The program will combine hands-on experience at WTF with the mentorship of BTU’s founding members.
The artists-in-residence will make their way to Massachusetts, while the fellows will work from New York City.
The company’s 50th anniversary season will be presented when it is safe to welcome audiences.
Forced to cancel the summer season, the festival will work with Audible to provide the season digitally.
The award, presented by Williamstown Theatre Festival, includes a cash prize and a commission to write a new play.
Headlined by Audra McDonald and Susan Stroman, the festival will feature a total of 5 world premieres.
Watching and helping John Guare build his plays inspired his erstwhile assistant to do the same.
The summer slate, including 5 world premieres, will feature performances by Uma Thurman, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jane Kaczmarek, S. Epatha Merkerson, and more.
The new fellowship, named in honor of the late composer, will support emerging theatre artists.
The grants will enable extra development and rehearsal time for 9 productions of new works.