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2017 Resident Playwright

Ted Malawer

For the 7th year in a row, Chance Theater will have a resident playwright whose work will be featured throughout the year in the On The Radar Series. Previous resident playwrights include Marshall Pailet (whose musical Triassic Parq at the Chance won the Ovation Award for Best Musical), Lauren Yee (whose play, King of the Yees will be produced at Kirk Douglas Theatre in 2018) and Nick Jones (who had two of his shows that were featured in our OTR Series receive major world premiere productions at Lincoln Center and Manhattan Theatre Club). Over the years, the resident playwrights have returned time and again to have their work featured in both the OTR Series (Lauren Yee’s recent Untitled Music Play) and the Main Season (Marshall Pailet’s Claudio Quest, which opened our 2017 Season).

We are very excited to introduce you to our 2017 resident playwright… Ted Malawer. A current Lila Acheson Wallace Playwrights Fellow at The Juilliard School, his plays include The Anatomy of Love, Daddy Issues, Times Square Psychic, The Watcher, and arrhythmia. Ted’s plays have been read or developed at MCC Theater (2016 PlayLabs), Atlantic Theater Company (2017 Amplified Reading Series, upcoming), Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Juilliard, HERE Arts Center/Untitled Theater Company #61, The New Colony, Edge Theatre Company, and more. Ted has published six novels, including the Mystic City series (Penguin Random House), which has been translated into over ten languages and optioned for television by CBS. He is a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and the recipient of fellowships from the Lecomte du Nouy Foundation, the NFAA/YoungARTS, and the Association for Jewish Theatre. Ted is a graduate of the Columbia University-Juilliard School Exchange Program, and received his Masters in Literature from Fordham University.

“We’re thrilled to have Ted Malawer join the Chance family,” said Literary Manager Jennifer Ruckman. “His plays are diverse and exciting, exactly the kind of bold theater we want to bring to our audiences.”

This year, Ted will have two of his shows featured in the OTR Series — a staged reading of a brand new play that he’s still writing, and a LAB Workshop of The Anatomy of Love, a play about two parents dealing with the gender fluidity of their child.

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