Deadline: April 2, 2017
Page 73 has two play development programs available to early-career playwrights through this application. Playwrights may apply for either or both programs as they see fit and are eligible (see below).
1. The P73 Playwriting Fellowship
The P73 Playwriting Fellowship provides a year of comprehensive support to one early-career playwright who has not received a professional production in New York City (please see eligibility requirements below). Through this program, Page 73 provides artistic and financial resources to this writer as he or she develops one or more new plays of his or her choosing. The P73 Playwriting Fellow receives an unrestricted award of $10,000 and a development budget, managed by Page 73 and the Fellow over the course of the Fellowship year, up to an additional $10,000.
The Fellow is encouraged to think creatively about using Fellowship resources to meet concrete goals that might not otherwise be possible. These goals may include, but are not limited to, development of one or more new plays, assistance in building relationships within the New York City theater community, research, and/or travel. Please note that funds from the P73 Playwriting Fellowship do not cover full-scale productions, nor does Page 73 commit to producing the work of the Fellow.The Fellowship incorporates at least one public presentation by the Fellow. Page 73 also helps the Fellow identify and connect with collaborators, including directors, designers, actors and dramaturgs, for Fellowship projects.
The Fellow is associated with Page 73 for the calendar year, from January 1 to December 31. After being selected, he or she works with Page 73’s staff to develop a plan for the year and establish a timeline for the development work to be done on the new play or plays. The Fellow may also be invited to participate in the Page 73 Summer Residency and, if eligible, Interstate 73 (described below) during the Fellowship year.
If the Fellow is not a New York City resident, he or she must be prepared to travel to New York during the Fellowship year in order to fully engage in the opportunities that the Fellowship provides.
Past P73 Playwriting Fellows are Kirsten Greenidge, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Jason Grote, Krista Knight, Tommy Smith, Heidi Schreck, Eliza Clark, Janine Nabers, Max Posner, Caroline V. McGraw, Clare Barron, Nick Gandiello, and Hansol Jung.
2. Interstate 73
Interstate 73 is Page 73’s yearlong writers group. Consisting of six to eight playwrights and led by Page 73’s staff, Interstate 73 meets twice monthly on weeknight evenings at our office in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Each playwright receives a stipend for participating. Participants bring in pages that are read aloud and discussed by the group. Each participating playwright is also given an opportunity for a reading of a completed work, which can be a public or private reading, depending on the playwright’s interests and needs. Page 73's staff works with each playwright to craft the reading to be as useful as possible for the writer.
Interstate 73 begins each year in January, and meetings run through December; sessions are typically suspended for a period in the summer. Please consult the eligibility requirements below. Page 73 selects participants from individuals we meet through this application process as well as from individuals who have become known to the company through other means.
Note: While Page 73's staff may, from time to time, offer a spot in Interstate 73 to a playwright who meets the eligibility requirements but has not completed an application for the program, anyone who wishes to be considered for the 2017 Fellowship must submit this application.
Applicants for both programs:
1. The applicant must be a US resident at the time of participation;
2. The applicant must have completed at least 2 full-length plays or at least 3 one-act plays;
3. The applicant must have made a commitment to playwriting as a professional goal;
4. The applicant must have never received a production of his/her work in New York City that was larger than an Actors' Equity Showcase Code presentation;
5. The applicant must not be enrolled in a degree/certificate program at the time of participation.
Interstate 73 applicants:
1. Candidates for this program may not be involved in a similar year-long, institutional writing group concurrently with Interstate 73. If you will be attending regular meetings of such a group in 2018, please do not apply for Interstate 73.
2. As participants must be able to attend meetings regularly without inconvenience, Interstate 73 is offered only to writers who are residents of the greater metropolitan New York City area. Please do not apply for Interstate 73 if you will not be a metropolitan NYC resident in 2018.
3. Attendance at all Interstate 73 sessions is extremely important; please do not apply for Interstate 73 if you will be unable to attend group meetings in New York for a month or more during the period of the program. I73 meetings will be suspended for part of the summer.
We understand this application occurs well in advance of 2018 and appreciate that schedules change. If you are not yet sure about any of the above, you are welcome to apply for Intersate 73 and update us accordingly regarding your eligibility.
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