Historic Robert Shackleton Playhouse
Historic Robert Shackleton Playhouse
Cape May
Cape May

A place to be inspired

Christopher Durang - 2016
Christopher Durang - 2016
David Auburn with the 2015 group
David Auburn with the 2015 group
Stephen Adly Guirgis - 2013
Stephen Adly Guirgis - 2013

Pulitzer winner for BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY and playwright of THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, THE MOTHERF***ER WITH THE HAT, and OUR LADY OF 121st STREET among others.

Terrence McNally - 2014
Terrence McNally - 2014

Winner of four Tony Awards and playwright of MASTER CLASS, LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!, and RAGTIME and many others.

David Auburn & Halley Feiffer - 2015
David Auburn & Halley Feiffer - 2015

Pulitzer winner David Auburn (PROOF) and Halley Feiffer (I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD) mentor our writers

David Ives - 2015
David Ives - 2015

Author of VENUS IN FUR the #1 most produced play in America in 2013-2014

Christopher Durang - 2016
Christopher Durang - 2016
Amy Herzog - 2014
Amy Herzog - 2014

Pulitzer finalist for 4000 MILES

Steven Dietz - 2016
Steven Dietz - 2016
Nicky Silver - 2015
Nicky Silver - 2015

The Broadway playwright of THE LYONS with Roy Steinberg and Shawn Fisher

Ken Ludwig - 2014
Ken Ludwig - 2014

Playwright of LEND ME A TENOR, MOON OVER BUFFALO, CRAZY FOR YOU and many more.

Israel Horovitz - 2014
Israel Horovitz - 2014

A Pulitzer nominee for NORTH SHORE FISH and the playwright for THE INDIAN WANTS THE BRONX and LINE, New York City's longest-running play (40 years)

John Pielmeier - 2013
John Pielmeier - 2013

The author of AGNES OF GOD with Shawn Fisher and Roy Steinberg

William Mastrosimone - 2013 & 2015
William Mastrosimone - 2013 & 2015

William is the Playwright of THE WOOLGATHERER and EXTREMITIES and many others. He chats with Director/Actor Marlena Lustik.

Steven Dietz - 2016
Steven Dietz - 2016
Lee Blessing - 2013
Lee Blessing - 2013

Pulitzer nominee for A WALK IN THE WOODS poses with our writers from 2013.

Nicky Silver - 2015
Nicky Silver - 2015

Discussing the work with founders Roy Steinberg and Shawn Fisher along with actor Chris Dolman

Stephen Adly Guirgis
Stephen Adly Guirgis
Shari, Lisa and Amy in 2015
Shari, Lisa and Amy in 2015
Lynn Cohen
Lynn Cohen

Roy and Shawn are joined by actor Barry Phillips and HUNGER GAMES actor Lynn Cohen during the 2013 Symposium.

Our Playwrights from 2014
Our Playwrights from 2014

Posing with Ken Ludwig

A Panel of Playwrights
A Panel of Playwrights
David Ives
David Ives

Discussing his process and thoughts on subtext.

John Pielmeier
John Pielmeier

The playwright of AGNES OF GOD and VOICES IN THE DARK

Catherine Sheila and Robbi
Catherine Sheila and Robbi
Writers taking notes
Writers taking notes
Shawn, David Ives, and Roy in 2015
Shawn, David Ives, and Roy in 2015
Ted Gettinger discusses his work
Ted Gettinger discusses his work
Halley Feiffer and David Auburn
Halley Feiffer and David Auburn

Interviewing each other about their work and process.

David Ives
David Ives
Nicky Silver and Roy Steinberg
Nicky Silver and Roy Steinberg
Nicky Silver
Nicky Silver

Making the writers and actors laugh.

Bill Mastrosimone in 2015
Bill Mastrosimone in 2015
Reading a Scene
Reading a Scene
Lunch with Nicky Silver
Lunch with Nicky Silver
Writers
Writers
Michael and Spencer
Michael and Spencer
Our writers in 2015
Our writers in 2015
Acting a scene from our playwrights
Acting a scene from our playwrights
Brooks and Ben
Brooks and Ben
William Mastrosimone
William Mastrosimone
David, Roy, Shawn, & Halley
David, Roy, Shawn, & Halley
Nicky Silver in 2015
Nicky Silver in 2015

On the set of Red Hot Patriot written by National Playwrights Symposium alumnus Margaret Engel and her sister Allison Engel. Set designed by Spencer Potter.

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Catherine and Cyrus
Catherine and Cyrus
Roy, Amy and Shawn
Roy, Amy and Shawn

Amy Herzog earned a Pulitzer Nomination for her play 4000 MILES.

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