ACADEMICS: The MFA in Playwriting at Indiana University

The MFA in Playwriting at Indiana University

An intensive three-year program of coursework, productions, and professional engagement.  Full tuition waver and substantial assistantship (approx $13,400 per year.) New deadline for applying: February 1st. For more information:  http://www.indiana.edu/~thtr/academics/MFA_playwriting.shtml

KEN WEITZMAN, Head of Program

Ken’s plays include The Catch (The Denver Center Theatre Company), Fire in the Garden (Indiana Repertory Theatre), The As If Body Loop (Humana Festival), Arrangements (Atlantic Theatre Company), Spin Moves (The Summer Play Festival), Stadium 360 (Out of Hand Theater), Memorabilia (Alliance Theatre), Hominid (Out of Hand Theatre/Theatre Emory/Oerol Festival Netherlands.)

These plays and others were developed with The New Harmony Project (board member), Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, Arena Stage, the Geva Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum, New York Stage and Film, Hartford Stage, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Page 73 Productions, Out of Hand Theatre, the Lark Play Development Center.

Awards include The L. Arnold Weissberger Award for Arrangements, Henry Award (best new play in Denver) and an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award for The Catch, the Fratti/Newman Political Play Contest Award for Fire in the Garden.

Commissions include Arena Stage, the Alliance Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Theatre Emory, and South Coast Repertory (the Elizabeth George Commission for an Outstanding Emerging Playwright.)

Ken received his MFA from UCSD and currently heads the graduate playwriting program at Indiana University.