Huntington Playwriting Fellows

Huntington Playwriting FellowsHuntington Playwriting Fellows are awarded two-year residencies during which they receive a modest honorarium from the theatre, participate in a writers’ collective with the artistic staff, attend Huntington productions and events, and are eligible for readings and support through the Breaking Ground reading series and the HPF Summer Workshop series. The Fellows program is supported by the Stanford Calderwood Fund for New American Plays.

Learn more about previous Huntington Playwriting Fellows

The Huntington is interested in fostering artistic relationships with local playwrights at all stages of their careers, from emerging talents to established professionals. This program provides a framework for an in-depth two-year artistic conversation and a long-term professional relationship. The program also encourages conversation in the Boston playwriting community. Past participants are leaders of the local community whose plays have been produced on the Huntington's stages and throughout the country.

All writers regardless of their level of professional experience are invited to apply. New participants in recent years have ranged from unproduced playwrights to those with existing national profiles, and co-mentorship between participants is encouraged in the program. Professional representation (agents or managers) is of no consideration in the application process; most writers do not have agents when they enter the program.

Becoming a Huntington Playwriting Fellow is not a guarantee of production by the Huntington, though roughly half of our past fellows have been produced by the theatre including Melinda Lopez, Ronan Noone, Lydia R. Diamond, Rebekah Maggor, Ryan Landry, Kirsten Greenidge, Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro, and Sinan Ünel. In our 2013-2014 season, we are producing plays by Melinda Lopez and Lydia Diamond. In all cases, the writers concluded their residency period before the time of production.

Current and past fellows are also sometimes invited to participate in unique artistic opportunities, such as creating audioplays for the Emerging America Festival.

Huntington Playwriting Fellows Application Process

The 2014 Huntington Playwriting Fellow Application period is now over. The incoming cohort of Fellows will be announced shortly. Applications traditionally open each year in late spring. If you would like to be informed when the next application cycle is announced, please send an email to chaugland@huntingtontheatre.bu.edu with the subject line "Notify me about HPF applications."

Please contact Charles Haugland, Artistic Programs and Dramaturgy with any and all questions at 617 273 1502 or by chaugland@huntingtontheatre.bu.edu.


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