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Alumni artists

The Bengsons | Ohio


Agnes Borinsky and Ezra Furman | Untitled Project for the New Jerusalem Tavern


Mathilde Dratwa | A Play about David Mamet Writing a Play about Harvey Weinstein


Jessica Fechtor | Book of Hours


Emily Feldman | Untitled romantic comedy for a new world


Vanessa Garcia | 1000 Miles


Dave Harris | Watch Me


Jessica Huang | The Kim Loo Sisters Musical


Julia Izumi | Akira Kurosawa Explains His Movies and Yogurt (With Live & Active Cultures!)


Victor Malana Maog | tot: The Untold, Yet Spectacular Story Of (a filipino) Hulk Hogan


Itamar Moses | The Ally


Sam Pinkleton and nicHi douglas with Pig Iron Theatre Company | House of Victory


Mason Rosenthal | Toys Are Us (working title)


Asha Sundararaman | India/Indiana


Caldwell Tidicue | Harriet Tubman: Live In Concert


Sanaz Toossi | Your Broken Racket


Tom Toro | Yes, The Planet Got Destroyed


Ikechukwu Ufomadu | Ike’s Wonderful World of Leisure

Avi Amon and Julia Gytri | Salonika


Christina Anderson | the ripple, the wave that carried me home


Andy Bayiates, Bilal Dardai, Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, Sharon Greene, Chloë Johnston, and Khanisha Foster | 45 Plays for America’s First Ladies


Eliza Bent | Indeed, Friend!


Andy Bragen | Summit


Marisa Carr | Punk Rock Mixtape Play


Carla Ching | Revenge Porn


Alexandra Collier, Heather Christian, and Mia Rovegno | Together


Erin Courtney | Ann, Fran, and Mary Ann


Shelley Doty | We 3


Ryan J. Haddad | Good Time Charlie


Naomi Iizuka and Paul Hodge | Okuni


Candrice Jones | Flex


Min Kahng | Calafia: A Reimagining


Kimber Lee | Untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon project


Leonard Madrid | Las Arañas


Baruch Porras-Hernandez | Love in the Time of Piñatas


Sarah Ruhl | Lock her up! (Becky Nurse)


Tina Satter | Untitled Reality Winner project: verbatim transcription


Zarina Shea | Just up the Road, Slightly


Joe Waechter | Breakaway


Arisa White | Post Pardon: The Opera

Christina Anderson | Untitled


Glen Berger | The New Frontier


Eugenie Chan | The Chan Family Picnic, A Nouvelle Vaudeville


Dustin Chinn | Colonialism is Terrible, But Pho is Delicious


Sarah DeLappe | Richard in 9 Poses


Donnetta Lavinia Grays | Laid to Rest. A Full Length Multi-Media Play.


Daniel Handler | Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit


Martyna Majok | Untitled


Tony Meneses | Between Here and the City of Mexico


James Harrison Monaco and Jerome Ellis | Museum


Sylvan Oswald | TRAINERS, or The Brutal Unpleasant Atmosphere of This Most Disagreeable Season


Lisa Peterson and Todd Almond | The Idea of Order


Max Posner | Giddiness


Kemp Powers | The Two Reds


Kate E. Ryan | Untitled


Diana Lynn Small | House Play


Jonathan Spector | This Much I Know


Mfoniso Udofia | Adia and Clora Snatch Joy

Lileana Blain-Cruz and Susan Soon He Stanton | Intimacy


Mia Chung | Bloken Engrish


Megan Cohen | Truest


Eisa Davis | Flowers Are Sleeping


Erin Edens | The Meaning of Ants in My Kitchen


Dipika Guha | The Art of Gaman


Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble | Iron Shoes


Josh Kornbluth | The Bottomless Bowl


Aaron Landsman | Squares


Josh Lefkowitz | Poetry Project


James Magruder | Keep Your Forks


Lisa Peterson and Todd Almond | The Idea of Order


Tori Sampson | Cottoned Like Candy


Jen Silverman | My Father the Speeding Bullet: Nincest


Amy Staats | Eddie and Dave: A Fictionalized Tale of Van Halen


UNIVERSES | August Wilson Poetry Project


Joe Waechter | Untitled hockey project


Lauren Yee | Untitled Cambodia pop play

César Alvarez and Lucas Hnath | Castro


Christopher Chen and Mei Ann Teo | Passage


Julia Cho | Aubergine


Jackie Sibblies Drury | Untitled


Anne Galjour | The Alligator Ball (working title)


Rinne Groff | Fire in Dreamland


Eric Hoff, Will Davis, and SK Kerastas | Color Guard (working title)


Jamie Hook | Rules to Follow in Cloud Engineering


Naomi Iizuka and Ripe Time | Sleep


Hansol Jung | Wolf Play


Sean Christopher Lewis and Jennifer Fawcett | Ghost Story


Anaïs Mitchell | Hadestown


Peter Sinn Nachtrieb and Danny Scheie | A House Tour of the Infamous Porter Family Mansion with Tour Guide Weston Ludlow Londonderry


Annie Smart | The Summer Play

Kara Lee Corthron | Welcome to Fear City


PearlDamour | Milton


Sarah Gubbins | AB1266


Joan Holden, Bruce Barthol, Daniel Savio, and Marge Betley | FSM


Aditi Brennan Kapil, Manu Narayan, and Radovan Jovićević | Untitled Balkan/South Asian musical


The Kilbanes | Eddie the Marvelous, Who Will Save the World


John Leguizamo | Untitled


Dave Malloy | Ghost Quartet


David Myers | The Culture Industry or How Yogurt Conquered America


Dominic Orlando and Brian Carpenter | The Barbary Coast


Jiehae Park and Tristan Jeffers | Here We Are Here


Abigail Rezneck and Barbara Babcock | The Lady Lawyer


KJ Sanchez and Jenny Mercein | X’S and O’S (A Football Love Story)


Anna Deavere Smith | The Pipeline Project


Stein | Holum Projects | Movers + Shakers


Hadi Tabbal | Untitled Oum Kalthoum–Abu Ghraib project

Lucy Alibar | Carl the Raping Goat Saves Christmas


Janet Allard and Nikos Tsakalakos | Alexander Supertramp


César Alvarez | The Universe is a Small Hat


Jeff Augustin | Krik? Krak! or The Last Tiger in Haiti


Sarah Burgess | Camdenside


The Debate Society | Untitled ski play


Jackie Sibblies Drury | The Theory of Rational Choice


Larissa FastHorse | What Would Crazy Horse Do?


Idris Goodwin and Adam Mansbach | Rage is Back


Lauren Gunderson | The Heath


David Hanbury and Andrew Rasmussen | Mrs. Smith & Carlyle: To Mars and Back Again


Victor Lesniewski | Kardal


Mona Mansour and Tala Manassah | The Wife


A. Rey Pamatmat | Untitled project about the abuse of power and magical narratives


Nicholas C. Pappas | Fatty: There’s No Place for the Fattest Man to Hide


Lisa Peterson | The Idea of Order

20 writers | The Food Project


Christina Anderson | Adam Bock | Julia Cho | David Edgar | Amy Freed | Jessica Goldberg | Rinne Groff | Lauren Gunderson | Danny Hoch | Naomi Iizuka | Kwame Kwei-Armah | Ellen McLaughlin | Richard Montoya | Itamar Moses | Janine Nabers | Peter Sinn Nachtrieb | Lynn Nottage | Keith Reddin | Erika Chong Shuch | Octavio Solis


Marcus Gardley | The House that will not Stand


Madeleine George | The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence


Kathryn Keats | The Hummingbird


Carson Kreitzer and Erin Kamler | Runway 69


Dan LeFranc | Troublemaker, or The Freakin Kick-A Adventures of Bradley Boatright


Michael Mitnick | Little Boy Blue


Dominic Orlando | The Barbary Coast


Greg Pierotti | Apology


Amelia Roper | She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange


The Erika Chong Shuch Performance Project | After All


Heidi Stillman | The North China Lover


Meiyin Wang | motherland / foreign relations (we all here why you never call?)

Special thanks

The Ground Floor is supported by Louise Gund and Frances Hellman & Warren Breslau, with additional funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tournesol Project, and Bank of America.


What artists say about the Summer Residency Lab

I did not know how much I needed those two weeks to focus on my project, but I really did. I made great breakthroughs and got closer to the core of what I was investigating. The steps I made forward felt monumental. So thank you for the TIME and SPACE!!! AND! Thank you for being so flexible and for giving me the opportunity to perform last minute! I am usually met with panic and doubt when I make such requests but you were so chill! It took a load of pressure off to be making work in a situation where the end really could be whatever the piece needed for the moment, which also made more space for creativity to flow.

Julia Izumi, Summer Lab 2019

Ground Floor has given me so much more than I could have imagined. I have been exhilarated and energized for the past two weeks because you created such a warm and liberating space for art to happen.

Candrice Jones, Summer Lab 2018

The reason artists find their story here is because you allow for that. You can have resources and not know what the story is yet. The resource is part of finding what the story is. In my experience, that’s how we (as playwrights) want to do it. But we don’t get allowed to do that very often.

César Alvarez, Summer Lab 2013 & 2015

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