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Dramatic Comedy

Since 1989, New York City's Naked Angels has collaborated with some of America's most beloved playwrights to create exciting, topical plays for their time-honored tradition: the Issues Project. The short plays within this collection respond to resonant themes from gun control to the environment, faith to human rights. Naked Angels Issues Projects features the innovative writing of today's top playwrights, including Pulitzer Prize finalists Theresa Rebeck, Craig Lucas, Lee Blessing, Warren Leight, Will Eno, Kenneth Lonergan, Jon Robin Baitz, and many more
Theresa Rebeck

Theresa Rebeck

Theresa Rebeckis a widely produced playwright throughout the United States and abroad. New York productions of her work include Dead Accounts at the Music Box Theatre; Seminar at the Golden Theatre; Mauritius at the Biltmore Theatre in a Manhattan Theater Club Production; The Scene, The Water’s Edge, Loose Knit, The Family of Mann, and Spike Heels at Second Stage; Bad Dates, The Butterfly ... view full profile

Lee Blessing

Lee Blessing

Lee Blessing's play's include: A Walk In The Woods (Broadway and London's West End), Going to St. Ives, (Outer Critic’s Circle Award, Best Play, Obie for ensemble performance); Thief River (Drama Desk nomination, Best Play); Cobb (Drama Desk award, best ensemble); Chesapeake, Eleemosynary,Down The Road, The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid, and Cold Water. In the 1992-93 Signature Theatre season: ... view full profile

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Jon Robin  Baitz

Jon Robin Baitz

Jon Robin Baitz's plays include The Film Society, The Substance of Fire, Three Hotels, A Fair Country, Ten Unknowns, Mizlansky/Zilinsky, a new version of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler which was produced on Broadway in 2001, and The Paris Letter. He is the creator of the hit ABC TV show Brothers & Sisters, which he also executive produced for the first two seasons. He is currently writing and executive ... view full profile

Steven Dietz

Steven Dietz

Steven Dietz's thirty-plus plays have been produced at regional theaters across the United States, as well as Off-Broadway. International productions of his work have been seen in England, Japan, Germany, France, Australia, Sweden, Russia, Slovenia, Argentina, Peru, Greece, Singapore, and South Africa. Recent plays include the widely-produced thriller, Yankee Tavern; the Steinberg Award finalist, ... view full profile

Craig Lucas

Craig Lucas

Craig Lucas is a American playwright, screenwriter, theatre director, musical actor, and film director. He is currently Associate Artistic Director at the Intiman Theatre in Seattle.Born on April 30, 1951, and abandoned in a car in Atlanta, Lucas was adopted when he was eight months old by a Pennsylvanian couple. His adoptive family was conservative; his father was an FBI agent and his mother was ... view full profile

Itamar Moses

Itamar Moses

Itamar Moses is the author of the full-length plays Outrage, Bach at Leipzig, Celebrity Row, The Four of Us, Yellowjackets, Back Back Back, and Completeness, the musicals Nobody Loves You (with Gaby Alter), and Fortress of Solitude (with Michael Friedman), and the evening of short plays Love/Stories (or But You Will Get Used to It). His work has appeared Off-Broadway and elsewhere in New York, at ... view full profile

Jose Rivera

Jose Rivera

The first Puerto Rican screenwriter to be nominated for an Academy Award, for “The Motorcycle Diaries,” Rivera is also the author of 26 full-length plays including the Obie Award winning Marisol and References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, both produced at the Public Theatre, New York. Other plays include Cloud Tectonics (Playwrights Horizons, Goodman Theatre), School of the Americas (Public ... view full profile

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Warren Leight

Warren Leight

Warren Leight's Side Man won the 1999 Tony Award for Best Play. His other plays include No Foreigners Beyond This Point (Baltimore Center Stage premiere); James and Annie (Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati premiere); Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine (ATCA Nomination); Mayor, the Musical (Drama Desk Nomination); Fame Takes a Holiday (co-written); Stray Cats; and The Loop. Recent publications: Dark No Sugar, ... view full profile

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Kenneth Lonergan

Kenneth Lonergan

Kenneth Lonergan's productions in New York include The Starry Messenger (New Group), Lobby Hero (Playwrights Horizons, John Houseman Theatre, Drama Desk Best Play Nominee, Outer Critics Circle Best Play and John Gassner Playwriting Nominee, included in the 2000-2001 Best Plays Annual), The Waverly Gallery (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Promenade; 2001 Pulitzer Prize finalist), and This Is Our ... view full profile

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Seth Zvi Rosenfeld

Seth Zvi Rosenfeld

Seth Zvi Rosenfeld was born and raised in NYC. His newest play Handball will be produced in New York next season. His most recent play, Everything's Turning Into Beautiful, opened July, 2006 at The New Group. It starred Daphne Rubin-Vega and Malik Yoba.Mr. Rosenfeld is currently developing Snitch, a TV series for A&E, with Warner Horizon and John Wells Productions. He is currently writing the ... view full profile

Christopher Shinn

Christopher Shinn

Christopher Shinn was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and lives in New York. His plays have been premiered by the Royal Court Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, the Vineyard Theatre, South Coast Rep, and Soho Theatre, and later seen regionally in the United States and around the world. He is the winner of an OBIE in Playwriting (2004-2005) and a ... view full profile

David Marshall Grant

As an actor, David Marshall Grant has starred on Broadway in Bent, with Richard Gere, The Three Sisters, directed by Scott Elliot and Angels in America, for which he was nominated for a Tony award. Film credits include, American Flyers, Bat 21, Air America, The Chamber, Strictly Business, The Rock, The Stepford Wives, and The Devil Wears Prada. Television credits include, And The Band Played On, ... view full profile

Geoffrey Nauffts

Geoffrey Nauffts has worked as an actor both on and off Broadway, regionally and extensively in film and television. He's directed short plays by Kenneth Lonergan, Frank Pugliese, David Marshall Grant, Theresa Rebeck and Suzan-Lori Parks, as well as the critically acclaimed production of Steven Belber's Tape in New York, Los Angeles and London. He wrote, directed and co-starred in the ... view full profile

Stephen Belber

Stephen Belber's plays include Geomtery of Fire, (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); Fault Lines, (Naked Angels/Cherry Lane); A Small, Melodramatic Story, (LAByrinth Theater Company); McReele, (Roundabout); Match, (Broadway, Tony nomination for Frank Langella); Tape, (Naked Angels, NYC/LA/London); The Laramie Project, (Associate Writer); Carol Mulroney, (Huntington Theater); One Million Butterflies ... view full profile

Will Eno

Will Eno

Will Eno is a Residency Five Fellow at the Signature Theatre in New York, which presented Title and Deed in 2012, and The Open House, in 2014. His new play, Wakey, Wakey premiered there in February 2017. Following an acclaimed run at Yale Repertory Theatre, his play The Realistic Joneses was on Broadway in 2014, directed by Sam Gold and staring Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, and ... view full profile

Patrick Breen

Patrick Breen is a writer and actor. He has been a member of Naked Angels almost from the beginning. An evening of his one act plays, Saturday Mourning Cartoons was produced there. His plays have also been performed at MCC and The Atlantic. His play Marking was made into a movie titled Just A Kiss directed by Fisher Stevens. As an actor Mr. Breen appeared in the film Ishtar and the television ... view full profile

Nicole Burdette

Nicole Burdette is a playwright and an actress. Ms. Burdette co-founded and named the Naked Angels theater company in 1986, where many of her plays have been produced. The Bluebird Special Came Through Here (directed by Rebecca Miller), Busted (directed by Timothy Hutton), Chelsea Walls (directed by Edwin Sherin) and many others.Her adaptation of her play Chelsea Walls was made into a film, which ... view full profile

Ned Eisenberg

Ned Eisenberg is an actor-playwright who lives in NYC. His work has been performed in New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles and he's had two plays at the O'Neill Playwrights Conference. He's a member of Ensemble Studio Theater and the Actor's Workshop Company as well as one of the founding members of Naked Angels and a Fox Fellowship recipient. view full profile

Pippin Parker

Pippin Parker is a founding member and former Artistic Director of Naked Angels and was Co-Artistic Director of the Democracy Issues Project.As a writer, his plays include Anesthesia, Assisted Living, and an assortment of one acts, which have been produced in New York and Los Angeles. Television credits include the animated series The Tick and Pocoyo.He was director and dramaturg of the original ... view full profile

Frank Pugliese

Some of Frank Pugliese's credits for the stage include: Kaos (New York Theatre Workshop); Aven'U Boys (Off-B'way, Obie Award); The King of Connecticut, The Talk, The Alarm (all with Naked Angels); Hope is the Thing with Feathers, Late Night -- Early Morning (The Drama Dept.); The Crazy Girl (NY Stage and Film, Gloucester Stage). His film credits include: Born to Run (Fox); Infamous (Hart-Sharp, ... view full profile

Daniel Reitz

Daniel Reitz is a playwright and screenwriter living in New York City. His plays have been developed and produced at theatres including the Mark Taper Forum, Manhattan Class Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Naked Angels, New York Stage and Film, Playwrights Horizons, and the Joseph Papp Public Theatre, and in London at the White Bear and Oval House theatres. He adapted his play Urban Folk Tales ... view full profile

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