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Thursday, March 24, 2022

The Bechdel Project: Room of One's Own Residency


Deadline: March 31, 2022


The ROO Residency is a one-year residency that will support the creation of new work for the stage or screen.

In this inaugural year, the focus will be on scripts that illuminate or bring forward untold stories from history that center on women. The residency is open to feminist writers (of any intersection) who are looking for support to create or develop a new work based on women from history or a historical event with a feminist lens.

Application Timeline:
March 1 - Applications Open
March 31 - Applications Close
April 11 - Finalists Invited for Interviews
April 29 - Residency Recipient Announced

The residency will be largely directed by the writer themselves and, as such, will be the most beneficial to writers who understand their process and what works best for them, but early-career writers are also encouraged to apply. They will have access to the Bechdel Project spaces in Greenpoint Brooklyn (unceded Lenape lands) for writing, workshops, and readings. They will also have access to the Bechdel Project staff, who will provide support in any additional ways they can, from feedback to networking and producing.

The structure for your residency might look like this:
May - July - Research/Writing (remote or in-person)
August - Two week writing retreat at Bechdel Project (optional housing provided)
September - November - Workshops with actors
December - January - Rewrites (remote or in-person)
February - Final workshop/rehearsals
March - Public reading of your piece
April - Postmortem & participation in the selection of the next ROO recipient.

PLEASE NOTE: Global Majority and LGBTQ+ writers are especially encouraged to apply. Bechdel Project is a family-positive space, and writers who are also caregivers will be welcomed and given support.

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