Eliza Clark Is P73's Playwriting Fellow for 2010

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Page 73, the non-profit theatre company that develops and produces exclusively the work of early-career playwrights who have yet to receive substantial production opportunities in New York City, announced that Eliza Clark is the 2010 P73 Playwriting Fellow.

She was selected from 250 applications from across the country.

As part of her fellowship year, Clark will receive a $5,000 cash grant and will work on Dead Children, a new play "about a town without children and one family trying to pull together to bring back the dead."

Launched in 2003 and awarded each year to an early-career playwright who has not received wide public recognition or production opportunities in New York City, the P73 Playwriting Fellowship provides year-long development support to one early-career playwright annually. In addition, the recipient of the P73 Playwriting Fellowship receives a cash prize of $5,000. Past recipients of the P73 Playwriting Fellowship are Kirsten Greenidge, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Jason Grote, Krista Knight, Tommy Smith and Heidi Schreck. Quiara Alegría Hudes' Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue, which was developed as part of the P73 Playwriting Fellowship in 2005 and produced by Page 73 in 2006, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for drama in 2007. Jason Grote's 1001 was developed in part with the support of the P73 Playwriting Fellowship and produced in 2006 by Page 73 under the direction of Ethan McSweeny.

Clark's plays include Edgewise, Recall and Puppy. Her work has been developed at Manhattan Theatre Club, the Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre, Page 73, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Provincetown Playhouse, The New York International Fringe Festival and Yale University. She received a commission from the Yale O'Neill Studio in 2006. Clark is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre's emerging writers group, Youngblood, where her short plays can often be seen in the Youngblood monthly brunch series. She was a member of the P73's 2008-2009 Interstate 73 writers group. She co-created, wrote and performed in the Internet sitcom, "Inconvenient Molly." She graduated from Yale University in 2007 and is currently living in Los Angeles and writing for a new AMC show, "Rubicon."

For more information, visit www.p73.org.

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