May 13-15, May 20-22, 2024

May 13th
"Gore is for Girls" by Leo Layla Díaz
May 14th
"couple goals" by Upasna Barath
May 15th
"We’d Rather Know If You 
Weren’t Coming Back" by Dave Osmundsen

May 20th
"The Rip" by Neil Levi
May 21st
"Talk to Me, Ocey Snead" by Amanda Sage Comerford
May 22nd
"Bizarro World" by Marcus Scott

About INKubator

Art House Productions is a performing and visual arts center established in 2001 and located in Jersey City, NJ. Art House is a home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas. We engage, inspire, entertain, and challenge audiences with ambitious performing and visual arts programs. We provide arts education programs that promote life-long learning to a diverse community and celebrate the essential power of the arts to illuminate our common humanity.

Art House's INKubator program is an eight-month generative playwriting process for a select group of playwrights-in-residence in Jersey City, culminating in the annual INKubator New Play Festival in May. Playwrights will meet as a group and in-person monthly from October 2023 to May 2024 alongside program director Alex Tobey to share new pages, receive feedback, and develop the first draft of a brand new play. At the end of the process in May, each writer will team up with a professional director and actors to present a public staged reading, part of the annual INKubator New Play Festival in May.

2023-2024 INKubator cohort: 
Upasna Barath, Amanda Sage Comerford, Leo Layla Díaz, Neil Levi, Dave Osmundsen, and Marcus Scott.

At its essence, INKubator supports playwrights and the plays they are creating at their earliest stage of development while also creating opportunities for long-term artistic relationships with Art House and the Art House community.


2022-2023 INKubator Writers 

Micharne Cloughley, Amir-Gabriel Gad, Adin Lenahan, Iraisa Ann Reilly, Edwin Rivera-Arias, Emmy Weissman

2021-2022 INKubator Writers 

Jake BraschNay HarrisJustice HehirChristian MendonçaRiley Elton McCarthyMelissa Toomey 

2020-2021 INKubator Writers

Andrea Coleman, Izzi D’Esposito, Madeline Dennis-Yates, Nathaniel Foster, Aja Nisenson, SMJ

2019-2020 INKubator Writers

Kev BerryC. Julian JiménezAlyssa Haddad, Christopher-Rashee Stevenson, Leila Teitelman, Colin Waitt 

2018-2019 INKubator Writers

Molly Bicks, Stephen KaplanEmily KitchensDan O’NeilLia Romeo, Michael Shayan, Catherine WeingartenRuth Zamoyta


Playwrights Welcome

Playwrights Welcome is a program developed for Dramatists Guild of America Members by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. The goal is simple: to provide free access to theater for playwrights, composers, and lyricists. We are invested in the success and artistic health of our industry’s writers, and by extension the vibrancy of the American theater. We’re also aware that attending theater is an integral part to how writers learn their craft and grow as artists.

We are proud to take part in Playwrights Welcome, which offers available tickets to professional playwrights on the day of a performance, free of charge. To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at Art House, please email between 24-48 hours in advance of the performance with the subject line "Playwrights Welcome Ticket Request". Playwrights Welcome tickets are only available for Art House Theater productions, eligible shows for the 2019-2020 season are A Christmas Carol and When We Went Electric. Subject to availability. 

Writers must present their Dramatists Guild membership card when requesting a ticket.