The award comes with a $5,000 cash grant and a year of developmental support for one or more projects. Among the projects Posner will focus on is Snore and Other Sorts of Breathing, billed as a "rock concert with scenes," that centers on "a group of twenty-somethings working at socially conscious non-profits whose actions eventually tarnish their do-gooder intentions."
"We had a tremendous applicant pool this year and Max distinguished himself through an excellent application which included two of his plays: The Famished and The Thing About Air Travel. Max is a remarkable young playwright, and we look forward to watching his progress during his fellowship year, and we will undoubtedly be following his career for years to come," P73 executive directors Liz Jones and Asher Richelli said in a joint statement.
Posner's plays also include The War On Safety and You Me + The Spiders. His plays have been staged and developed at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Colt Coeur, The Hangar Theatre, Curious Theatre Company, The Blank Theatre, Young Playwrights Inc, and Production Workshop. He is a 2011 graduate of Brown University.
Page 73 recently produced the New York premiere of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's Yale Drama Series Award-winning play Lidless. The organization previously developed and produced such works as Quiara Alegría Hudes' Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue; Jason Grote's 1001; Dan LeFranc's Sixty Miles to Silver Lake; Heidi Schreck's Creature; Samuel D. Hunter's Jack's Precious Moment; and Eliza Clark's Edgewise.