A season-long engagement, the Aetna New Voices Fellowship provides an artistic home for important playwrights to develop work and become involved in the ongoing life of Greater Hartford. The residency includes working with Hartford Stage's education department, advancing community development, and the commissioning of a new play, as well as a series of readings and workshops throughout the year.
The 2012-13 Aetna New Voices Fellow Matthew Lopez's Somewhere is making its East Coast premiere at Hartford Stage this spring. Breath and Imagination by 2007-08 Fellow Daniel Beaty premieredlast season. Quiara Alegria Hudes, the 2008-09 Aetna New Voices Fellow, won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Water by the Spoonful, also produced at Hartford Stage. Poet and playwright Marcus Gardley, whose play The House That Will Not Stand runs this spring at Yale Rep, served as the 2011-12 Fellow. Fetch Clay, Make Man, by2010-11 Fellow Will Power, will run through October at the New York Theatre Workshop.
A native of Houston, TX, Nabers is a 2013 graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellowship at Juilliard. Her play Annie Bosh is Missing premiered in August 2013 at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company. A 2012-2013 New York Theatre Workshop Playwriting Fellow, she is also a member of the MCC Playwrights Coalition and the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group at Primary Stages. She was Page 73's 2011 Playwriting Fellow and is an alumna of the Ars Nova Playgroup, the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, the Dramatists Guild Playwriting Fellowship, the MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and the 2010 and 2011 Sundance Theatre Labs.
She is working on commissions from Playwrights Horizons and Berkeley Rep.