Huntington Playwriting Fellows Application Process

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Eligibility and application requirements:

To be eligible, writers must be live at least nine months of the year in the Greater Boston area. Meetings will be held bi-weekly. As we desire participants who can take full advantage of the program, all conflicts that will require applicants to leave the Boston area for an extended period of time, including upcoming short-term residencies or productions, will be taken under advisement, but do not preclude applying. Please contact us with any specific residency situations or questions.

A complete application includes:

  • Application form with all information provided, including references
  • Professional resume – Please list all productions, residencies, readings, publications, professional affiliations, and other theatre background. If you work outside of theatre and/or the arts, we’d be interested to know that as well. 
  • One-page artistic statement. Your one-page essay should be your succinct statement of why you are interested in participating in the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program. It may touch on any or all of the following questions:
    • How would the HPF program contribute to your growth as an artist?
    • In light of the fact that the fellows program is primarily a writers’ collective, what sparks your interest in participating in one (or if you have before, what will you gain that is new)?
    • What goals would you set for yourself during your residency at the Huntington, and how do these fit with your larger personal goals as an artist?
    • Why the Huntington?
    • What would your expectations be?
  • One completed, full-length play. Send us the play you have finished most recently. It is more useful to send a play that it is on its first or second draft than a play that you have been working on for several years. Please do not send work that has been considered for prior application cycles of the HPF program, even if it has undergone revision. It is more productive for us to discover a new side of your voice than to learn about your ability to revise.

A note to out-of-state applicants:
The playwriting fellowship is designed for applicants who currently make their artistic home in the Greater Boston area (or within commuting distance: Providence, western Massachusetts, etc). It is built around creating and deepening long-term artistic relationships with playwrights in the community, and would be a poor fit for someone who was considering relocating solely on the basis of the fellowship. We discourage applications from playwrights who do not currently live in the area. We have at times accepted materials from playwrights who have pre-existing plans to relocate in the next six months regardless of the outcome of their application, but suggest you contact us in advance of sending your application.

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