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Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Playwrights' Center "Many Voices Playwriting Residency Awards" Deadline 7/27 (MN)

Date: 7-27-02 (postmarked by)
Material: Application and Writing Sample for writers of color
residing in Minnesota.

The Playwrights’ Center welcomes writers of color residing in Minnesota to apply for a Many Voices playwriting residency. Made possible by a grant from the Jerome Foundation, Many Voices provides cash grants, education, and opportunities to develop new work with theater professionals. The program is designed to increase cultural diversity in the contemporary theater, both locally and nationally.

The Playwrights’ Center will award eight nine month residencies to artists of color who are interested in developing their playwriting skills and creating theater in a supportive artists’ community. The program offers each artist a $1250 stipend; a biweekly roundtable; additional developmental funds to work with a mentor or do script development; a public showcase opportunity; and a one-year Playwrights’ Center Membership. Selection Process A diverse panel of theater artists will evaluate each application. Selection will be based on the applicant’s commitment, proven talent and artistic potential, and is guided by The Playwrights’ Center’s mission statement.

Eligibility to apply:
* Residencies are available to artists of color who have been a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and a legal resident of Minnesota since August 1, 2006.
* Recipients must maintain residency in Minnesota or within 100 miles of the Twin Cities during the grant year.
* Current or past Playwrights’ Center Core Members, McKnight or Jerome Fellows, or McKnight Advancement Grant recipients are not eligible to apply for a residency.
* Artists may not receive this award more than twice.

Residents are required to:
* Attend biweekly roundtables to share and discuss work with fellow residents.
* Complete play development activities such as reading, mentorship, or research.
* Volunteer, attend, or participate in at least two additional Playwrights’ Center events during the grant year.

Applicants must submit four collated, securely bound packets. All materials must be typed. Each packet must include:
* A completed application form.
* A one-page (maximum) personal history or resume including name, address, email, and phone number.
* A writing sample of any length (play scripts, film scripts, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction are acceptable). In addition to the writing sample, applicants may also include cued video or audio tapes of their work– one per packet.
* A one-page (maximum) description of goals for the residency period. If you would like receipt of your application materials acknowledged, send by a trackable postal or courier service (UPS, FedEx, USPS w/return receipt, etc) or enclose a self-addressed stamped postcard (SASP). Application materials will not be returned.

Many Voices Residency
The Playwrights’ Center
2301 Franklin Ave. East
Minneapolis, MN 55406-1099
— Grant recipients will be announced by: September 15, 2007.
— The grant year begins October 1, 2007 and ends June 30, 2008

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