Are you (or someone you know) a dedicated early-career writer who craves a long-term, rigorous development process? Do you have a draft of a play and would love nine months of writers group meetings, readings, and dramaturgical discussion to help it come to fruition? Do you long for a community of writers with whom to trade stories and advice? We want to hear from you!
Four Writing Fellows will receive...
• A $3,000 Award
• An internal workshop
• A public reading
• Prime real estate on the Realm couch
• An occasional hug
We value intellectual curiosity, imagination, and bravery. We love plays with evocative language, plays that contemplate big, unanswerable questions, plays that embrace complexity, and illuminate the possibilities of dramatic storytelling.
Writing Fellowship applicants should live within commuting distance of New York City. If you live elsewhere, please check out the Scratchpad Series below!
Application Deadline: May 21, 2017
Go to the following website to learn more and apply:
Our newest program jumpstarts The Realm’s relationship with early-career playwrights by doing one of the things we do best: listening to what playwrights need and then giving it to them. Whether it’s a place to hear a rough draft aloud for the first time, space to fine-tune a more mature work, or time to focus in on a particular aspect of a piece, we want to give playwrights what they need to thrive. Scratchpad is a chance for us to engage with a whole new group of playwrights each year, by erasing limitations of geography and access by encouraging early-career playwrights from all across the country to apply.
Scratchpad 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 facilitate travel and housing.
The Scratchpad Series application will open May 17th,
and the final deadline is July 16th.
For more information go to the following website: