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NEW WORLDS FESTIVAL

August 9-10TH, 2024
SI Playhouse AT EMPIRE OUTLETS

* denotes founding member of WPC

JURY PICK:

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​Teresa Wrobleski (2022, 2023) was born and raised on Staten Island. Writing has always been her passion, whether it be in scripts or in prose. She is a recent graduate of Brooklyn College with a degree in Film Screenwriting and a minor in Theatre Arts, where she honed her craft and expanded her artistic vision. She hopes to contribute to the Staten Island theater scene and give back all of the good will she has gotten over the years.

AUDIENCE PICK:

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Helene Montagna (2019-2021) has been a member of the Women’s Playwright Collective since 2019. She also serves as the Playwright in Residence at Sea View Playwright's Theatre in Staten Island. Her work has been produced in various venues throughout New York City. Helene has been a recipient of grants from Staten Island Arts for her plays "Don't Hang Up" and an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart". In 2014, Helene was a Romulus Linney Playwriting Scholar at the Sewanee Writers' Conference. She has studied playwriting at Primary Stages and Labyrinth Theater Company (Master Class) in New York City, and with playwright/poet Dan O'Brien (New York City and Sewanee).

MENTOR:

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D.L. Siegel is a born and raised New Yorker, currently residing in Brooklyn. She received her BA in English and Theater from Princeton University and her MFA in Playwriting from The New School for Drama (NSD). Her plays have been produced from coast to coast by HERE Arts Center, Silver Spring Stage, Wyoming Theater Festival, Millibo Art Theatre, Independent Actors Theatre, The Gallery Players, Modern-Day Griot Theatre, Princeton University, The New School for Drama, and the New York International Fringe Festival among others. Playwright Residency, The Amoralists' Wright Club 2015-2016. When not writing, D.L. splits her time between working for a healthcare tech company in New York and playing with her beloved corgi, Sancho Panza.

www.dlsiegel.com

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