TDPS New Play Workshop Workshop Reading
This staged reading of new plays is the culmination of the weeklong TDPS New Play Workshop. Student playwrights at UMD were given the opportunity to develop a short play in a supportive environment. Each selected playwright works with a mentor—a professional dramatist living and working in the Baltimore-DC corridor. Mentors serve as guides through the process of rehearsing with a director and actors, filtering and implementing feedback, and revising.
The TDPS New Play Workshop is supported in part by the Dramatists Guild of America.
- Shuping Yang's play, "Martyr," will be directed by Jonelle Louise Walker. Shuping's mentor is LaRonika Thomas.
- Alex Beveridge's play, "Our Dead Dog," will be directed by Jonelle Louise Walker. Alex's mentor is Sam Mauceri.
- Kyle Patrick Travers's play, "The DMV," will be directed by Caitlin Marshall. Kyle's mentor is Ann Fraistat.
- Coleman Quimby's play, "Suckers," will be directed by Caitlin Marshall. Coleman’s mentor is Brett Abelman.
- James Nelson's play, "Dreenie," will be directed by Moyenda Kulemeka. James's mentor is Riley Bartlebaugh.
- April Monu's play, "This House We Built," will be directed by Moyenda Kulemeka. April's mentor is Natalie Piegari.