEW YORK CITY: Page 73 Productions has named Emma Goidel to be its 2020 Playwriting Fellow. The fellowship is awarded to a playwright who has yet to have a professional premiere in New York City. Goidel will receive a $10,000 cash grant and an additional $10,000 to support the development of new works over the course of the year.
“Emma’s plays demonstrate a deep and expansive interest in the world, in political and familial structures, and in the particular ways women relate to one another,” said Michael Walkup, artistic director of Page 73. “She hones her artistry through frequent collaboration with fellow artists and completes each script with a precise language that is distinctly her own. Emma joins Page 73 at an exciting moment of artistic exploration and a time when she’s ready for broader professional attention, and I’m confident that our fellowship will help her make the most of this year.”
Goidel’s plays include The Gap (Barrymore Award, Kilroys List 2019), A Knee That Can Bend (Nominee, ATCA/Steinberg Award & Lanford Wilson Award), Local Girls (Finalist, Princess Grace Award), and We Can All Agree to Pretend This Never Happened (EST, Òran Mór, Tiny Dynamite/InterAct). Her work has been presented by Ars Nova, Clubbed Thumb, InterAct, LAByrinth, Playwrights Realm, Playwrights’ Center, NYSAF, and PlayPenn’s the Foundry. She is a co-founder of Orbiter 3, and a Kilroy. Goidel will also be joining Page 73’s 2020 Interstate 73 writers group.
Finalists of the 2020 Playwriting Fellowship are 2020 Interstate 73 members Bleu Beckford-Burrell and Vichet Chum, and juliany taveras, who was a 2019 member of the writing group.
Page 73 is now accepting applications for its 2021 Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship and the 2021 Interstate 73 writers group. The application will be open until April 5.