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Monday, February 5, 2024

Van Lier Fellowship 2024


Deadline:  February 9, 2024 at 11:59pm EST


Applicants may only apply once per application year. Applicants who apply multiple times in one year will be completely disqualified.

Each application is thoughtfully reviewed by a diverse reader pool of Van Lier Fellowship alumni, Rattlestick staff, and industry professionals.

Each application is reviewed in the first round by at least 2 different readers.

Semi-finalists and finalists are selected through two rounds of consideration and are required to reconfirm their eligibility.

Finalists are asked to provide a full length script and are granted an interview with a selection panel made up of Rattlestick affiliated artists and staff members.

Awarded playwrights will be selected by May 2024.


The Van Lier New Voices Fellowship is open to playwrights who:

Reside in, or within 30 mile radius of, New York City.

Are between the ages of 18 - 30 from June 2024 to May 2025

Identify as a BIPOC individual

Are not enrolled in a degree-granting program June 2024 to May 2025.

Demonstrate exceptional talent in playwriting and theater-making, particularly with a deep understanding of the collaborative nature of play-making.

Make a case for how a Van Lier Fellowship would transform their professional and creative lives and why now is the ideal moment for them to participate in the program.

Note: Priority will be given to applicants who do not have other time-intensive writing commitments during the duration of the Fellowship, in order to participate fully in Rattlestick programming and events throughout the year.

Questions? Email vanlier@rattlestick.org! No phone calls please.

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