The Playwrights' Center
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Location: 2301 E Franklin Ave Minneapolis MN 55406 USA
Programs: THE RUTH EASTON LAB brings the Playwrights’ Center Core Writers—20-30 of the most exciting playwrights from across the country—and their collaborators to Minneapolis for play development workshops and a formal season of public readings with prominent directors, actors, dramaturgs, and designers. Core Writers are promoted by the Center and provided opportunities through an extensive network of colleges and universities, cultural institutions, and producing theaters. LOCAL AND NATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS elevate the role of living playwrights. The Center works with several theaters each year to develop work for their stages. Recent partners have included Tectonic Theater Project, Mixed Blood Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Public Theater (NY), Goodman Theatre (Chicago, IL), Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Guthrie Theater, Ten Thousand Things Theater Company, and others. The Center also collaborates with local cultural institutions as the Walker Art Center and Minnesota History Center to develop theater that deepens their programming. FELLOWSHIPS, made possible by the McKnight and Jerome foundations, provide approximately $200,000 each year for residencies, commissions, and development funds. Through these fellowships, the Playwrights’ Center functions as a home for:
- Jerome Fellows (three to five emerging American playwrights);
- Many Voices Fellows (five Minnesota-based emerging playwrights of color);
- McKnight Advancement Grants (two Minnesota-based playwrights whose work demonstrates exceptional artistic merit and potential);
- McKnight National Residency and Commission (one playwright selected annually from an impressive national pool); and
- McKnight Theater Artist Fellows (three Minnesota-based professional theater artists recognized for their outstanding skill and talent).
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