Apply for Residency

 

The admissions window opens on July 1 at 10am (EST) and closes on July 29 at 5pm (EST).


THE ADMISSIONS WINDOW FOR THIS YEAR IS OPEN

New Dramatists continues to revise its admissions process and guidelines accordingly. Please read all the information on this page. For more detailed information download the “Admissions Guidelines” and “Application Information” documents below.

•Admissions process is completely paperless
•Applicants apply through a module on our website

2014 Admissions Procedural Changes:
•The admissions window opens on July 1 at 10am (EST) and closes on July 29 at 5pm (EST).
•Upload a stand-alone Title Page for each play with your full name and contact information.
We strongly encourage you to submit your materials as PDFs. We will also accept the following formats: .txt, .doc, .docx, .rtf.
•Please do not put any identifying information in the script. Identifying information includes: your name, contact information, theatres that have workshopped or produced your plays, your agent, special thanks, actors/production crew involved, etc.
•Every script page must be numbered.
•Every script page must include the play’s title.
•Submit a one page Letter of Intent responding to the following question: New Dramatists was founded on the premise that writers are each other’s greatest resource. If granted a New Dramatists residency, what do you see as the benefits of developing your work in the company of other playwrights?

To begin your application, click on the “Begin Application” button below. (If you applied last year, you will need to create a new admissions applicant account.) You will be asked to create a username and enter your email address. Once you have clicked “Submit,” you will receive an email with instructions on how to log in. From this point forward, you will be guided through a simple process collecting all of your admissions materials in seven easy steps:

1. Log in. You will be asked to confirm you are a US Citizen, or that you have permanent INS work authorization.

2. Fill in your full name, address, and phone number.

3. Type or copy your Letter of Intent directly into the text field.

4. Upload your bio, resume, or CV; or copy your bio directly into the text field.

5. Upload a stand-alone Title Page for each play with your full name and contact information.

6. Upload Two Full-Length Works (Plays and/or Libretti-i.e. books of musicals) (The following files may be used: .pdf, .txt, .doc, .docx, .rtf).

7. Review your application, and click “Submit Your Application” to complete the process. You will receive an email confirming your application has been received.

You may save your application at any point and return to it later before submitting. Once the application window closes on July 29 at 5pm (EST) you may not alter your application in any way.

If you have any questions about the application process, please email BEFORE submitting your materials.

IF THESE GUILDELINES ARE NOT FOLLOWED, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROCESS YOUR APPLICATION. Thank you.

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How To Apply

Please Remember

•Upload a stand-alone Title Page for each play with your full name and contact information.

•Please do not put any identifying information in the script. Identifying information includes: your name, contact information, theatres that have workshopped or produced your plays, your agent, special thanks, actors/production crew involved, etc.

•Every script page must be numbered.

•Every script page must include the play’s title.

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Admissions Town Hall
New Dramatists held an Admissions Town Hall on July 7, 2014 where staff members Todd London, Emily Morse, John Steber, and Rachel Hutt discussed the selection process, what and how to submit application materials, along with detailed information on 2014-2015 procedural changes, and special lessons we learned from last year's process.

You can view the full a recording of the full Town Hall, which was live streamed on HowlRound TV, right here:
Watch live streaming video from newplay at livestream.com