Meet the Playwrights 2021

May 20: Meet The Playwrights

Update: May 25, 2021. Watch the recorded program:

“Meet the Playwrights,” a lively and candid discussion with the award-winning authors of The Suburbs, will take place on Thursday, May 20 at 7pm. In this Zoom interview, led by CT Office of the Arts Program Associate Kolton Harris, playwrights Tony Meneses, Phanésia Pharel, Catherine Yu, and director Kholoud Sawaf will talk about the three new plays that make up this unusual roving production. Co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and Ridgefield Magazine, this is a unique opportunity to hear from four of the most exciting dramatists in the American Theatre as they discuss their work, their process, and the identity of the suburbs, past, present, and future.

About The Playwrights

Tony Meneses

Tony Meneses

Tony was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and raised in Albuquerque and Dallas. His plays include Guadalupe in the Guest Room, The Women of Padilla, twenty50, and The Hombres. He’s an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Ars Nova Play Group, the Sundance Institute Playwrights Retreat at Ucross, Playwrights Realm… Read more

Phanésia Pharel

Phanésia Pharel is a Haitian-American playwright from a Dragon Fruit farm in Miami. Daughter of an immigrant teacher and farmer, she writes to honor people.
Full lengths; THE WATERFALL (Workshop, Old Globe Theatre/Thrown Stone, EST Bloodworks reading, Kennedy Center Lorraine Hansberry award), R&B (Bay Area Playwrights Festival Finalist/Honorable Mention, Playwrights Realm Finalist), LUCKY (New York Stage and… Read more

Catherine Yu

Catherine Yu

Catherine is a writer of plays and librettos. Her plays include Le Jeté (2019 BAPF Semifinalist), The Day is Long to End (University of Florida production), The Things You Tell Yourself  (2019 Yellow Earth shortlist) and The Sun Experiment (NYCFringe Festival Excellence in Playwriting; Time Out NY’s Top Ten Nightlife and Music Events). She has been… Read more

About The Director

Kholoud Sawaf

About Your Host

Kolton Harris

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