Emory University Announces New Playwriting Fellowship

October 22, 2013

ATLANTA ¿ Emory University's Department of Theater Studies and Creative Writing Program have established a new Fellowship in Playwriting, to commence August 2014 and conclude May 2016.

Applications for the fellowship should be submitted no later than Dec. 2, 2013, and priority will be given to those submitted by Nov. 4, 2013.

Emory's first Playwriting Fellow will work closely with the Playwriting Center of Theater Emory and contribute a new play to their biennial festival, Brave New Works. Teaching duties consist of three courses, including a playwriting workshop, dramatic literature course, and an additional course suited to the fellow¿s particular strengths and interests.

Requirements for consideration include completion of an MFA in Playwriting by Sept. 1, 2014, teaching experience, and strong evidence of an active playwriting career. Submission of records of production is strongly encouraged.

Applicants should send a dossier including CV, a recent manuscript, two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter outlining teaching philosophy and discussing plays to be developed during the fellowship period to lisa.paulsen@emory.edu with the subject line ¿Application:  Emory Playwriting Fellowship¿ by Dec. 2, 2013 (priority to those received by Nov 4). Please submit the manuscript as a separate document with the author¿s name removed.

Top candidates will be invited to Emory University for a short, two- to four-day residency and play reading during the Brave New Works festival of new plays Jan. 26-Feb. 16, 2014.

For more information, including compensation details, contact the director of the Playwriting Center of Theater Emory, Lisa Paulsen, at lisa.paulsen@emory.edu.

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively seeks applications from women and minority candidates.


The Playwriting Center of Theater Emory

 Theater Emory (an Equity company) highly values the creation of new work as vital research in theater and, through its Playwriting Center, seeks to support those endeavors in our faculty, students, and both emerging and established professional playwrights.  Concurrently, we are committed to engaging our students and faculty with professional playwrights, directors, actors and dramaturgs in the development process of new plays.