Playwright Application Form – Round One
Apply here! Applications are due by midnight PST on December 30, 2020:
You should receive a verification email (sometimes you might need to check your spam folder!). ***If you do not receive one, please contact us! If you have any questions or encounter challenges with the application form, please contact Jenny Millinger at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a new project and a new process. We offer these initial guidelines with an understanding that they may be added to or modified as we learn and grow.
- ReImagine is open to those who self-identify as playwrights of color. Please respect the intent and goals of the project.
- ReImagine is open to playwrights currently living in the United States.
- Plays may have a single playwright or a collaborative team.
- Devised work and musicals will be accepted.
- Adaptations of works in the public domain (e.g. folktales) will be accepted.
- Only ONE submission per playwright/playwriting team will be accepted.
- Plays must be in the early-to-mid stages of development and the playwright will be asked to outline a scope of work for a workshop/development process. Plays that have already been produced or that are ready for production are not eligible (if your play has had a production in an education setting, please mark “yes” and tell us about it.)
- The number of projects selected will be determined by the Advisory Council based upon available funds.
- Playwrights will receive a direct award to support their work.
- Playwrights will choose a partner theatre to develop their work. The partner theatre will receive funds to support the equivalent of a week-long workshop with a director, dramaturge and actors, along with a small administrative fee. The playwright will guide the selection process for their collaborative team; the theatre will administer the funds and pay the artists. Should a playwright wish to develop their work outside of a formal theatre, Childsplay will serve as the fiscal agent for paying artists; however the work of hiring a team, scheduling and conducting workshops, reporting, etc. will fall to the playwright.
- The playwright will retain all rights to their work.
- The playwright will agree to participate in key ReImagine activities, including being a virtual panelist at the 2021 TYA/USA conference, providing occasional updates on their project to be shared with the field, and other mutually agreed upon opportunities that arise as this project develops. The playwright may chose to work with the project partners to share a virtual reading of their play with the field at a time to be mutually determined.
- All 2021 project activities — including development activities — will be virtual unless a separate arrangement is made between the playwright and the partner theatre. Please note that travel expenses will not be provided or reimbursed.
- The playwright and partner theatre will provide a short interim and final report to the Advisory Council on their project and use of funds.
- All project expenses must be incurred by December 31, 2021.