One Night Performance Targets L.A. Entertainment Industry for Emerging Alumni Talent

New York University Tisch School of the Arts (TSOA) has announced the New Writers Showcase will introduce five emerging writers-graduates of the Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing-at its March 2 showcase. The featured playwrights are Casey Fisher, Lauren Goldenberg, Nzinga Kadalie-Kemp, Ruth McKee, and Andrea Wachner. Each will present an original ten-minute play featuring well-known and up-and-coming actors who are alumni of TSOA’s top-ranked Graduate Acting Program and Undergraduate Drama Department. Included are: Victor Williams (King of Queens, Deacon Palmer), Deirdre Lovejoy (The Wire, Asst. State’s Attorney Rhonda Pearlman) and Jason Ritter (The Class, Ethan Haas). Directors include alumni Kyle Newman (Fanboys, The Hollow), Millicent Shelton (Cavemen, Everybody Hates Chris), and Emmy Award-winner Jeremy Kagan (Chicago Hope, Picket Fences, The West Wing).

In addition, the evening will debut the premiere of a new short play by bestselling novelist and Tisch alumnus, Christopher Rice (Density of Souls, Blind Fall), directed by alumnus Andy Fleming (Nancy Drew, Hamlet 2). The evening will be hosted by alumnus Peter Krause (Dirty Sexy Money, Six Feet Under) with a special appearance by alumnus Rainn Wilson (The Office).

Date: Monday, March 2nd

  • 7:30 pm - Cocktails
  • 8:30 pm - Performance
  • 9:30 pm - Awards Ceremony
  • 9:45 pm - Reception

Where: Hyatt Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles (Century City), CA

Open to the public, $10 suggested donation; Industry comps available; Not open to review.

The one-night showcase is a co-production of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, The Tisch West Alumni Council, the NYU Writers Lab West, and The Tisch Grad Collective.

For more than 40 years, Tisch School of the Arts has drawn on the vast resources of New York City and New York University to create an extraordinary training ground for the individual artist and scholar of the arts. As one of the nation’s leading centers of undergraduate and graduate study in the performing and cinematic arts, Tisch offers programs of study that incorporate state-of-the-art facilities; a collaboratively oriented community of award-winning faculty members; internship opportunities with established professionals; and the incomparable artistic and cultural resources of New York City. Illustrious Tisch alumni include Oliver Stone, Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee, Amy Heckerling, Ang Lee, George Wolfe, Tony Kushner, Marcia Gay Harden, M. Night Shyamalan, Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgen.

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