The Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive, July 8-16 REMINDER Applications are due April 1

Reminder: Applications are due Friday, April 1

Friday July 8-Saturday July 16, 2011
Led by Gary Garrison,
Executive Director for Creative Affairs, The Dramatists Guild
Associate Director: Cathy Norgren

Guest Artists are being determined, but the recent teaching roster has included: Theresa Rebeck, Lee Blessing, Julie Jensen, David Dower [Arena Stage], Mark Bly [Alley Theatre], Melanie Marnich, David Ives, Dael Orlandersmith, Carl Hancock Rux, Karen Zacarías, Ken Ludwig, Carlos Murillo, Caleen Sinette Jennings, Kate Snodgrass, Heather McDonald, Marsha Norman, Howard Shalwitz [Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company] and many others.

A ten-day playwriting intensive at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Participants are university students, faculty and emerging professionals from across the country.

The program consists of rigorous writing workshops and discussions of the art, craft and business of playwriting with the Program’s Director, Gary Garrison and a wide range of distinguished guest artists.

Classes will meet 10am-12:30pm, 1:30-6pm daily. Informal concert readings of participants’ work will be scheduled in the evening during the ten-day period.


Travel, housing and meals are the responsibility of the participant. Space in the George Washington University Residence Halls, in the Kennedy Center neighborhood, has been reserved for the participants at a range of $32-$70. For those whose budgets will allow, there are a number of hotels in the Kennedy Center vicinity.

To Apply:
-a writing and/or teaching resume
-a letter of motivation for attending the Playwriting Intensive
-ten pages of a playwriting sample

by: April 1, 2011.

By attached PDF or Microsoft Word documents


Invited participants will be notified by April 29rd.

(Early submission and acceptance notification is possible if applicants’ home institutions have earlier professional development funding deadlines. Please inquire.)