Dig the New Breed

Ruhl likely echoes every writer in the season when she delights in being a newer writer at Playwrights Horizons, but hopes to become an older writer there, too. She may well have the opportunity. Next year the theater will likely return to a more familiar format—a season featuring four or five veteran writers and one or two debut ones. After all, Playwrights Horizons has distinguished itself by forging ongoing bonds with dramatists, and Sanford has no desire to alter that: "The writers you have a relationship with, we've always prided ourselves on being a home for them." And he intends to offer that hospitality to the writers in the current season. "Five years from now, you're going to stop calling them emerging writers," he says. "And I'm not going to turn my back on them."

Tim Sanford
Fiona Aboud
Tim Sanford

Lights down. Applause.

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