Each year the theatre pairs a young playwright with a celebrated professional for a season of script work, rewrites, casting, rehearsals and a full production at Cherry Lane.
The three established playwrights were mentored at the Cherry Lane earlier on in their careers. Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) was mentored in 2005 by Theresa Rebeck, while Hall (The Mountaintop) was mentored by Lynn Nottage in 2006, and Callaghan (Lascivious Something) was mentored by Michael Weller in 2006.
In 2016, Joseph will mentor Christopher Gabriel Nunez, whose play The Surgeon and Her Daughters will run Feb. 24-March 5, 2016. Callaghan will mentor Sarah Einspanier, whose play The Convent of Pleasure run March 23-April 2. Hall will mentor Antoinette Nwandu and her play Pass Over, performed April 13-23. All productions are staged at Cherry Lane Theatre's Studio Theatre at 38 Commerce St.