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Playwright Residency Application

Posted: Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 12:47 pm in News, Opportunities

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in collaboration with Howlround, A Center for the Theater Commons at Emerson College, established the National Playwright Residency Program (NPRP) in 2013.  The pilot round, which was on an invitation-only basis, has provided three years of salary, benefits, and a flexible research and development fund for American playwrights at 14 selected theaters.

Residencies for the next round will be selected through an open application process.  To apply, theaters and artists must apply jointly and submit letters of intent from the playwright and artistic director, together with other specified materials to demonstrate eligibility and potential to achieve the goals of the program.

  • Advance the state of playwrights in the American theater by providing them with space, time, and resources, and greater access to the institutions in which they work;
  • Influence the working environment of theaters by embedding playwrights in them;
  • Generate public value through the interaction of playwrights with local artistic and civic communities;
  • Document and disseminate the findings to help benefit the field.

Go to the Mellon Foundation website for a full description of the program, the criteria and requirements and how to apply.

  • Application Deadline:  September 15, 2015
  • Three-year residences to commence in July 2016




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