Tent Theatre Company Launches to Support Elder Playwrights | Playbill

Industry News Tent Theatre Company Launches to Support Elder Playwrights

Their inaugural offering, Tina Howe's Where Women Go, will receive a reading later this month.

Tim Sanford, the former artistic director of Playwrights Horizons, and Aimée Hayes, the former producing artistic director of Southern Rep, have partnered together to create Tent Theater Company, which will provide support to American playwrights and disciplinary theatre makers over the age of 60.

Said Sanford, “It has been our dream to explore ways to support writers in the totality of their journeys. With this initial cohort, we commit to identifying and combatting ageism in our field while also creating a place for them to call home.”

The Tent’s initial roster of playwrights includes Neena Beber, Neal Bell, Carlyle Brown, Eugenie Chan, Kirsten Childs, Connie Congdon, Kia Corthron, Migdalia Cruz, Nilo Cruz, Rick Dresser, Erik Ehn, Yussef El Guindi, Bob Ford, Kermit Frazier, Amy Freed, Keith Glover, Philip Kan Gotanda, David Greenspan, Beth Henley, Tina Howe, Len Jenkin, Jeff Jones, Sherry Kramer, Quincy Long, Craig Lucas, Wendy MacLeod, Ellen McLaughlin, Eduardo Machado, Emily Mann, Deb Margolin, Cassandra Medley, Marlane Meyer, Kira Obolensky, David Rabe, Theresa Rebeck, Keith Reddin, José Rivera, Eddie Sanchez, Sarah Schulman, Levy Lee Simon, Roger Guenveur Smith, Octavio Solis, Kathleen Tolan, Michael Weller, Richard Wesley, and Doug Wright.

As previously announced, playwright Tina Howe will receive an industry reading April 25, which is produced through a partnership between the Tent and Concord Theatricals.

For more information, please visit TheTentTheater.com.

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