EST/LA’s New West Playwrights is dedicated to fostering and developing the work of Los Angeles area playwrights under 30 years of age through weekly meetings, readings, and workshop productions.

Call for Applicants!
New West is currently accepting applicant submissions through November 10th 2019.
Click here for more information!

Co-Program Directors

Kevin Comartin

Christine Hamilton-Schmidt



Troy Loftin (Associate Program Director)

Rosie Narasaki

Ashley Rose Wellman

Makeda Declet

Gabriel Neustadt

Gabriela Ortega

Sophia Lewis

Dionna Daniel

Jacob Fielder

Anna Fox

Henry Alexander Kelly

Mary Kamitaki

Hannah Langley


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818 - 839 - 1197



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California Community Foundation

Department of Cultural Affairs/
City of Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Arts Commission

Hollywood Foreign Press Association

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