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CPT’S Nord Playwright Fellowship in USA, 2017

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is offering Playwright Fellowship for resident of Northeast Ohio. CPT’s Nord Playwright Fellowship is a year-long program for a local emerging playwright. Up to two residencies may be awarded in 2015, which includes a $2,000 stipend for the playwright, development support and a workshop production. The resident artist will be given space at the theatre to write, create and rehearse work. Additionally, the program provides access to CPT’s artistic staff and is eligible for the theatre’s development programming.

Study Subject(s): This program is open to playwrights who work in a variety of processes including directing/devising playwrights and conventional writers of scripts.
Course Level:
This is a one year residential fellowship program at Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT).
Scholarship Provider: Nord Family Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at:
USA

Eligibility:
-Applicant must be a resident of Northeast Ohio.
-Applicant cannot be a Full-Time Student
-Applicant must have significant available time to work on major artistic projects. Rehearsals and other commitments are typically in the evenings and on weekends. The obligations of this fellowship will make it difficult to have outside artistic projects.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Cleveland Public TheatreNortheast Ohio residents are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Scholarship Description: CPT’s Nord Playwright Fellowship is a year-long program for a local emerging playwright supported by the Nord Family Foundation. CPT initiated this program to provide greater support to the region’s playwright community and to nurture active artists. Up to two residencies may be awarded in 2015, which includes a $2,000 stipend for the playwright, development support and a workshop production. Please note that CPT is investing over $15,000 in staff time, support and direct costs associated with the residency.

Number of award(s): Up to two residencies may be awarded in 2015.

Duration of award(s): The grant is awarded one year i.e. August 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016.

What does it cover? CPT initiated this program to provide greater support to the region’s playwright community and to nurture active artists. Up to two residencies may be awarded in 2015, which includes a $2,000 stipend for the playwright, development support and a workshop production. Please note that CPT is investing over $15,000 in staff time, support and direct costs associated with the residency.

Selection Criteria: CPT is not looking for the most accomplished playwright, rather an early-career playwright, someone who has demonstrated ability and extraordinary potential, but is still defining their voice as a playwright. This program is open to playwrights who work in a variety of processes including directing/devising playwrights and conventional writers of scripts. They want to have the largest impact on the community as possible, so they are looking for a playwright who is at the “right time” in his/her growth to most benefit from the residency. They are looking for someone who is hungry for experiences as a playwright and also is enthusiastic about being an active member of their community at CPT. Applications will be reviewed by CPT’s artistic staff and collaborators. The first round of reading will be facilitated blind – without applicants’ names. During round one, only “Writing Sample A” will be read. This sample must include a script and should be the applicant’s best and most complete work. For playwrights whose work extends beyond the page, video samples will be allowed in addition to the script. Rounds two and three will be conducted with the applicant’s name attached. “Writing Sample B”, will be reviewed by the panel if selected to move on to rounds two and three. Interviews will be held with the finalists.

Notification: A receipt will be emailed upon receiving application. Applicants will be notified through a form email as the selection committee progresses through each round. CPT hopes to complete the process by July 1.

How to Apply: Only email applications will be considered. Please complete and submit electronically to New Play Associate Caitlin Lewins (clewins-at-cptonline.org). Subject Line: state your name and “Nord Playwright Residency Application”—for example: Jane Smith, Nord Playwright Residency Application.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is June 1.

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