EXCLUSIVE: With a roster that includes work on behalf of Argentine-Chilean writer and activist Ariel Dorfman, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Charles Fuller and the songwriting team of Sam Carner and Derek Gregor, Ben Izzo has been promoted to agent at Abrams Artists Agency’s New York-based literary division, Chairman and CEO Harry Abrams tells Deadline. Izzo had been the departmental coordinator in the literary division.

Specializing in the representation of playwrights, directors, composers and theatrical designers, Izzo previously held positions at Roundabout Theatre Company and New York Theatre Workshop and served as an associate producer for the inaugural season for Fulcrum Theatre Company in New York City. During his three years at Abrams Artists, Izzo has negotiated foreign rights agreements for many clients.

“I am always pleased when we are able to promote the next generation of agents within the Abrams Artists Agency family,” said Harry Abrams. “Ben had previously been part of our agent-in-training program before being elevated to the departmental coordinator; he has earned the right to be promoted to the position of literary agent. His enthusiasm and dedication are reflected in his work and relationships with both clients and colleagues. I am looking forward to watching him continue to flourish.”