Young Playwrights: Looking for a Fellowship?

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The following excerpted press release, below, is courtesy of publicist Dale Heller.

It’s certainly a swell and all-too-rare opportunity and I hope y’all will spread the word and that the fellowship will go to the four most promising playwrights out there. Would that the world could create 40 or 400 of these opportunities and not just four, especially if located at small to midsize theaters that can really focus on developing the work, as opposed to the commercial potential of the work.

And now, the 411…

The Playwrights Realm now accepting applications for 2011-2012 Writing Fellows program

The Playwrights Realm — the Off-Broadway theatre company dedicated to nurturing the next generation of theatrical voices — is currently accepting submissions for its 3rd annual Writing Fellows program; deadline for submission is Apr. 30, 2011.

The Writing Fellows program is at the heart of The Playwrights Realm‘s mission — helping writers write. Each year, four promising playwrights receive nine months of resources, readings and feedback, designed to craft and complete a single new work. This full season of creative development is tailored to meet each individual writer’s professional goals.

Each writing fellow will receive a monetary stipend, and will work one-on-one with Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and the entire Playwrights Realm staff to bring their play from a rough-draft to a production ready script through a process of monthly reviews and revisions in a challenging and motivating environment. Fellows also get valuable input from their talented co-fellows, as well as established theater professionals in monthly meetings. The experience is designed to widen each artist’s network of resources and enable them to gain a foothold in the ever turbulent New York theatre landscape. Finalists for the program will be interviewed in the spring and final selections will be announced in the summer of 2011.

For a list of criteria and application process for The Playwrights Realm’s Writing Fellows program please visit The Playwrights Realm website — www.PlaywrightsRealm.org.