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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Department of Theater Studies and Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta announce a new Fellowship in Playwriting.

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ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 2-year fellowship: Fall 2014- Spring 2016
Prioritizing applications received by November 4, 2013.
No application materials accepted after December 2, 2013

The first Emory University Playwriting Fellow will be appointed to the Department of Theater Studies and the Program in Creative Writing at Emory University in Atlanta, commencing August 2014 and completing May 2016.

The annual teaching load of 3 courses will include a playwriting workshop, dramatic literature course (e.g. “Contemporary Drama”), and additional course suited to the fellow’s particular strengths and interests (e.g. “Screenwriting”, “Creating New Work”, “Advanced Playwriting”, “Studies in Genre”, etc.)

Playwriting Fellow will work with Theater Emory and its Playwriting Center, including the contribution of a new play to their biennial play festival, Brave New Works.

The salary is set at $38,000/yr plus health benefits and $3000 professional travel funds.
Required: MFA in Playwriting (by 9-1-14), with teaching experience and strong evidence of active playwriting career.  Desirable: record of production

Send dossier, including cover letter discussing teaching philosophy and plays you would work on during fellowship period, CV, two letters of recommendation, and a recent play manuscript to: lisa.paulsen@emory.edu with subject:  “Application: Emory Playwriting Fellowship” by December 2, 2013.  Priority given to applications received by Nov. 4, 2013.

NOTE:  Top candidates will be invited to Emory for a 2-4 day residency, interview, and play reading during Brave New Works (our new play festival) January 26-Feb 16, 2014.

If you need more information, please contact the Director of the Playwriting Center of Theater

Emory:  Lisa Paulsen.  lisa.paulsen@emory.edu

We actively seek applications from women and minority candidates. Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employee

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