BCA Playwright Residency 2024

Associated Residency Program

The BCA Playwright Residency supports rising playwrights by providing space to write, rehearse, and workshop a new work. Support is tailored to the selected artist, including mentorship, professional development to create, produce and reach expanded audiences, as well as further their creative process. This program aims to provide a container for playwrights who are invested in developing experimental work that sheds light on underrepresented stories and narratives. The playwright must create a new work while in the program. 

As part of the program, the awarded playwrights will have access to free space for a mid-year workshop, as well as a final staged reading. The playwrights will have access to a studio space located in the BCA Artist Studios Building, located at 551 Tremont St. The studio space will be shared between both playwrights, and it is already equipped with desks, chairs and power. The playwrights will also be able to work with up to 5 collaborators for the mid-year workshop and final stage reading.

ARTISTIC ETHOS:

Our goal is to gather a diverse and inclusive community of artists for the purpose of supporting innovative work across disciplines, connecting artists with peers and resources, and providing a vibrant platform for new art in Boston. 

Applications will be evaluated based on artist’s demonstration of:

  • Experimentation. Does the artist’s practice display innovation, openness to new ideas, perspectives, and techniques?
  • Responsiveness. Is the artist’s work releva
Deadline
Residency Length
1 year - 1 year
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
2
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Discipline
Acting
Playwriting
Theater
Companions
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Only open to artists based in country the program is located
Family Friendly
N/A
Stage of Career
Emerging
Mid-career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
N/A
Accessible Housing
N/A
Studios/Special Equipment
Shared Studios
Theater
Type of Housing
No housing provided
Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
2
Artist Stipend
0
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application