Todd London

In 2009, Todd became the first recipient of Theatre Communications Group’s (TCG) Visionary Leadership Award, for “an individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to advance the theatre field as a whole, nationally and/or internationally.” Todd is beginning his fifteenth season as artistic director of New Dramatists, the nation’s leading center for the support and development of playwrights, where he has worked closely with more than a hundred of America’s finest playwrights and advocated nationally and internationally for hundreds more. A former Managing Editor of American Theatre magazine and the author of The Artistic Home, published by the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), he has written, edited, and/or contributed to a dozen books. This year saw the completion and publication of Theatre Development Fund’s (TDF) Outrageous Fortune: The Life and Times of the New American Play, a five-year study of new play production in America, for which Todd has served as project director and senior writer. Todd won the prestigious George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for his essays in American Theatre and a Milestone Award for his first novel, The World’s Room, published by Steerforth Press. In 2001 he accepted a special Tony Honor on behalf of New Dramatists. Todd currently serves on the faculty of Yale School of Drama. He has two sons, Guthrie and Grisha, and lives in Brooklyn with playwright Karen Hartman.

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