Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Playwrights' Center Awards Sarah Saltwick a Jerome Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights

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The Playwrights' Center announces 2013-14 playwriting fellows and Core Writers


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.”

Jerome Fellowships

For emerging national playwrights ($16,000 award)
Jake Jeppson, Basil Kreimendahl, Sarah Saltwick, Deborah Yarchun

Sarah Saltwick
Jerome Fellows spend a year-long residency in Minnesota. The Playwrights’ Center has awarded these fellowships in partnership with the Jerome Foundation since 1976, increasing the number of fellowships from three to four in 2011. The Playwrights’ Center’s 2013-14 Jerome Fellows are Jake Jeppson, whose plays include Fox Play, The Clearing and Turtle and whose work has been produced in New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Estonia and Latvia; Basil Kreimendahl, a 2012-13 Playwrights’ Center Core Apprentice whose play Sidewinders will have its world premiere at The Cutting Ball Theater in San Francisco next season; Sarah Saltwick, whose play She Creatures was produced by Nouveau 47 in Dallas this season and whose adaptation of The Scarlet Letter was recently featured on the University of Texas at Austin’s mainstage; and Deborah Yarchun, whose work has been produced at theaters across the United States and Canada and whose plays include The Aleph Complex, The Man in the Sukkah, Portmanteaux and FreezeFrame.

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