The Playwrights' Center announces 2013-14 playwriting fellows and Core Writers05/15/2013
Applications and award funds at an all time high.
The Playwrights’ Center is pleased to announce its 2013-14 roster of playwriting fellows and new Core Writers, who together will receive more than $200,000 in awards and additional development funds. This is the largest amount ever awarded by the 42-year-old Playwrights’ Center, an internationally renowned theater laboratory and artist service organization dedicated to promoting playwrights and new play development.
“With nearly all of our fellowship programs hitting their highest application numbers to date, I am emboldened by our efforts to support this current body of American playwrights, and very inspired by the slate of playwrights that were chosen for our 2013-14 season,” says Producing Artistic Director Jeremy B. Cohen. “From the launch of the newly-expanded Many Voices program, to supporting the incredible Jerome Fellows whose work is already making an impact across the U.S., to the recognition of such consistent excellence in our McKnight Fellows, we are poised to see a huge explosion of great new work across American stages. As always, we’re deeply indebted to both the Jerome and McKnight Foundations for their support of our fellowships, and to the Mellon Foundation for their ongoing visionary support of the Playwrights’ Center.”
For emerging national playwrights ($16,000 award)
Jake Jeppson, Basil Kreimendahl, Sarah Saltwick, Deborah Yarchun