I was lucky enough to be a part of NYPR’s inaugural year, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. As a young artist, it’s sometimes a tall order to ask to be taken seriously – I never felt that way at the Echo. In fact, the Echo – everyone who works there, the actors, the directors, the mentors – deeply values the voices of young people, particularly what we have to say about our vast array of diverse experiences. Not only did I get to workshop a new play with a room of professionals, but I gained five friends who I trust wholeheartedly to share work and life with. If you are in the age bracket to submit, and you are a writer, you would be silly not to submit.
Applicants must be at early stages of their career- may not have had previous professional productions.
Writers must submit the following by March 15th.
-Two writing samples (full length-plays, one-acts, ten-minute plays are all acceptable. They must be in .pdf format. No name, or any other writer contact information can be on the writing samples themselves)
-Cover letter describing your background, experience, what you hope to gain from this program, and the type of work you would like to create.
– A resume including creative/educational background
Please e-mail all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line National Young Playwright in Residence. We will schedule a phone interview with the final candidates the early part of April.