Theatrical Fellowship Program
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“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:
- Stage Management
- Literary Management
- Musical Theater
- General Management
- Digital Media
Fellowships usually begin in either August or September and continue through the production season, most often 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 significant 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 $127) for the duration of the season, support for professional development, and complimentary tickets.
The application deadline has passed for all 2020/21 seasonal fellowships.
The team at Playwrights is continuing to move forward with the process for next season, albeit with a somewhat delayed timeline.
We make it a priority to be in touch with all applicants, whether or not we are able to offer an opportunity. We appreciate your patience.
Support for the Theatrical Fellowship Program is generously provided by Con Edison and the Tiger Baron Foundation.