Communal Spaces 2017 – The Playwrights

We’re back! And this time, we’re in a whole new neighborhood. Join us September 16-17, 23-24, 30-October 1 in New York Restoration Project Gardens in Bushwick/Ocean Hill.

Here’s the roster:

427David M. deLeon is a writer, academic, actor and director. Plays include Clickbait, “The Massacre of the Suitors” in Odyssey Project (Red Leaf Theatre), Play, or, the Bacchants, and Gwen Wins!: A Tale of the Gwenpocalypse. He has worked with The Factory NYC on numerous projects, including their Play-A-Week and New Play Reading Series. Poetry and fiction has appeared in such places as RattleFence MagazineDiagramStrange Horizons, Bat City Review2River ViewAnderbo, and the anthology Only The Sea Keeps. Awards include the Mary M. Fay Poetry Award, an Academy of American Poets prize, a Pushcart nomination, and the McGlinchee Prize for a Play. He is currently in the doctoral program in English at Yale University, and divides his time between New York and New Haven. This is his second time working with Communal Spaces.

Lisa Dring headshotLisa Dring is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist. She is currently a writer on Kaidan: Walls Grow Thin, a site-specific, immersive play co-produced by East West Players and Rogue Artists Ensemble which will premiere in October. She has written and developed work with Circle X Theatre Co., Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Apprentice Company, One Year Lease and SCF at Son of Semele. Additionally, she has performed with Humana Festival, Asolo Repertory Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Rogue Artists Ensemble, Bread & Puppet, Bootleg and Theatre of NOTE. Lisa earned a BA from USC and is currently an MFA Candidate in Creative Writing at CalArts.

kremer - headshotKate Dakota Kremer’s plays include Eye Heart Remote (The Wild Project), Intimatics I-III (Brooklyn College, with iterations in Brooklyn, Minneapolis, and Queens), Porch Play (The Owl and Cat Theatre, StageFemmes, and the Last Frontier Theatre Conference), and Opera of the Telephone at Delphi (Three Cat Productions, New Ground Theatre, and Firehouse Theatre, which awarded her 2nd place in their 2015 New American Play Competition). Kate is the managing editor of the experimental play publishing company 53rd State Press, and is currently working on her MFA in Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney’s playwriting program at Brooklyn College.

Santillo headshot 2015Angela Santillo is a New York City based theater artist. Her plays have been workshopped and produced by foolsFURY Theater, FURY Factory, New York Madness, Dixon Place, Pan Asian Rep, Abingdon Theater, Communal Spaces, NY3, Chicago Fringe, among others. Recent credits include: Welcome to the Fall, Samuel French OOB Festival (top 12 finalist); Faulted, world premiere production (foolsFURY Theater). She was a finalist for the 2015-2016 Jerome Fellowship and her play 410 Days Later was published in an anthology from Smith and Kraus. MFA: Sarah Lawrence College, recipient of the Lipkin Playwriting Award.  Associate Artist with foolsFURY Theater.


DSC02890Korde Arrington Tuttle is a playwright, hailing from Charlotte, NC. His work has been developed and seen at the Obie Award-winning The Fire This Time Festival, The 24-Hour Plays: Nationals, the Obie Award-winning Harlem 9’s 48 Hours… in Harlem at The National Black Theatre, HomeBase Theatre Collective, The Movement Theater Company, The Each-Other Project, OnQ Productions, The New School’s 2015 AfroFuturism Conference, and The Tenth Magazine, in collaboration with the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Korde is a proud recipient of the Steinberg Playwriting Fellowship, and was selected as a  finalist for both the 2017 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Contest and City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest. In 2016, his play, clarity, won the 41st Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival, and will appear in Samuel French’s successive anthology. Korde is a Middle Voice Theatre Company member at Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater, and received his MFA in Playwriting at The New School. Check out his poetry on instagram, via @heykorde.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s