Biography

Todd London

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Todd London is in his thirteenth season as Artistic Director of New Dramatists, the nation’s oldest center for the support and development of playwrights, where he has worked closely with more than a hundred of America’s leading 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 eleven books. His magazine essays and articles on the theatre have been translated for publication in Russia, North and South Africa, Scandinavia, Serbia, and Romania. Todd won the prestigious George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for his essays in American Theatre and a Milestone Award in 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, and in 2005 he represented New Dramatists at the Obie Awards, where the organization was honored with the Ross Wetzsteon Award for excellence. Todd serves on the faculty of Yale School of Drama and as project director of Theatre Development Fund’s (TDF) Playwrights Project. He’s a past Literary Director of the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard, and Associate Artistic Director of CSC Rep off Broadway and New Playwrights Theatre in D.C. Todd sits on the boards of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), The John Golden Fund, and The Talking Band. He has two sons, Guthrie and Grisha, and lives in Brooklyn with playwright Karen Hartman.

 

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