2018/19 Guest Curator Program

2018/19 Guest Curator Program

2017/18 Guest Curator Program

2017/18 Guest Curator Program


Guest Curator Program

Each season Playwrights Horizons collaborates with a Guest Curator, a member of the larger New York arts community who works with our staff to expand the range of creative work in our building and on our stages. During the 2018/19 Season, we have been pleased to welcome award-winning dancer and choreographer Emily Johnson, an Alaskan native of Yup'ik descent, to curate programming to complement our premiere of Larissa FastHorse’s The Thanksgiving Play. Emily curated an exhibition of artwork in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater lobby and programmed the Indigenous Voices series in November, featuring public readings of four new plays.

These included:

How I Ended Up on Craigslist

Written by Stephanie V. Shay Mitchell 
Directed by Brett Hecksher

Stand-off at Hwy #37

Written by Vickie Ramirez 
Directed by Ryan Victor Pierce

Where We Belong

Written by Madeline Sayet 
Directed by Mei Ann Teo

An excerpt from

Return to Blueprint

Written by Tokala Two Elk as told to Dawn Jones
Directed by JJ Lind

Previous Curators

A. Rey PamatmatA. Rey Pamatmat

Playwrights Horizons welcomed A. Rey Pamatmat as the inaugural Guest Curator for the 2017/18 Season. In June of 2018 Rey programmed a public reading series of eight new plays.

These included:

How to Raise a Freeman

Written by Zakiyyah Alexander
Directed by Awoye Timpo


Written by Lucas Baisch
Directed by Hutch Pimentel

how to make an american son

Written by christopher oscar peña


Written by Rehana Lew Mirza
Directed by Margot Bordelon

Rebels Till Death

Written by Gina Femia
Directed by Saheem Ali


Written by Hansol Jung
Directed by Dustin Wills

Power Strip

Written by Sylvia Khoury
Directed by Noa Egozi

Blood Special

Written by Alex Lubischer
Directed by Zi Alikhan

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