2017/18 Playwrights Program 

DVRF is very pleased to announce that "The Excavation of Mary Anning" by Ian August has been chosen for the 2017/18 Playwrights Program. This piece will receive an intensive development, followed by an industry reading in New York City.

Playwright Ian August.

Playwright Ian August.

Ian August is an award-winning, internationally produced playwright. His full-length plays have been developed through Orlando Shakespeare Theater's Playfest, the NYC Summer Play Festival, Chicago's Equity Library Theater, the NJ Repertory Company, Writer's Theatre of New Jersey, and the Philadelphia Artist's Collective, among others.  Mr. August’s works have been published by Sam French Inc., Smith and Kraus Publishing, and the One-Act Play Depot.

We would also like to recognize our six finalists, all of whom will be invited to participate in 2018 programming:

  • Geraldine Inoa - "Scraps"

  • Fedna Jacquet - "Pefeksyon (Perfection)"

  • Kate Dakota Kremer - "Eye Heart Remote"

  • Stefani Kuo - "Architecture of Rain"

  • Anna Nicholas - "The One You Feed"

  • Tyler Rivenbark - "By the Grace of Fireflies"


Thank you to everyone who submitted! Look forward to more details soon.