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 2012-2013, Playwright: 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.

Upcoming Deadlines

All fellowships have been awarded for the 2018/19 Season, and we are no longer accepting application materials a this time. We anticipate that we will begin accepting submissions for the subsequent season in early January, 2019.

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