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Jerome Many Voices Fellowships and Mentorships


The Playwrights' Center Jerome Many Voices Fellowships are awarded annually to significantly benefit early-career writers of color with previous playwriting experience and/or training. Both Many Voices Fellowships will provide a $18,000 stipend and $2,500 in play development funds, and other benefits. The Fellowship will also focus more heavily on building connections with theater leaders and companies in the Twin Cities and nationwide. The Many Voices Mentorship is awarded to one Minnesota-based beginning playwright of color. The mentorship focuses on the nuts and bolts of playwriting through a curated package of writing and development services intended to aid the participant toward the completion of a play script. The mentorship provides a $2,000 stipend as well as free access to over $1,500 in services designed to introduce beginning playwrights to the craft of playwriting. These services include a staged reading with professional actors, two six-week classes taught by leading playwriting professionals, an array of one-night seminars, and a two-year Playwrights' Center membership. The mentorship recipient attends quarterly meetings with Many Voices Program Mentor as well as scheduled consultations with other Playwrights' Center artistic staff.

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  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student, a graduate student or a postgraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college, two-year college or a vocational-tech school
  • CheckmarkMust be at least 18 years old
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkRestricted by race for Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander or American Indian/Alaska Native students
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in Minnesota
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Arts, Communications, Humanities, Literature/English/Writing, Performing Arts
  • CheckmarkRestricted by ethnic heritage: Latin American/Caribbean, Lebanese, Lao/Hmong, Mongolian, Mexican, Nicaraguan, New Zealander, Sub-Saharan African, Syrian, Turkish, Vietnamese, Yemeni, Arab, African, Chinese, Cypriot, Haitian, Hispanic, Indian, Israeli, Japanese, Korean

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Contact Julia Brown
Artistic Programs Administrator
Tel: 612-332-7481 ext. 115 Address The Playwrights' Center
2301 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406