In the STUDIO, we commission new plays with an upfront commitment to production, and provide artists with intensive and individualized workshops that bring new plays palpably closer to production readiness by addressing specific design, casting and text challenges. In the past four seasons, 88% of our productions have been commissioned or developed in the Studio, including Fairview, Is God Is, Futurity, 10 Out of 12, and more.
From 2018 – 2022 the program will support the development of at least eight new pieces that we plan on producing at Soho Rep. Artists currently developing work through the Studio program include Becca Blackwell, Charlotte Brathwaite & Sunder Ganglani; Alice Birch; Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas; Jackie Sibblies Drury; Jason Grote; Branden Jacobs-Jenkins & Carmelita Tropicana; Narcissister; and Jillian Walker.
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Leadership support for the STUDIO is provided by the Vilcek Foundation. Alice Birch and Jackie Sibblies Drury are recipients of Berwin Lee New Play Commissions. Other commissions are being supported by James Gleick & Cynthia Crossen, The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, and Jody Falco & Jeffrey Steinman. Jillian Walker is a 2020-21 Tow Playwright-in-Residence.