The Playwrights' Center Jerome Many Voices Fellowships are awarded annually to significantly benefit early-career writers of color with previous playwriting experience and/or training. Both Many Voices Fellowships will provide a $18,000 stipend and $2,500 in play development funds, and other benefits. The Fellowship will also focus more heavily on building connections with theater leaders and companies in the Twin Cities and nationwide. The Many Voices Mentorship is awarded to one Minnesota-based beginning playwright of color. The mentorship focuses on the nuts and bolts of playwriting through a curated package of writing and development services intended to aid the participant toward the completion of a play script. The mentorship provides a $2,000 stipend as well as free access to over $1,500 in services designed to introduce beginning playwrights to the craft of playwriting. These services include a staged reading with professional actors, two six-week classes taught by leading playwriting professionals, an array of one-night seminars, and a two-year Playwrights' Center membership. The mentorship recipient attends quarterly meetings with Many Voices Program Mentor as well as scheduled consultations with other Playwrights' Center artistic staff.

Award Information

Award Amount
$2,000 - $18,000
Number of Awards
1 - 3
Application Deadline
December 7
Available to Class Level
Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate students, Postgraduate students
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, African-American/Black, Hispanic, Arab, African, Chinese, Cypriot, Haitian
None specified
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
None specified
Area of Study
Arts, Communications, Humanities, Literature/English/Writing, Performing Arts
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor

Artistic Programs Manager
Playwrights' Center
Not reported
City, State, Zip
Not reported, ,
(612) 332-7481-1115

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