- Public readings—Giving the playwright the insight into his or her play that only comes with rehearsed presentation and audience feedback in a public forum
- Workshop/rehearsal space—Free access to MDC’s meeting areas and black-box theatre for private read-throughs and script meetings.
- Staff-supported structure and guidance—Regular meeting with the MDC artistic director to discuss the progress of your work and professional goals.
- Advocacy to theatres—Submission and recommendation of work to regional and national theatres and competitions on behalf of resident playwrights with the imprimatur of MDC.
Applications must include the following materials:
- A completed application form.
- Two full-length plays of any type, at least one of which must be an original work. Screenplays do not qualify—nor do collaborations.
- A brief resume or biography (one or two pages) listing playwriting accomplishments and activities and any experience in related writing or theatrical fields.
- A letter of intent (one or two pages) describing what you hope to accomplish through MDC and how you will use your residency.
- A letter of recommendation from a theatre or literary professional (who is not currently affiliated with MDC), written specifically for this application.
Download the 2016 application form here.
Send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
*To be considered in MDC’s 2016 applicant pool, a completed application form and two scripts must be received by the February 29 deadline. However, if necessary, supporting documents—a bio/resume, letter of intent, and letter of recommendation—may be submitted by email no later than Friday, March 11, for the application to be complete.