2016 Emerging Playwright - C.A. Johnson

We are thrilled to announce that "Thirst" by C.A. Johnson has been chosen for development in this year's program.

C. A. Johnson is a Louisiana native currently working and writing in Queens, New York. Her plays include GOSSAMER (Winner 2012 Floyd Gaffney Playwriting Award), BY AND BY (2016 Goldberg Play Prize Finalist), THIRST, and THE CLIMB (Winner 2016 First Round Fellowship at Open Bar Theatricals). C.A. is The Lark's 2016 Van Lier Playwriting Fellow, a member of 2016-2017 R & D Group at The Civilians, and a 2016-2017 Dramatists Guild Fellow. 

We would also like to recognize our four finalist scripts:

  • "Ape Leader" by Elizabeth Archer

  • "Baton" by Deneen Reynolds-Knott

  • "The Norse" by Allan Staples

  • "Setting Sun" by Andre Thierry

"Thirst" will receive an extensive development in New York City, to include a workshop and presentation. Our four finalists have also been invited to participate in an upcoming reading series where they will have an opportunity to receive feedback on their work.

We want to thank everyone who submitted, and hope you will follow us for updates on this exciting new piece.