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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Princess Grace Playwrights Award

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Playwriting Guidelines

We encourage emerging playwrights to apply at the beginning of their careers so that through the New Dramatists Fellowship, they can develop their work as well as benefit from being a part of a unique, diverse, dynamic community of professional playwrights. An applicant’s status as an emerging playwright is evaluated during the adjudication process.

One playwright will be selected to receive:

• A grant in the amount of $7,500
• A residency (including transportation costs) at New Dramatists, Inc. in New York City
• Inclusion of script in New Dramatists’ library
• National distribution of the recipient’s script to scriptshare subscribers for the duration of the fellowship
• Opportunity for winning play to be licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc.

·       All candidates must be United States citizens or have permanent resident status.
Eligible playwrights must not have had any professional full-length productions other than those using the showcase code or in an off-off-Broadway theater with 99 or fewer seats. (If your show used a higher contract tier than the showcase code, you are not eligible to apply. If your show received a festival production in a theater with more than 99 seats and did not use an Equity contract, you are eligible to apply.) Development opportunities such as readings and workshops are admissible.
You must submit one unpublished, full-length play (A full-length play is a single play that constitutes a full evening of theater. For example, a 90-minute intermissionless play is a full-length play.)
• There is no restriction on subject matter
• Story, language, and characters must be original; no adaptations.
• May not have received a professional production as defined above


New this year, the Princess Grace Foundation –USA Playwriting application is completely paperless.

Applicants apply through a module on New Dramatist website

Applications will be accepted March 1-March 31 6PM EST


Application Components:

Online application
Resume, including a list of other plays written and produced, performance venues and dates
One full length play
Personal statement: Please describe, in your own words, your views and expectations of your role as a theater artist now and in the future. Please elaborate on your “emerging status” and how you plan to utilize this fellowship.
Applicants are also encouraged to submit a letter of recommendation from a theater professional (director, dramaturg, etc.) addressing how the applicant has demonstrated his/her excellence in the field; promise as an outstanding young artist; and why he/she is deserving of a Princess Grace Award.
- See more at: http://www.pgfusa.com/grants-program/grants-program/grant-applications/playwriting#sthash.LZKmvUcx.dpuf

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