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LDP Core Playwrights

Core members have committed to regular attendance and robust participation in our writers circle gatherings. They not only share and develop their own work consistently with LDP, but they also provide constructive feedback for all member playwrights, assist with shaping the vision for LDP, and help with carrying out the day-to-day operations of the group.

Kerri Kochanski

LDP member for 2 years

Kerri Kochanski is an author and playwright. Her work has been performed throughout the United States and Canada, and off-off Broadway. Plays include:  COLLEGEBURG, USA: THE TRUE STORY OF A TOWN IN CRISIS IN THE ADVENT OF A RACIST REGIME, OR PRIVILEGED, OR SUPREME (WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THIS CONVERSATION), CREEP, THE FOOD MONOLOGUES, COMMUNICATING THROUGH THE SUNSET, SPITTING DAISIES, and numerous short plays and monologues.

Excerpts from her dramatic work have been performed in various thespian festivals across the United States, and have been published in anthologies by Smith & Kraus, Meriwether, Dramatic Publishing, ICWP, Cengage Learning, and Applause Books. She is the author of the book, QUIRKY AND DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES, and the pop culture/humor book, 1,001 PEOPLE THAT SUCK.

She is a resident playwright with Emerging Artists Theatre (NYC), The Witherspoon Circle (Princeton, NJ) and Lancaster Dramatists’ Platform (Lancaster, PA). Her work has received support from the NJ Council for the Humanities and The Puffin Foundation. She received a MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University. She lives in Greater Philadelphia.

Paul C. Mohr

LDP member for 4 years

After watching a small play in NYC with a friend almost 25 years ago, Paul Mohr made the mistake of saying, “I can write better than that.”  His friend taunted him to prove it, which led to his first play, Inbetween.  While the piece had some charms, Paul quickly learned that a table read should not take 4 hours unless it’s Angels in America

His second play, a more reasonable piece titled
The Furies, had a brief but well-received run Off-Off-Broadway.  After receiving an unexpected invite to take part in Creative Work’s 24-Hour Plays a few years ago, Paul was re-inspired to jump back into the craft. 

He is an eager participant in the Lancaster Dramatists’ Platform and thanks them for helping guide his recent works: 
Here Too Long and The Dual Nature of Light.

David Nice

LDP founding member

David Nice’s plays have been produced by Creative Works of Lancaster, Reading Theater Project, Gamut Theatre Group, Winters Theatre Company (CA) and Playwright’s Round Table (PRT) in Orlando, Florida. 

Staged readings of David’s works have been presented by York College, Maryland Ensemble Theater (METLab), Fulton Theatre, Theater of the Seventh Sister, Reading Theater Project/Albright College, Lancaster Dramatists’ Platform, and Creative Works of Lancaster. David has participated in many workshops sponsored by PlayPenn in Philadelphia. 

He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and Saint Joseph’s University. David is a founding member of the Lancaster Dramatists’ Platform. 

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Tyler Joseph Rossi

LDP member for 4 years

Tyler Joseph Rossi is a recent graduate from Elizabethtown College’s Theatre Performance program. He is a member of the National New Play Network. Playwriting awards/honors include END OF THE LINE: A BONNIE AND CLYDE PLAY (Andrew W. Mellon Grant, SCARP Grant from Elizabethtown College), VERBOTEN (Kennedy Center Undergraduate Playwrights Workshop Semi-Finalist, 2019), and The Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive (Invitee 2019, 2020). He is the co-founder and Artistic Director of The Orpheus Theatre Company with his wife, Katherine. 

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Rachel Luann Strayer

LDP member for 2 years

Rachel Luann Strayer is a published and internationally produced playwright with an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. Full-length plays include Drowning Ophelia, The Poe Asylum, Songbird (Premiere Stages Finalist), The Last Daughter (Jane Chambers Award for Feminist Playwriting Finalist), and A Decameron for the Apocalypse. Rachel’s short plays have found audiences across the country, including over a dozen virtual productions during the Covid-19 pandemic. She is currently the lead writer for Stage Fright, a horror theatre group in New York City, working on their debut production for the spring of 2022.

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Current LDP Member Playwrights:

The following writers are active with the Platform, attending our writers circle meetings as often as their schedules allow, sharing pages, and participating in discussions and feedback sessions.

  • Joshua Cohen
  • Caleb Corkery
  • Joseph Eck (NPX)
  • Emily Hannon
  • Katarzyna Jakubiak
  • Rich Kennedy
  • John Reshetar (NPX)
  • Adam Richter (NPX)
  • Nicole Weerbrouck
  • Chet Williamson