The BCA Playwright Residency is designed to support rising playwrights by providing office space, rehearsal and performance space, marketing support, professional mentorship, access to community partnerships and workshops, and a platform for creating and producing innovative work.
In addition, this residency is designed to cater to each individual artist’s needs and help further their creative process. The playwright must create a new work while in residency.
Program applications are evaluated based on an artist’s demonstration of the following 5 pillars:
- Experimentation – Does the artist’s practice display innovation, openness to new ideas, perspectives and techniques?
- Responsiveness – Is the artist’s work relevant, topical, in dialogue with issues of contemporary interest?
- Balance – Does the artist think holistically about the relationship between art and life?
- Community Engagement – Does the artist demonstrate a willingness and aptitude for significant give and take exchange among colleagues and audience?
- Potential Impact – How does the artist articulate the impact of access to their artistic career?
We are looking for playwrights who:
- Are committed to incubating a new work
- Have written a complete work (short or full length play)
- Interested in presenting their work at a final staged reading at the end of the residency
- Playwrights local to Boston and surrounding areas
2022–2023 BCA Playwright Residents
Important dates for FY24 Applications
Application opens: Summer, 2023
Application deadline: Early Fall, 2023
Notification on or by: Late Fall, 2023
If you have any questions, please reach out to Michaila Cowie, Associate Director of Theatre Arts at Michaila@bostonarts.org