Theatrical Fellowship Program


“I can point to my time at Playwrights Horizons as the critical step in my career as a playwright, artistically and professionally.”

Sarah DeLappe, Literary Fellow 2012/13, author of The Wolves (2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama)

The Playwrights Horizons Theatrical Fellowship Program offers excellent practical experience in training for a career in the arts and affords an opportunity to learn from some of the top professionals in the American theater. Fellowships are offered in:

Fellowships usually begin in either August or September and continue through the production season, concluding the following June.

Because our Fellows are fully integrated in the day-to-day life of the organization, a fellowship at Playwrights Horizons offers significantly marketable experience in one’s chosen field. We are proud of the fact that many alumni have gone on to become some of the most active directors, writers, composers, and arts administrators in the country. In addition, many current staff members are former Fellows, including our artistic director, Tim Sanford.

Playwrights Horizons offers all Fellows a $50 daily stipend to help offset the costs of housing and other living expenses. Fellows also receive unlimited MetroCards (a monthly value of $121) for the duration of the season, support for professional development, and complimentary tickets.

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Upcoming Deadlines

The application period has closed for all 2019/20 seasonal fellowships.

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Support for the Theatrical Fellowship Program is provided by Con Edison, the John and Robyn Horn Foundation, New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowships, New York State Council on the Arts Regional Economic Development Council, and the Tiger Baron Foundation.