About the Writing Fellows Program
The Writing Fellows Program is at the heart of what the Realm does—helping writers be writers. Each year, four early-career playwrights receive nine months of resources, workshops and feedback designed to help them reach their professional and artistic goals. Over the course of the season, Fellows develop a single new play. Monthly group meetings provide a collaborative, energizing setting for writers to share and refine their work; individual meetings with The Playwrights Realm’s artistic director and staff support each writer’s specific artistic process; and work with a director and cast during two workshops allow writers to see their work come to life. Professional development resources are also an integral part of the program and are tailored to the Writing Fellows, providing them the information and experiences they decide are most helpful. Mentor-opportunities, meet-and-greets and professional workshops are designed to shed light on the sometimes-shadowy business of theater and empower the Fellows to be active, informed participants in their own writing careers. The Writing Fellow’s season culminates in a public reading of his or her fellowship as part of our Ink’d Reading festival.
Applications for the 2013-14 Writing Fellows class are now closed. Thanks so much to those of you who applied!