National Playwright Residency Program
Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered in partnership with HowlRound, the playwright residencies have four main goals:
- To advance the state of playwrights in the American theatre by providing them with space, time, and resources.
- To influence the working environment of theatres by embedding playwrights in them.
- To help the field (including other funders) understand the value of embedding playwrights in theatres.
- To work toward an ideal of having writers become salaried employees of all theatres.
Eighteen playwrights are salaried staff members in residence for three years at seventeen theatres in thirteen cities. The Residency cohorts are as follows:
The playwrights and theatres have been documenting their experiences throughout the program
Cohort 3: 2019-2022
Additional playwrights and theatres will join this cohort in the summer of 2020. Stay tuned for an announcement of the open application process, coming this summer!