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Shakespeare’s Sister Playwriting Fellowship

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A Room of Her Own is pleased to announce the Shakespeare’s Sister Playwriting Fellowship, an unparalleled opportunity for a woman playwright living in the United States to hone her craft and develop a new play in the course of a year-long engagement with three world-class organizations.

In addition to $10,000 the cash prize, the winner will be awarded a residency with the Hedgebrook community in the spring of 2015, a spot in AROHO’s biennial Retreat for Women Writers at Ghost Ranch in August 2015, and a project residency with the Lark Play Development Center in the fall.

The fellowship will be awarded to one woman on the basis of merit and readiness to commit to writing a play during the fellowship year. The deadline for the first round of applications is July 31st. Applicants must submit a personal essay and an excerpt from a full-length play. The excerpt and any explanatory material are not to exceed 30 pages. Successful applicants will be asked to submit another essay and a full-length play by September 1st. The winner will be announced on November 1st.

Find out more details at A Room of Her Own.


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