MFA Playwrights

3Views celebrates the 2020 graduating theater student class who lost their final semester to the pandemic. We honor these graduates by holding them in our virtual space in the hopes that their work can be seen in physical space as soon as we can gather again.

Calley N. Anderson | MFA, The New School for Drama

Calley N. Anderson is an up-and-coming Black woman playwright from Memphis, Tennessee. Anderson is a graduate of Davidson College (BA English) and The New School for Drama(MFA Playwriting). Find out more at

Jerrod Jordahl | MFA, The New School for Drama

Jerrod is a New York-based playwright. His work investigates power as a function of class, the relationship between time and place, and the search for belonging in the Anthropocene.

Ruth Tang | MFA, The New School for Drama

Ruth Tang is a playwright & poet, raised in Singapore and based in New York City. They are a 2020/21 New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellow, and a finalist for the Clubbed Thumb 2018 Open Commission. Their past work includes Bad Chinese (Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Festival, 2018) and Building A Character (Wild Rice Singapore, dir. Mei Ann Teo, 2018).

Audley Puglisi | MFA, Yale School of Drama

Audley has been a VONA/Voices Playwriting Fellow, Lambda Literary Playwriting Fellow, a resident artist at Blue Mountain Center, and has worked with St. Paul’s Penumbra Theatre. Audley is a recent graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

Margaret E. Douglas | MFA, Yale School of Drama

Margaret E. Douglas is a playwright, poet, current farmer, and aspiring sit-com writer based in New Hampshire. Her comedies and site specific theatrical experiences have been produced at the Yale Cabaret, Yale’s Women’s Voices in Theater Festival, and Zoom. She has been commissioned by Montana Repertory Theater, Spruce Mountain Lodge, and various actors for audition monologues. She is the resident playwright of Highwater Farm in Bartlett, NH. Recent graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

Noah Diaz |MFA: Yale School of Drama

Noah Diaz is a playwright and television writer from the Iowa/Nebraska border. He’s under commission from La Jolla Playhouse, MTC/Sloan, Baltimore Center Stage, and Audible/Amazon Studios. He's currently developing a series with Hulu.

Zizi Majid |MFA: Columbia University

An NYC-based playwright, Zizi Majid’s plays advocate for a shared humanity. How to Gild an Eagle (Finalist, Columbia@Roundabout New Play Reading Series); Return to Fall (Finalist, Blue Ink Playwriting Award; Semi-Finalist The O’Neil).

Julián Mesri |MFA: Columbia University

Julián Mesri is an Argentine-American writer and composer. He is a member of the Public Theater Emerging Writers Group and received a 2020-2021 EST/Sloan Commission. Recent productions include Immersion (Ingenio Festival, BAPF Semi-Finalist), and the upcoming musical Telo. MFA Columbia University.

Martin Murray|MFA: Columbia University

Martin Murray is a writer based in New York. His full-length plays include 360 Owl Head, Family Show, and The Spot.

Daniel Irving Rattner|MFA: Columbia University

Daniel is a playwright with a focus in documentary theater. Plays include Rooster Teeth (Finalist Columbia@Roundabout) and Better (inaugrual Wasatch Playwright’s Residency recipient). Daniel was the Director of Interviewee Relations on Anna Deavere Smith’s Notes from the Field.

Paola Alexandra Soto|MFA: Columbia University

Paola Alexandra Soto, Dominican-born, Harlem-bred playwright and actress. She recently earned her MFA in Playwriting at Columbia University School of the Arts.

Kate Pressman|MFA: Columbia University

Kate Pressman is a Brooklyn-based playwright who writes about the inevitability of death, but with jokes. Her work has been presented at the Park Avenue Armory, New Georges’ The Room and elsewhere.

Jay Stull|MFA: Columbia University

Jay Stull writes and directs plays and teaches theater. His work explores simulated reality, embodiment + disembodiment, souls, Spirit, and reincarnation.

Dave Harris|MFA: UCSD

Dave Harris is a poet and playwright from West Philly. He is the Tow Playwright-in-Residence at Roundabout. His play Tambo & Bones will be produced at Playwrights Horizons and Center Theatre Group and his play Exceptionto the Rule will be produced at Roundabout in the vague future.

Mara Nelson-Greenberg|MFA: UCSD

Mara Nelson-Greenberg is a playwright whose play include Do You Feel Anger? and Hamlet by Mia Fefferman. Please please visit her website at:

Ali Viterbi|MFA: UCSD

Ali Viterbi is a playwright and television writer. Her work has been produced or developed by Victory Gardens, Geffen Playhouse, Kennedy Center/NNPN, La Jolla Playhouse, RoundHouse Theatre, and San Diego REP, among others. Ali is currently developing TV projects with AMC and Anonymous Content. She is a member of the Geffen Playhouse Writers' Room. BA: Yale, MFA: UCSD

Lucas Baisch|MFA: Brown University

Lucas Baisch [he/him] is a Guatemalan-Mexican-American playwright, artist, and educator from San Francisco, based in Providence, Rhode Island. You can learn more at

Emma Horwitz|MFA: Brown University

Emma Horwitz is a writer from New York City. For more information about her plays, fiction, and comics, visit BA: Bard College, Written Arts. She currently lives in Providence, RI.

Dan Caffrey|MFA: Brown University

Dan Caffrey writes about monsters and the monsters within. He's an O'Neill Finalist, and his work has been published by Smith & Kraus and Rowman & Littlefield, and developed by Tofte Lake Center, Sewanee Writers' Conference, and Kitchen Dog Theater. MFA: UT-Austin

I. B. Hopkins|MFA: UT-Austin

I. B. Hopkins is a playwright, scholar, and educator from Gainesville, Georgia. He writes plays and musicals about obsession, empires in collapse, machines, and the many souths. He’s currently working on a PhD in Dramatic Literature.

Paul William Kruse|MFA: UT-Austin

Paul is a playwright from western Wisconsin. His work flows from his Queer identity, Catholic roots, and ever-evolving experience of family. He is a founding member and resident playwright of Hatch Arts Collective in Pittsburgh, PA.

Cecelia Raker|MFA: UT-Austin

Cecelia Raker is a playwright & librettist from Santa Fe, NM. Current projects include a YA novel based on a Chasidic fairytale, a binary-busting mermaid play, and one of the first operas written for a trans singer.

Danny Tejera|MFA: UT-Austin & Hunter College

Danny Tejera is a Spanish-American writer and actor. He holds a B.A. from Columbia, and recently completed an M.F.A. half at Hunter College and half at UT-Austin, where he studied with Annie Baker and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.

Minghao Tu|MFA: UT-Austin

Minghao Tu writes challenging plays that make people laugh, eclectic plays in which disparate worlds collide. Born in China, he provokes people to think globally. He expands the Theatre of the Ridiculous with a queer, transcultural POV and earnest heart. MFA: UT-Austin

Brandy N. Carie|MFA: Carnegie Mellon

Brandy N. Carie’s plays have been developed at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight Theatre, and the Kennedy Center, among others. She has received residencies from SPACE on Ryder Farm and the Edward Albee Foundation. Find her

Ty Greenwood|MFA: Carnegie Mellon

Ty Greenwood’s work focuses on telling stories that are not damaging to the identity, existence, and bodies of Black people, but are rather empowering, unapologetic, and radical in nature.

Kate Condé Hamilton|MFA: Carnegie Mellon

Habitually goofy and rather tall, Kate Condé Hamilton lives and writes in Los Angeles. She holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Hallie E. McPherson|MFA: Carnegie Mellon

A New Yorker by way of California, Hallie describes her writing as "semi-obnoxious feminist theatre." Her latest play, C*NTLOAF: or, the C-Word Play, was selected for a reading in 2020 KCATCF and is her region's national selection for the NAPAT award, as well as earning her the Mary Marlin Fisher award at Carnegie Mellon University. She plans to die in Brooklyn.

Pravin Wilkins|MFA: Carnegie Mellon

Pravin is a playwright, poet, and fiction writer from San Diego. His plays typically deal with race & class struggle, and the many intersections between. He is a 2020 O'Neill Finalist and a current Fall Writer-in-Residence at City Books (Pittsburgh).

Leigh M. Marshall|MFA: Iowa Playwrights Workshop

I’m a writer, performer, and San Franciscan who has done crisis communications for a cancer center, edited for the International Writing Program, and contributed to New York Times-bestselling nonfiction books published by Henry Holt & Co.

Aja Nisenson|MFA: Iowa Playwrights Workshop

Aja Nisenson is a playwright and singer from New Jersey. BA: Brown University.

K.T. Peterson|MFA: Iowa Playwrights Workshop

Recent publication: The True Story of the Hitchhiker Who Was Shot In Pursuit of Kindness ( Love Bird premieres at Phoenix Theater Indianapolis in 2021. Other credits: NYMF, Eugene O’Neill NPC Fellow, WomenWorks Playwright Winner, Musical Theatre Award KCACTF.

Lyndsey Bourne|MFA: Brooklyn College

Lyndsey Bourne is a queer Canadian playwright, teacher, and a birth/abortion doula working with The Doula Project.

Nazareth Hassan|MFA: Brooklyn College

Nazareth Hassan is a southern writer, director, musician, and video artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He is the recipient of the Dramatist Guild Young Playwright Award (2017) and the Himan Brown Writing Award (2019). Plays shown and workshopped in cities including New York, London, and Berlin, at institutions including The Bushwick Starr, Theatertreffen Stuckemarkt, Horizon Theater Company, and the Royal Court Theatre. He is also a member of the Clubbed Thumb Early Career Writer's Group.

Deepa Purohit|MFA: Brooklyn College

Deepa Purohit co-founded and ran Rising Circle Theater Collective for 12 years. She is a writer, a mom, a trained actor, and a communications coach for education leaders.

Michael Shayan|MFA: Brooklyn College

Michael Shayan is an Iranian-American Jewish playwright & performer. Recipient of Audible’s Emerging Playwrights Commission. Lambda Literary Playwriting Fellow. Recent credits: New York Stage & Film, La MaMa, The Lark, Project Y and Dixon Place, among others. BA: Harvard University.

Martha Southgate|MFA: Brooklyn College

I’ve written four novels: The Taste of Salt, Third Girl From The Left, The Fall of Rome and Another Way to Dance, and, over the last 30 years, a lot of nonfiction–primarily essays, reviews and profiles.

Sophie Weisskoff|MFA: Brooklyn College

Sophie Weisskoff’s plays include Queen of Sock Pairing (Red Tape Theatre) and Enda and Oona (2020 Great Plains Theater Conference Selection, 2020 FEWW Prize Honorable Mention, developed with The Hearth). She was a 2018 Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellow.

Christin Eve Cato|MFA: Indiana University

Honoring her Boricua and Jamaican roots, Christin Eve Cato's writing is influenced by the Afrolatinx Diaspora. Plays include: Stoop Pigeons (2020 O’Neill Semi-Finalist); Sancocho (Ingenio/Milagro Theatre); jelly beans (IU); What’s Up With Marjorie? (Teatro Vivo); From Hunts Point To Whitlock (Pregones/Harlem9).

Jayne Deely|MFA: Indiana University

Jayne is a queer Latinx playwright originally from Queens, NY. They graduated summa cum laude with a major in Playwriting/English from Fordham University’s Honors College.

Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin|MFA: Indiana University

Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin is writer, producer, and performer. Kaela is a 2020 Bay Area Playwrights Festival finalist, a 2021 Alliance Theater/Kendeda Playwriting Award finalist, and the recipient of six Kennedy Center playwriting awards. BFA, NYU.

Eboni Booth|MFA: Juiliard

Eboni Booth is a writer and actress from New York City. Her play Paris had its premiere at the Atlantic Theater Company. Eboni is a graduate of the University of Vermont.

Matthew Capodicasa|MFA: Juiliard

Matthew Capodicasa’s plays include Next/Life, All The People You’ve Been, and The City in the City in the City. You can hear him nerd out on podcasts from the Glass Cannon Network. BFA, NYU/Tisch. MFA, Fordham/Primary Stages.

Margot Connolly|MFA: Juiliard

Margot is a playwright whose work has been developed through Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Jewish Plays Project, Repertory St. Louis, EST and Primary Stages, among others. BA, Bennington College. MFA, University of Iowa.

Jessica Huang|MFA: Juiliard

I am a New York based playwright from Minnesota. Work includes: The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin (History Theatre commission/premiere, Kilroy’s List), Transmissions in Advance of the Second Great Dying (Juilliard thesis production), and Purple Cloud (Theater Mu premiere).

Lindsay Carpenter|MFA: NYU

Lindsay Carpenter's play Borders received the 2015 KCACTF National Undergraduate Playwriting Award and she workshopped Our Black Death at the Kennedy Center's 2020 MFA Workshop. She wrote on CBC’s award-winning webseries Amours d’occasion.

Ellen Doyle|MFA: NYU

Ellen is a playwright (in her fifties) who likes to write about friendships unravelling, people who are stuck, and small problems that grow bigger. Hopefully with humor. Much like Ellen, her plays are an acquired taste.

Scottie Harvey|MFA: NYU

A writer and animator living in New York City, Scottie Harvey received her BFA (Film & Television). Her play I Will Be Your Feet When You Need Them, received the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival’s Paula Vogel Award (2020).

Carl Holder|MFA: NYU

Carl lives and works in Brooklyn. He won the 2020 Goldberg Play Prize and was a Finalist for the 2019 Neukom Literary Arts Playwriting Award. He’s currently in residence at The Brick’s Inaugural Writer’s Group ‘SoundLab’ developing a fiction podcast.

Matthew Libby|MFA: NYU Tisch

Matthew Libby is a writer and actor living in Brooklyn. His play Data won the 2020 Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Award and is scheduled to receive its world premiere at the Alliance Theatre in their 20/21 season.

David Chevrolet Shane|MFA: NYU Tisch

David is an DGA nominated, Emmy and Cannes Gold Lion-winning writer/director. He is currently in graduate school where is learning that the most difficult form of dramatic writing is the writing of his own bio.

Celeste Yim|MFA: NYU Tisch

Celeste Yim is a writer from Toronto. Celeste was the 2019 recipient of the NYFA Canadian Women Artists’ Award for Playwriting. Currently, Celeste is a writer for Saturday Night Live.

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