• Will Power
    Dallas Theater Center, Dallas, TX
  • Vera Starbard
    Perseverance Theatre, Douglas, AK
  • Taylor Mac
    HERE Arts Center, New York, NY
  • Robert O'Hara
    Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington, DC
  • Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew
    Ma-Yi Theater Company, New York, NY
  • Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
    Z Space, San Francisco, CA
  • Pearl Cleage
    Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA
  • Nathan Louis Jackson
    The Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Kansas City, MO
  • Melinda Lopez
    Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA
  • Marcus Gardley
    Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, IL
  • Madeleine George
    Two River Theater, Red Bank, NJ
  • Luis Alfaro
    Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR
  • Lauren M. Gunderson
    Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley, CA
  • Kirsten Greenidge
    Company One Theatre, Boston, MA
  • Kira Obolensky
    Ten Thousand Things Theater Company, Minneapolis, MN
  • Julie Marie Myatt
    South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Herbert Siguenza
    San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Diego, CA
  • David Adjmi
    Soho Rep, New York, NY
  • Dan LeFranc
    Playwrights Horizons, New York, NY
  • Christina Ham
    Pillsbury House Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
  • Carlos Murillo
    Adventure Stage, Chicago, IL
  • Andrew Saito
    The Cutting Ball Theater, San Francisco, CA
  • Aditi Brennan Kapil
    Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis, MN


Residency Goals

Funded and administered by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the playwright residencies have four main goals:

  1. To advance the state of playwrights in the American theatre by providing them with space, time, and resources.
  2. To influence the working environment of theatres by embedding playwrights in them.
  3. To help the field (including other funders) understand the value of embedding playwrights in theatres.
  4. To work toward an ideal of having writers become salaried employees of all theatres.

Program Description
Eighteen playwrights are salaried staff members in residence for three years at seventeen theatres in thirteen cities. The Residency cohorts are as follows:

Cohort 2: 2016-2019

Cohort 1: 2013-2016