The MFA in Playwriting at Indiana University
An intensive three-year program of coursework, productions, and professional engagement.Â Full tuition waver and substantial assistantship (approx $13,400 per year.) New deadline for applying: February 1st. For more information:Â Â http://www.indiana.edu/~thtr/
KEN WEITZMAN, Head of Program
Kenâs plays includeÂ The CatchÂ (The Denver Center Theatre Company),Â Fire in the GardenÂ (Indiana Repertory Theatre),Â The As If Body LoopÂ (Humana Festival),Â ArrangementsÂ (Atlantic Theatre Company),Â Spin MovesÂ (The Summer Play Festival),Â Stadium 360Â (Out of Hand Theater),Â MemorabiliaÂ (Alliance Theatre),Â HominidÂ (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 AwardÂ forÂ Arrangements, Henry Award (best new play in Denver) and an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award forÂ The Catch,Â the Fratti/Newman Political Play Contest Award forÂ 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.