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National Playwright Residency Program Information

Welcome to the online resource hub for the National Playwright Residency Program! Can't find what you're looking for here? Contact Creative Producer Julia Schachnik at [email protected].

Basic Program Information

National Playwright Residency Program homepage:

  • This page talks about program goals, and who you are as a cohort.
  • Send updates/edits to your individual residency pages information to Julia at [email protected].

Program Documentation:

Cohort Communication:

Playwright Microfund Materials:

Playwright/Artistic Director Travel Fund Materials:

Playwright Title and Crediting:

  • The playwright's title should be "the Mellon Foundation Playwright in Residence."
  • Please remember to use the following language when discussing the residency: [xyz activity] has taken place with the support of the Mellon Foundation’s National Playwright Residency Program administered in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons.

Emerson Playwright Residency Information:

May 2022 Convening

July 2020 Convening:


March 2018 Mid-Point Convening:


Summer 2016 Full Cohort convening:

(You can watch the seven videos here, or click over to the playlist in YouTube.)








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