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Jocelyn Bioh, Heidi Schreck, Qui Nguyen Receive Atlantic Theater Company Commissions

Atlantic has announced the dramatists who will pen brand-new plays for the organization.

Jocelyn Bioh is the recipient of a commission for a new play from Atlantic Theater Company.
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Atlantic Theater Company has announced the commissions of six new plays by Jocelyn Bioh, Jennifer Haley, Paola Lázaro, Qui Nguyen, Heidi Schreck, and Simon Stephens and Mark Eitzel.

Bioh and Lázaro are the recipients of Atlantic's Launch Commission for early career playwrights. They join David Mitchell Robinson who was announced earlier this season. Haley will collaborate with director Jeremy Herrin (Noises Off) for a cocommission with the London-based Headlong Theatre.

Schreck will travel to the Kenyon Playwrights Conference in June to work on her play for two weeks with director Ken Rus Schmoll and teach a master class. She is commissioned through Atlantic's association with the Kenyon Institute at Kenyon College.

Stephens and musician Mark Eitzel will collaborate to create a play with music for Atlantic's Ensemble. Nguyen will write a new play for Atlantic specifically.

Atlantic's new play development activities are made possible by leadership support from the Time Warner Foundation with additional support from the Axe-Houghton Foundation, the Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation, the John Golden Fund, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.