February 13, 2010


July 9-17, 2010

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: Lee Blessing, David Dower, Mark Bly, Melanie Marnich, David Ives, Dael Orlandersmith, Carl Hancock Rux, Karen Zacarías, Ken Ludwig, Carlos Murillo, Caleen Sinette Jennings, Heather McDonald, Marsha Norman, Howard Shalwitz and many others.

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

Playwriting Intensive participants will be accepted in two tracks in 2010 (all tracks will have sessions with each of the guest artists):



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 intent
-ten pages of a playwriting sample

by: April 1.

By attached Microsoft Word or PDF documents

To: ghenry@kennedy-center.org

Invited participants will be notified by April 23rd.

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

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