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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Playwrights Realm Writing Fellowship & Scratchpad Series 2023


Deadline: February 13, 2023 12PM EST



The Writing Fellowship is at the heart of what we do: helping writers write. Four early-career playwrights receive nine months of resources, readings and feedback designed to help them reach their professional and artistic goals. The culminating event of the program is our INK’D Festival, which features public readings of each Fellows’ play. 

To be eligible you must:
  1.  Live within commuting distance to Midtown Manhattan, and be able to make it to regular evening writers meetings, rehearsals, and events.
  2. Have a script that would benefit from a nine-month, intensive development  process.

$4,000 Award

Fellows develop a single, new play.
  • Monthly group meetings provide a collaborative space for writers to share and refine their work.
  • One-on-one meetings with Realm artistic staff support each writer's process.
  • Fellows collaborate with a director, design consultants, and actors for two readings.
  • Personalized professional development resources are tailored to the group - mentor opportunities, meet-and-greets, and professional seminars are designed to shed light on the business of theatre, and empower the Fellows to be active, informed participants in their own careers.
  • The culminating event of the program is the INK'D Festival, featuring a public (either in person or virtual) presentation for each Fellow.

Scratchpad Series jumpstarts The Realm’s relationship with early-career playwrights from around the country. Participants will spend a week in New York City for a developmental reading of their play with top-notch professional collaborators—director, cast, and The Realm’s artistic staff. If the playwright is based outside of New York, The Realm will provide travel and housing or per diem

To be eligible you must:
  1. Have a script that would benefit from dramaturgical conversation with The Realm and 15-hour developmental reading process reading. (Plays can be anything from a rough first draft to a play that is close to production-ready.)
  2. Be able to be present in New York City for a process of between 3-6 days, at a time agreed upon by both you and The Realm.
Playwrights may submit to both opportunities.

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