Jack HelbigNew playwrights, indeed. Of the six represented here, only Douglas Carter Beane, author of the screwy off-Broadway hit As Bees in Honey Drown, could be said to be anything like a nationally known name, and then only among hardcore theater devotees. The rest quickly prove with the quality of their plays that they, too, deserve similar attention. For Chagrin Falls, a smart, moving portrait of a town economically dependent on a nearby maximum security prison, Mia McCullough certainly does, as does Howard Michael Gould for Diva, a look at the making and unmaking of a sit-com that is funnier and more honest than most of what appears on the box. Ironically, neither of these plays, editor Lepidus notes, has been produced in New York. Not that New York production guarantees anything. Evan Smith's all-too-real comic look at graduate-school mind games, Psych, premiered at the well-regarded Playwrights Horizon and yet is no better known than Chagrin Falls. With any luck, however, this anthology will help these writers gain much-deserved broader audiences.