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6 Young Playwrights Every Actor Should Know

One of the most important and fulfilling aspects of the performer’s work is that of collaboration; though actors team up with a variety of artists and elements throughout the creative processes, the script itself is often the greatest collaborator of all. Here are six exciting young playwrights whose bold works have set the scene for 21st century actors, giving voice to our modern experience and shaping the next phase of the American theater. David AdjmiThis acclaimed young playwright has commanded audiences since his 2008 hit “The Evildoers.” His plays “Stunning” and “Marie Antoinette” had successful runs Off-Broadway and continue to be produced across the country, while “3C,” a tongue-in-cheek satire of “Three’s Company,” faced major controversy when the defunct sitcom’s lawyers claimed copyright infringement; after an outpouring of support from the artistic community, “3C” was later named one of the top ten plays of 2012. Reading list: “Stunning” (2009), “Elective Affinities

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