2014/2015 Writer/Director Lab


The plays:

by Milo Cramer
directed by Benjamin Kamine

NOVEMBER 4, 2008
by Jordan Seavey
directed by Hannah Wolf

by Kate Benson
directed by Will Davis

by Dipika Guha
directed by Andrew Neisler


Kate Benson is a writer and actor living in Brooklyn. Her plays include A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes, produced by New Georges in 2014, [PORTO], Lee Miller, and Radium Now. Kate Benson WrShe is a member of the Jam at New Georges, and she is a graduate of the Brooklyn College MFA Playwriting program. She has had readings and showings of her work at Dixon Place, 13th St. Theater, Jimmy’s No. 43, and the Room at New Georges. As an actor, she has appeared at the Public, NYTW, the Flea, PS 122, the Incubator, and LaMama.


Dipika Guha was born in Calcutta and raised in tea drinking countries all over the world. Her plays include I ENTER the VALLEY (Weissberger nom ’14), THE BETROTHED (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, Chester Theatre), DG headshot (1)THE RULES (Clubbed Thumb/Playwrights Horizons) and BLOWN YOUTH (New Georges/Barnard commission). Her work has been developed by Old Vic New Voices in London, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, WordBRIDGE, Cutting Ball Theatre, the Playwrights Foundation, One Coast Collaboration and the Tobacco Factory (UK) amongst others. She’s a former Dramatists Guild Fellow, a Time Warner Fellow at the Women’s Project Lab, Ars Nova Playgroup alum & alum of Young Writers Program at the Royal Court Theatre, London. She’s a proud member of Ma Yi, the Claque writers group, an affiliated artist with New Georges and the Soho Rep Lab. Upcoming: MECHANICS of LOVE at the Drama League Directors Fest. BA: Canonical Travails or Eng Lit (UCL) MFA Playwriting (Yale) under Paula Vogel. Despite a long run in the north east of the United States she still drinks tea. www.dipikaguha.com


Jordan Seavey co-directs theatre company CollaborationTown, is a Usual  Suspect at the New York Theatre Workshop and was a member of the 2009 Emerging Writer’s Group at The Public Theater. Seavey CroppedHis plays include THE THIRD THING, LISTENING FOR OUR MURDERER, THE FUNNY PAIN, THE TRUTH WILL OUT, CHILDREN AT PLAY, 6969 and THIS IS A NEWSPAPER. He’s co-created fourteen plays with CollaborationTown including FAMILY PLAY (1979 TO PRESENT) (inaugural Archive Alliance Residency project at The New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater) and THE MOMENTUM (2012 GLAAD Media Award nomination). His work has been developed with New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, The Old Vic (UK), Lark Play Development Center, Oslo Internasjanole Teater (Norway), Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, 59E59 Theaters, The Flea Theater, The New Ohio Theatre, IRT Theater, terraNOVA Collective, The Amoralists, Orlando Shakespeare, Emerging America Festival/Huntington Theatre Company, About Face Theater (Chicago), Williamstown Theatre Festival, hotINK Festival, Great Plains Theater Conference, New York International Fringe Festival, The MacDowell Colony, The Orchard Project, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Dartmouth College, NYSAF/Vassar, Edward F. Albee Foundation and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He is currently developing a musical for young audiences with CTown as part of the New Victory Theater’s LabWorks residency.

CramerMilo Cramer is currently the Literary Resident at Playwrights Horizons and a barista at Colson Patisserie. His plays include I’M MISERABLE BUT CHANGE SCARES ME and WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S MOM, and he has developed or presented work at Ars Nova, The Invisible Dog, Danspace, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Galapagos Art Space, Williamstown Theater Festival, Bard Live Arts, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, The Brick and Dixon Place. He is a happy co-founder of New Saloon theater collective, currently artists-in-residence at The Tank and Mabou Mines.

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Meet the Directors

Will Davis is a director and theatre maker focused on physically adventurous new and devised work. Will has developed, directed and performed his work with New York Theatre Workshop and the 2050 Fellowship, Clubbed Thumb, The COIL festival, The New Museum, The Alliance Theatre, William DavisThe Brooklyn Arts Exchange ( BAX), The Lark Play Development Center, The Fusebox Festival, Salvage Vanguard Theater, The New Harmony Project, The Orchard Project, The Duplicates, The Gift Theatre, Performance Studies International at Stanford University, The Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights Workshop, and Fordham University. This season, as part of an NNPN Rolling world premier, Will directed two productions of COLOSSAL for the Olney Theatre Center and Mixed Blood Theatre. Additionally, Will dances with The Ballez, a Brooklyn based queer ballet company, and holds a BFA in Theatre Studies from DePaul University and an MFA in Directing from UT Austin.

Andrew Neisler is a Georgia-raised, now Brooklyn-based theatre artist and director. Andrew NeislenRecent directing credits include NY Times’ Critics Pick CLOWN BAR at The Box and Drama Desk nominated CHARLATAN at Ars Nova. Other recent projects include MELANCHOLY PLAY (Strasberg Institute), STREEPSHOW: EPISODE ONE (Ars Nova’s ANT Fest), GAME PLAY (Ars Nova), BYUIOO (Pipeline Theatre Company, Gym at Judson), THE GRAY MAN (HERE), SHOOT THE FREAK (Not Just 3 New Plays, Paradise Factory), TAPE (Strasberg Institute), FOLK WANDERING (Ars Nova/Joe’s Pub), and Bebe Zahara Benet’s CREATURE (XL Cabaret). He is currently developing a new trilogy of theatre and music, BULL’S HOLLOW, with frequent collaborators playwright Jaclyn Backhaus and composer Mike Brun. He has worked on new plays with Naked Angels, Primary Stages, New York Theatre Workshop, Ars Nova, Smith+Tinker Writers’ Group, The Lark, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and more. Andrew is the current Director-in-Residence at Ars Nova and a member of the 2014-2015 Civilians R&D Group. He is a co-Founder/co-Director of Fresh Ground Pepper (fgpnyc.com) and a Teaching Artist at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School/NYU.


Hannah Wolf is a theatre and event director, dramaturge and creative producer originally from Juneau Alaska. She’s developed work with playwrights and devising ensembles at companies such as Perseverance Theatre, Hannah Wolfthe Vineyard Theatre, Colt Coeur, Theatre in the Rough, Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant, Elephant in the Room, Writopia Lab, The Secret City and The Kennedy Center. She trained at Western Washington University and with the SITI Company. Hannah’s a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and a core member of Superhero Clubhouse. She recently returned to the US after spending a year in Bucharest Romania on a Fulbright Research Grant. Hannahjwolf.com




Benjamin Kamine is a stage director and designer based in Manhattan. His New York credits include the world premieres of Happily Ever by Amina Henry (SDC Guest Artist production at Brooklyn College); Thomas Bradshaw’s JOB, christopher oscar peña’s a cautionary tale, and Nectarine EP (the Flea Theater). Benjamin H. Kamine-DirOther directing credits include Carlyle by Thomas Bradshaw (New Stages at the Goodman Theatre), On a Clear Day I Can See to Elba by Eliza Bent (Prelude 2014), the Bring a Weasel and a Pint of Your Own Blood Festival 2014 (co-directed with Christopher Burris) and the all-night marathon of Robert Askins’ True Bible Tales (Jewish Plays Project). Mr. Kamine is a resident director at the Flea Theater and at the Jewish Plays Project, as well as a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. He has developed work with PlayPenn, the New Group, the Flea Theater, EST/Youngblood, Barefoot Theatre Company, the Jewish Plays Project, Ma-Yi Theater Company and Brooklyn College. He is a proud member of SDC.

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