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Drama Alumna Bekah Brustetter Named New Voices/New York Playwriting Fellow


The Lark Play Development Center today announced the launching of New Voices/New York, a fellowship program for local playwrights to develop new work with an eye towards production. First-round winners include Drama alumna Bekah Brunstetter ’07. During her 18-month residency as a New Voices/New York playwright fellow, Brustetter will receive $20,000 to support her work.

Brunstetter, whose Miss Lilly Gets Boned was presented during the 2009 Playwrights Week, will begin work on Melancholia, which follows a family traveling the Oregon Trail and explores the nature and consciousness of depression during the 19th century.

Brunstetter’s plays also include A Long and Happy Life (Naked Angels, Spring 2011), Be A Good Little Widow (ARS NOVA, Spring 2011), House of Home (Williamstown Theater Festival), Oohrah! (Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater, 2009), and Miss Lilly Gets Boned (Finborough Theater 2010, Lark Playwrights Week 2009, Finborough Theater, June 2010). She is a member of The Primary Stages Writer’s Group, the Naked Radio writing team, and a Playwright’s Realm fellow. She is an alumni of the Women’s Project writer’s Lab and the Ars Nova Play Group. Brunstetter is currently 2011 Playwright in Residence at the Finborough Theater, London.

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