A Room of Her Own/Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowship (women only, $10,000 award)

The Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a female playwright to be supported by three extraordinary institutions over the course of a year while she writes and develops a new play.

What you get:  In addition to a cash prize of $10,000, the playwright will receive residencies at three geographically distinct institutions—AROHOHedgebrook, and the Lark Play Development Center—each one providing a different kind of support at successive stages in the playwright’s process. The fellowship seeks to make possible for the playwright a breakthrough into the kind of new work she would not have had the freedom or the resources to create otherwise.

Eligibility:  Writers must meet the following criteria:

  • In order to be eligible, the applicant must be a woman playwright (18 years or older) who has written at least one full-length play.  (A first round-applicant will submit 30 pages of a play that she will then submit in its entirety if she makes it into the second round.)
  • Applicants must be able to commit wholeheartedly to each stage of the fellowship, entailing four weeks of dedicated time over the course of the year, and must be willing to write an entirely new play. (This fellowship isn’t designed to refine existing work. The playwright must be open to what the process brings.)

How to apply:  Applications can be made through their online form.  (Please note that materials are read blind, so your identifying information should be removed from your submission.)

Deadline:  31 July 2014

Source:  Play Submissions Helper

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