Supported by a grant from the Jerome Foundation, the Playwrights' Center's Many Voices Program is designed to increase access and greater support of Black people, people of color, and/or Indigenous people (what's this?) in the contemporary theater, both locally and nationally, through financial support, education, and opportunities to develop new work with theater professionals.
"The Playwrights' Center has been an artistic home for me in numerous ways, and I cannot stress how wonderful the partnership of the Jerome Foundation with the PWC is. Both of you have funded and nurtured two years of immense growth in my artistry. I've only gotten bolder and better as a playwright. I've become more vulnerable and willing to explore and share what my unique identity has taught me about life and the world."
– Cristina Florencia Castro
Many Voices Fellow 2015-16 and 2020-21
Many Voices Fellowships
Many Voices Fellowships support early-career Black playwrights, playwrights of color, and/or Indigenous playwrights with previous playwriting experience or training.
Note for 2023-2024: Playwrights’ Center is not currently accepting applications for the Many Voices Fellowship. Applications will open for the 2025-2027 in September of 2024.
If you would like to be notified via email when the Many Voices Fellowship application becomes available, please email Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many Voices Mentorship
The Many Voices Mentorship offers writing and development support to Minnesota-based beginning Black playwrights, playwrights of color, and/or Indigenous playwrights.
Deadline: December 7, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. CST
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An information session about the Mentorship application and program will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. CT on Zoom at this link. The recording of last year’s information session is below.
Questions may be addressed to Artistic Programs Manager Julia Brown at email@example.com.