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Drama Alums Chosen for Prestigious New York Fellowship Program

Playwrights Matthew Paul Olmos ’04 and Janine Nabers ’08, alumni of The New School for Drama, have been selected as 2012-13 New York Theatre Workshop Emerging Artist Fellows.

Janine Nabers

Since 1995, the fellowship program has provided promising young theatre artists with essential support to assist in their development, as well as access to the substantial resources of an off-Broadway producing theatre and community of artists.

“Since arriving in the city, New York Theatre Workshop has long been one of the companies I’ve found so daring and so relevant, doing work that had me leaving the theater inspired,, says Matt. To be invited into their artistic community is something I’ve often daydreamed about and now I find myself nervously excited to bring my work there and to get to know the work of the other fellows alongside the folks at NYTW.”

Janine concurs, NYTW is one of the most prestigious fellowships around. I am truly honored to be part of this year’s group [of fellows] and included in the company of great artists that came before me. I look forward to the next year ahead.,

Matthew Paul Olmos

Fellowship activities include participation in NYTW’s Mondays @ 3 reading series, which take place regularly throughout the year and are attended by NYTW artistic staff and members of the Usual Suspects, the Workshop’s community of affiliated artists. The program also offers the fellows opportunities to develop works-in-progress and attend performances together. Monthly workshop meetings and frequent mentoring sessions provide a comfortable and ongoing forum for discussion concerning the fellows’ progress and interests.

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