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Tomas Endter, Gloria Oladipo, Nina Ki, Amita Sharma, Humaira Iqbal, Karina Billini, Celeste Jennings, Jesse Jae Hoon, Al Sierra, and Valen-Marie Santos.

Public Theater Names 2023-25 Emerging Writers Group

The 10 playwrights will receive staged readings of their work and a $10,000 stipend.

NEW YORK CITY: The Public Theater has named the playwrights for its 2023-25 Emerging Writers Group (EWG). The cohort members will each receive a $10,000 stipend over the course of the two-year fellowship.

“EWG has been fundamental to the Public Theater’s mission for the last 15 years, and we are inspired by the 10 remarkable writers who will now be a part of that legacy,” the theatre’s New Work Development team said in a statement. “We can’t wait to spend the next two years sharing in fellowship with them, celebrating their individual and collective voices and vision”

The 2023-25 cohort includes Karina Billini, Tomas Endter, Jesse Jae Hoon, Humaira Iqbal, Celeste Jennings, Nina Ki, Gloria Oladipo, Valen-Marie Santos, Amita Sharma, and Al Sierra.

The writers will participate in biweekly group meetings with the New Work Development team and will receive artistic and professional support from the Public staff. They will also have the opportunity to observe rehearsals of Public productions. Staged readings of EWG writers’s work will be presented in the Public’s Spotlight Series.

Full biographies of each member of the EWG cohort are available on the Public’s website.

The Public Theater was conceived over 60 years ago in New York City as one of the nation’s first nonprofit theatre organizations and operates on the principles that theatre is an essential cultural force and that art and culture belong to everyone. The Public presents an annual season of new work on Astor Place, Free Shakespeare in the Park, the Mobile Unit, Public Works, and Joe’s Pub. As of 2022, The Public had an approximate budget of $63.4 million.

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