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Mellon & HowlRound Announce 2nd Round of Playwright Residencies

The program will support 18 playwrights at host theatres around the country.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and HowlRound have announced that $5.58 million has been awarded to support the National Playwright Residency Program (NPRP). The grants will fund residencies for 18 playwrights at theatres across the country. Resident playwrights will receive three years of full-time salary and benefits, as well as artistic development funds to be used at their discretion. The host theatres will produce at least one work by the playwright throughout their residency.

The residency program was established in 2012 as a pilot program in collaboration with HowlRound. Nine of the resident playwrights from the inaugural program have been renewed, and an additional nine were selected as part of the second cohort. The Mellon Foundation selected resident playwrights through an open application, and the playwright and theatre pairings were chosen by an outside peer panel.

The renewed playwrights from the 2012 program are:

The new playwrights as part of the second round are:

The program will be documented online at

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