CHALLENGING AND SUPPORTING THE BEST NEW VOICES IN NEW ORLEANS
DRAMATISTS – DIRECTORS – DRAMATURGS – DEVELOPMENT
4D is taking New Play Development to another dimension!
Feedback from past 4D participants
“This has been an extremely fruitful program for me. In the end, I got out of it just what I hoped to (a full play which came out of a positive collaboration that I can be very proud of). I will carry this experience forward with me for the rest of my theatrical life. And I will highly recommend it to other theatre artists.”
—James Bartelle, Dramatist (2017)
It was great meeting new people interested in developing work and getting to learn the balance of dramaturg/director.
—Megan Kosmoski, Director (2017)
“I am very grateful. The year-long nature of 4D made it possible for me to keep at the page and to drive to the end of my draft. The atmosphere of permission and support without peering over my shoulder simply worked, and I feel like I have begun something that I can be proud of.”
—Leslie Nipkow, Dramatist (2017)
“I enjoyed being part of play development. I loved listening to everyone’s plays and being part of their process. It’s helped me to read plays more closely.”
—Dolores Hooper, Dramaturg (2017)
“Dramaturgs, get ready to party! Expect to collaborate, to brainstorm, to play and research (same thing), to make new friends, to listen, to support, to nurture, to get tough and speak your opinion, to compromise, and to be amazed during the process of ‘raising’ the play.”
—Michelle Lepori, Dramaturg1