One Night Performance Targets TV Industry for Playwrights “Crossing Over”

For the first time in Los Angeles, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts will present a New Writers Showcase to introduce five emerging/produced playwrights, who are all MFA graduates of the Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing, and are crossing over to the television industry. The featured playwrights are Gina Gold, Susan Johnston, Aurorae Khoo, Eric Loo, and Avery O.Williams. Each will present a ten-minute play that features talented casts of up-and-coming faces, all MFA alumni from the School’s top-ranked Graduate Acting Program.

In addition, the evening will debut the West Coast premiere of a new short play by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tisch alumnus, Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife, Quills) directed by alumnus Oz Scott. The evening will be hosted by Victor Williams, from the sitcom King of Queens and an alumnus of the Graduate Acting Program.


  • Date: Monday, March 13th
  • Time: 7 pm - Cocktails; 8 pm - Performance; 9:30 pm - Reception
  • Where: The Friars of Beverly Hills, 9900 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
  • RSVP: (310) 285-5110

Suggested donation $10; Industry Comps available.

The one-night showcase is a co-production of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, The Friars of Beverly Hills, the NYU Writers Lab West, and The Tisch Grad Collective.

For more than 35 years, Tisch School of the Arts has been the nation’s leading center of undergraduate and graduate study in the performing and cinematic arts, Tisch graduates follow in the footsteps of such illustrious alumni as Oliver Stone, Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee, Amy Heckerling, Ang Lee, George Wolfe, Tony Kushner, Marcia Gay Harden, M. Night Shyamalan, Alexa Junge, and recent Emmy winner, Jim Vallely - men and women who have admirably succeeded in redefining the performing and cinematic arts.

The Friars of Beverly Hills is an organization that is not associated with the Friar’s National Association Inc. a/k/a The Friar’s Club, either through membership Reciprocity or ownership. Actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association.

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