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Friday, August 19, 2022

BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS LAUNCHES PLAYWRIGHT RESIDENCY WHERE BOSTON-AREA PLAYWRIGHTS CAN FULLY OWN THEIR WORK

 BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS LAUNCHES PLAYWRIGHT RESIDENCY WHERE BOSTON-AREA PLAYWRIGHTS CAN FULLY OWN THEIR WORK

 

The BCA Playwright Residency fills the dire need for a residency that holistically supports playwrights’ entire creative process from inception to reading.

 

Important Dates:

Application due by: September 11, 2022

Notification on or by: September 23, 2022

 

BOSTON, MA — Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is thrilled to announce the new BCA Playwright Residency. This year-long residency has been designed to support three rising Boston-based playwrights in the creation of new work, while protecting the creative control and ownership of their innovative work. The BCA Playwright Residency will provide access to office, rehearsal, and performance space, marketing support, professional mentorship, community partnerships, and workshops.

 

The BCA Playwright residency helps further the playwrights’ creative process by catering support and direction to each artists’ needs. It is a process-based residency where the playwright can focus on a new work–defined at BCA as something that does not exist or is an idea that needs cultivating. 

Specifically, playwrights will  have their own station in a shared office space with their fellow playwright residents. Each resident will have access to five days in the Black Box Theatre or Martin Hall in the Calderwood Pavilion, for a mid-year workshop of the play. Playwrights will have a budget to cast actors and dramaturgs; and the option to seek industry feedback. To conclude the residency, there will be a final staged reading in the Plaza Theatre.


Like other residency programs at BCA, the BCA Playwright Residency aims to gather a diverse and inclusive community of artists for the purpose of supporting innovative work across disciplines, connecting artists with peers and resources, and providing a vibrant platform for new art in Boston. Each application will be evaluated based on the artist's demonstration of experimentation, responsiveness, balance, community engagement, and potential impact.

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