The 2013 production of Zorro. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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For more information about the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, please contact Celise Kalke, Director of New Projects, at  The annual submission deadline is October 1.

Invited Schools:

  • Arizona State University
  • Boston University
  • Brooklyn College
  • Brown University
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • California State University Los Angeles
  • Carnegie-Mellon University
  • Catholic University
  • Columbia University
  • Florida State University
  • Fordham University
  • Goddard College
  • Hollins University
  • Hunter College
  • Indiana University
  • The Juilliard School
  • Northwestern University
  • NYU Tisch School of the Arts Dramatic Writing
  • NYU Tisch Asia
  • NYU Tisch School of the Arts Musical Theatre
  • Ohio University
  • Rutgers University
  • San Francisco State University
  • SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design)
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Spalding University
  • The New School
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of California
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Hawai'i at Manoa
  • University of Houston
  • University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Southern California
  • Western Michigan University
  • Yale School of Drama


To mark the end of the Alliance Stage as we know it, and to welcome the new era with the start of the big renovation, Pearl Cleage, our Mellon Playwright in Residence, wrote a piece to commemorate this special occasion.

As a spunky gal in touch with nature in the kingdom of Kashoogie, India S. Tyree portrays a unique Cinderella in the world-premiere production of Cinderella and Fella. In between performances, India took a few minutes to give us the inside scoop on her role in the musical.

A quick glance at Magic Negro director Anthony LeBlanc's resume reveals a robust string of achievements likely to be the envy of any comedian in the business. One particular credit to his name may cause others to take pause: a Computer Science and Physics B.S. degree.



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