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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Ingram New Works Lab Application

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Submission Deadline is Sunday June 30 at 11:59PM Central Time

The Ingram New Works Lab is a season-long generative residency and artistic home-away-from-home for playwrights to create and develop a new play while in residence at Nashville Rep. Lab playwrights travel to Nashville approximately once a month to receive transformative support and radical hospitality as they share and develop a new work from the idea stage to a complete draft to be presented at the 2020 Ingram New Works Festival.

Nashville Rep will provide the playwrights-in-residence:

  • A season-long script development lab that meets in Nashville 
  • Travel, Housing, and Hospitality for all Lab meetings in Nashville
  • An artist-led development process designed to support the playwright
  • Access to professional actors and directors
  • Access to professional marketing and audience development resources
  • A week-long development lab with the Ingram New Works Fellow
  • A staged reading presented as part of the Ingram New Works Festival

Each playwright who accepts the residency will commit to developing a new play from its earliest stages to a full draft, participating in monthly Lab meetings, participation in Playwrights week, and participation in the New Works Festival

All participating Lab playwrights must commit to be available for all dates:

Lab Dates: September 19-22; October 24-27; December 5-8; March 5-8; April 16-19

Playwrights Week: January 11-17, 2020

Ingram New Works Festival: May 11-16, 2020 (Playwrights must be in attendance May 6-17, 2020)

Should a playwright-in-residence miss multiple commitments, they may be asked to forgo their place in the New Works Lab.


All applications must include the following:

·  A one-page letter of intent stating your objectives for working on a new play in the Ingram New Works Lab. The letter must include a description of your proposed project. Please note: the Ingram New Works Project is designed for plays in their earliest stages and does not accept projects that have already received developmental support.

·  A resume

·  A full-length play that best represents your writing skill. Author and contact information must appear on the title page. We do not accept musicals or screenplays.


Please use the form below. Upload your letter of intent, resume, and play as separate PDFs. Other file formats will not be accepted.Your application must include all three files. You will receive a confirmation email shortly to verify your submission.



Additional questions can be sent to Nate Eppler, Director of the Ingram New Works Project at nate@nashvillerep.org

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