The Page One Playwrights

Every year, one or more playwrights are chosen for the Page One Residency, which, over the course of that year, provides playwrights with services including $10,000, health insurance, internal readings, travel and professional development funds, theater tickets, and a desk in the Playwrights Realm offices, and of course, an Off-Broadway production. The approach is holistic and designed to offer playwrights time, space and resources to take a meaningful step forward in their career. For the 2019-2020 season, our Page One Playwrights are:


Anna Moench is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her plays include Man of God (East West Players 2019, InterAct 2020), Birds of North America (BETC 2017, ThrownStone 2019), and Sin Eaters. She has received fellowships from the New York Foundation of the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and the Van Lier Foundation, and her awards include the Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award from the Kennedy Center, Boulder Ensemble Theater Company’s 2017 Generations Award, and East West Players’ 2042: See Change Award. She is an alum of UCSD’s Playwriting MFA program, the Emerging Writers Group at The Public, Youngblood at EST, and the Jam at New Georges. Anna is currently adapting a book to the screen for Universal and Michael DeLuca Productions.

Anna's Mothers was presented in Fall 2019. For more information, click here.


Noah Diaz is an MFA candidate in Playwriting at the Yale School of Drama. His work has been produced and/or developed at Baltimore Center Stage, The Playwrights Realm, The Sol Project, Two River Theater, the Kennedy Center, Yale School of Drama, Yale Cabaret, Howlround Latinx Theater Commons, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, The Shelterbelt Theatre, 5th Wall Productions, Campfire Theatre Festival, and the Rose Theater, among others. Awards/Fellowships include: three Kennedy Center Playwriting Awards, the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center NPC Finalist, 50PP Best Unproduced Latin@ Plays, Blue Ink Playwriting Award Finalist, and the Woodward/Newman Playwriting Award Finalist. He is currently under commission from the La Jolla Playhouse and the Great Plains Theatre Conference.

Noah's Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally will be presented in Spring 2020. For more information, click here.