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Dramatists, directors, dramaturgs and development.

Challenging and supporting

the best new voices in New Orleans.

What Is 4D?

4D is the next phase of Southern Rep’s new play development programs for local artists. 4D—standing for Dramatists & Directors & Dramaturgs & Development—seeks to challenge and support the best new voices and new plays in New Orleans.

Building on the success of the 6×6 Play Slam and 3×3 One Act series, 4D will group Dramatists, Directors, and Dramaturgs into collaborative teams. Each team will meet twice a month to support the development of each dramatist’s new full-length play over the course of a year. The program is a think-tank, a writer’s group, and a theatrical lab whose goal is to nurture artists and support new work.

With a focus on process and training in new play writing and development, 4D will featured an invited works-in-progress reading in the summer of 2020 and will feature a festival of staged readings in December 2020. Southern Rep will also work with teams to support additional reading and production opportunities for the developed plays.

Previous 4D Cohorts


Keah D. Moffett, Dramatist
Cammie West, Director
Dolores Hooper, Dramaturg 

Leslie Nipkow, Dramatist
Austin Alward, Director
Paul Werner, Dramaturg
James Bartelle, Dramatist
Megan Kosmoski, Director

Michelle Lepori, Dramaturg


Harold Clark, Dramatist
Ryan P. Bruce, Director
Torey Hayward, Dramaturg

Nathan Stevens, Dramatist
KT Looney, Director
Jonah Boudreaux, Dramaturg

Bryan Egland, Dramatist
Nathan Norris, Director
Lizzie Bruce, Dramaturg
India King, Dramatist
Christina Pellegrini, Director
Whitney Randall, Dramaturg

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