An unprecedented Festival of three NYC premieres authored by one underrepresented writer, presented in all three spaces, simultaneously. Non-profit theater companies invited to participate in the Festival and will receive our *All-Inclusive licensing package.
Karen Hartman is a recent Guggenheim Fellow whose plays have been celebrated as passionate, relevant storytelling that “resonate in the current moment with overpowering force” (Variety). She wrote the book for a new musical Rattlesnake Kate, score by Neyla Pekarek, premiering February 2022 at the Denver Center. Three critically acclaimed recent works—Roz and Ray (Edgerton New Play Prize), The Lucky Star (under the title The Book of Joseph), and Project Dawn (NEA Art Works Grant, NNPN Rolling World Premiere)—had ten productions around the country and are published by Samuel French/Concord. She is developing Project Dawn for Population Media Center as a television series, and has another project in the works with 20th Television. Hartman’s Good Faith: Four Chats about Race and the New Haven Fire Department premiered at Yale Repertory Theater in 2019. Her prose has appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post. A New Dramatists alumna and former Playwrights Center McKnight Fellow, Princeton Hodder Fellow, and Fulbright Scholar, Hartman served as Senior Artist-in-Residence at University of Washington School of Drama for five years and lives in Brooklyn with her family.
THE LUCKY STAR
Douglas Denoff presents The Directors Company's production
Directed by Noah Himmelstein
April 26 - June 12, 2022
A gripping true story of resilience and determination to restore a family's legacy.
NEW GOLDEN AGE
Presented by Primary Stages
Directed by Jade King Carroll
April 28 - June 09, 2022
Two sisters face down a big tech dystopia in this thrilling revolutionary tale for today.
GOLDIE, MAX AND MILK
Presented by Mary J. Davis and MBL Productions
Directed by Jackson Gay
May 01 - June 04, 2022
A comedy about doing what comes naturally.