Performance Dates are ongoing throughout the season in conjunction with the playwrights’ development process

Cohesion is excited to continue our work with local playwrights to bring new works to area stages.  To that end, we will select two to three local playwrights over the Summer of 2017 for the Fellowship from open submissions, culminating in a workshop series in the second half of the season. Each playwright will be given dramaturgical support throughout the writing and revision process and will be assigned director. A cast will be assembled as scripts develop. Playwrights will be able to submit drafts in various stages to both dramaturg and director for feedback, and arrange readings with the cast throughout the season. Cohesion is seeking playwrights with ideas for full length scripts or scripts in very early stages which can be developed throughout the season. The goal is not to have playwrights submit finished plays, but rather to create new ones through the workshopping process.

Each script that has been developed will receive a workshop production in the spring of 2018. Each performance will be followed by a talkback with the director, cast, and playwright to hear audience reactions and thus further the development of the piece.

The Fellowship’s aim is to provide comprehensive development opportunities for new and existing local playwrights to create new, full-length works for the stage.

Submissions Process:

Interested playwrights should submit a script sample equating to approximately 10 minutes of stage time along with a resume and cover letter outlining what the playwright hopes to accomplish as part of the fellowship. The sample can be a 10-minute play or an excerpt from a longer work. Because Cohesion is interested in developing entirely new works throughout the season, this does not need to be an excerpt from the script the playwright is interested in workshopping. Depending on the volume and nature of applicants, Cohesion may request additional material or interviews with playwrights.

Interested directors should follow the submission guidelines for directors outlined on Cohesion’s website:

Playwriting samples should be submitted to Brad Norris at no later than July 14, 2016.