Irena’s Vow a new play by Dan Gordon, was developed through script work and readings at The Directors Company. Directed by Artistic/Producing Director Michael Parva, it debuted Off-Broadway at the Baruch Performing Arts Center. After an extended successful Off-Broadway run, the play transferred to Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre, receiving a nomination by the Outer Critics Circle for Outstanding New Broadway Play. Prior to transferring to Broadway, The Directors Company was invited to present a staged reading of the play at the United Nations for the diplomatic community.
Bat Boy: The Musical with music by Larson Award-winner Laurence O’Keefe, played Off-Broadway in 2001, winning Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics’ Circle Awards for Best New Musical. Prepared for its commercial life in TDC’s Development series, it continues to attract zealous fan across the world. Director Scott Schwartz went on to direct the much-acclaimed Golda’s Balcony on Broadway.
The Milliner by Suzanne Glass, best-selling novelist of “The Interpreter” and directed by Mark Clements, began in our Development Series and was presented by TDC Off-Broadway; It was nominated for a Lortel Award for Outstanding Costume Design.
The Passion of Frida Kahlo developed and produced by TDC in a limited, nonprofit run, featuring Tony Award-winning actress Priscilla Lopez, directed by Michael John Garcés (now the Artistic Director of Los Angeles’ Corner Stone Theatre Company), transferred to a commercial, Off-Broadway run at the Arclight Theatre in 1999.
Kilt by emerging Canadian playwright Jonathan Wilson, directed by Jack Hofsiss, led by award-winning actress, Tovah Feldshu; actress Kathleen Doyle was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play. It was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for “accurate and inclusive representation” of issues facing the gay community
AVOW developed and produced for a limited, nonprofit run, which transferred to a commercial Off-Broadway run at the Century Theatre in the summer of 2000, is a new play by award-winning playwright Bill C. Davis, author of Mass Appeal. It has since been produced around the country and was revived in New York City in 2007.
Good Will a new play by Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, adapted from a novella by Pulitzer-Prize winner Jane Smiley, directed by Tony Phelan and starring Dana Reeve. After the successful run, it was optioned for a motion picture.Bad Girls (“touching” – The New York Times), a bittersweet story of teenage sisters whose jealousy of their mother has tragic consequences, was adapted by award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates from her own short story, and directed by Susana Tubert (Four Guys Named José, The Capeman).
The Ballad of Little Jo which premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, recently played to great acclaim in London, and won a Richard Rodgers Award and a Kleban Award for Sarah Schlesinger (Chair, NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Program).
Drifting Elegant by Stephen Belber, which was done through TDC’s Development Series, won us the first ever Development Grant given by The Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays.
Once Upon a Time in New Jersey a Richard Rodgers Award-winning musical by Susan DiLallo and Stephen Weiner, won DiLallo the 2003 Kleban Lyricist Award and has had subsequent productions around the country.
3hree (short musicals), originally produced and developed at TDC, written by Laurence O’Keefe, Julia Jordan (a member of New Dramatists) and others, premiered in 2000 at The Prince Music Theatre in Philadelphia, and played at L.A. Ahmanson Theatre in 2001.