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Baker, Beaty, Shamieh tapped for residency

Annie Baker, Daniel Beaty and Betty Shamieh are among the eight scribes accepted this year into the seven-year residency program at Gotham-based playwright development org New Dramatists.

Baker (“Circle Mirror Transformation”), Beaty (“Emergence-See!”) and Shamieh (“The Black Eyed”) join with fellow first-year residents Peter Sinn Nachtrieb (“Boom”), Madeleine George, Sibyl Kempson, James McManus and Francine Volpe.

The unusual seven-year program at New Dramatists serves as a free-form, free-of-charge lab with access to legit developmental tools including readings, workshops and grants. About 50 resident scribes make up the residency program at any given time, with members beginning and ending their seven-year stints on a staggered schedule.

This year saw the end of residencies for a group of scribes including Anne Washburn, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Julia Jordan and Michael John Garces.

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