Huntington Playwriting Fellows

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Huntington 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 Summer Workshop. The Fellows program is supported by the Stanford Calderwood Fund for New American Plays and the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.

See the list of 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 many 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 all cases, the writers concluded their residency period before the time of production.

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