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Public Theater Aims to Incubate Emerging Playwrights

The Public Theater has announced a new program to "nurture promising talent in an effort to cultivate new voices for the American theater."

The Public intends to accept 12-15 playwrights to join the Emerging Writers Group for one year. Each will receive a $3,000 stipend and participate in a biweekly writers group led by the Public’s Literary Department and master classes with established playwrights. Additionally, they will have a chance to observe or assist playwrights in rehearsal for a production at the Public. Career development advice and artistic support will be provided by a variety of successful writers and the Public artistic staff. Works by Emerging Writers will be presented in at least one reading at The Public. Members of the group will also receive complimentary tickets to Public Theater shows and a supplemental stipend for tickets to productions at other theaters.

Applications are being accepted through August 31.