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Friday, January 6, 2023

The Playwrights Center Core Writer Program


Deadline: January 19, 2023

The Core Writer Program is a three-year appointment designed to support a diverse group of playwrights who demonstrate a sustained body of work, commitment, and attributes of artistic merit. The program is available to committed professional playwrights nationally and offers significant resources intended to further a playwright's career. 

The Core Writer program annually gives 25-35 of the most exciting playwrights from across the country the time and tools to develop new work for the stage. 

All Core Writers receive play development workshops with the Center, in collaboration with prominent directors, actors, dramaturgs, and designers. All writers are paid for their workshop time, and Core Writers who are not local are provided travel and housing to Playwrights’ Center for their workshops. 

Core Writers are eligible to be included in our formal season of public readings: the PlayLabs festival, the Ruth Easton New Play Series, and the In the Lab Series. 

Core Writers are also promoted by the Center and provided opportunities through an extensive network of colleges and universities, cultural institutions, and producing theaters. Each term is three years; 

Core Writers may reapply for additional terms. 

Applicants must reside in and have the legal right to work in the U.S. 

This program is highly competitive and is designed for committed professional playwrights who are pursuing playwriting as their primary career. Students enrolled in a full-time educational program are not eligible. Playwrights’ Center staff who are directly involved with administering fellowships are not eligible. The Core Writer term will be July 1, 2023-June 30, 2026.

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