Saturday, October 17, 2015

Fellowship in Playwriting: Emory University

Department of Theater Studies and Creative Writing Program seek applicants for two-year Fellowship in Playwriting at Emory University in Atlanta

Deadline: October 30, 2015

Playwriting Fellowship Fall 2016-Spring 2018

Emory University offers a two-year Playwriting Fellowship in connection with its BA in Playwriting, a joint major offered by Theater Studies and the Creative Writing Program. $37,000 annual salary plus health benefits and $3000 professional travel fund. The annual teaching load is three courses, a mix of playwriting workshops and literature courses such as “Contemporary Drama.”

The Emory Playwriting Fellow is expected to create new work during the period of the fellowship, and will work with Theater Emory and its Playwriting Center, including the contribution of a new play to the biennial play festival, Brave New Works and a presentation as part of the Creative Writing Reading Series. Other initiatives are encouraged.

Required: MFA in Playwriting within past 8 years, with teaching experience and a promising history of play development and/or production in regional or national theater.

Application should include a cover letter discussing what you would like to achieve during the fellowship period and a brief statement of teaching philosophy, your CV, two letters of recommendation, and a recent play manuscript (submitted without identifying name on manuscript). 

Send your dossier to: 

emoryplaywritingfellowshipATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to . ) 

no later than October 30, 2015. Letters can be sent under separate cover to same address.

NOTE: Top candidates will be invited to Emory for a 2-day residency, interview, and play reading during Brave New Works held January 25-February 14, 2016.

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

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