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Jason Loewith

Jason Loewith is a DC-based theatermaker and Executive Director of the National New Play Network (NNPN), the alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays. He leads the Network's 25 companies in strategizing and implementing collaborations in support of new work, including Playwright Residencies, multi-theater commissions, and the Continued Life of New Plays Fund, which has supported 28 "Rolling World Premieres" of new plays with over a half million dollars in grants since 2006.

As a playwright himself, Jason's Adding Machine: A Musical (written with composer Joshua Schmidt) won Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle and OBIE Awards for its six-month off-Broadway run in 2009, and has since been seen across the country and internationally. He produced the world premiere at Chicago's Next Theatre Company, where he served as Artistic Director from 2002-2008. Prior to his work in Chicago, Jason served for five years as General Manager of off-Broadway's Classic Stage Company, and worked in the literary departments of the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and the Public Theatre in New York. Since moving to Washington, DC in 2009, he's maintained a busy freelance schedule, directing new plays for DC's Studio Theatre, Baltimore's CENTERSTAGE, and Atlanta's Alliance Theatre; he's currently writing a musical with composer Chris Youstra based on the BIG NATE books for DC's Adventure Theatre.

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In Case You Missed the Revolution
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In Case You Missed the Revolution

20 February 2012

Jason Loewith discusses the opportunities at work that are making mid-size theaters the home for effective new play development.

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Interview with Jason Loewith
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Interview with Jason Loewith

8 July 2011

Dramaturg Margot Melcon interviews Jason Loewith about the new play development sector, and opportunities theatres can take advantage of.