Transforming MSU Playwriting Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 6/8/22
  • Company: MSU Transforming Theatre Ensemble
  • Location: East Lansing, Michigan

Transforming MSU Playwriting Fellowship
APPLICATION DUE: Tuesday, June 8, 2022
$1,000.00 Stipend

Are you a student who has an interest in social justice and a story to tell? Do you want to be a part of making MSU more diverse, equitable, and inclusive?

Transforming Theatre Ensemble (TTE) is partnering with the Department of Theatre to develop and present a series of student-written and student-performed short plays that will be presented in showcase performances for members of the MSU community as a part of the Department of Theatre’s ‘22-’23 theatrical season.

These ten-minute plays will have a continued life as a part of Transforming Theatre Ensemble’s repertoire, and may be performed in the context of hybrid performance-workshops offered by the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives for students, faculty, staff, and administrators at MSU.

What are the specifics & logistics?

  • The fellowship will last the duration of the 2022-23 academic year. 
  • Playwriting fellows will participate in writing workshops and other events throughout the year as a part of the process.
  • There will be some online events and some in-person events.
  • A stipend of $1,000.00 will be paid to each playwright.
  • No theatre experience required. Just bring your curiosity about playwriting as a mode of storytelling, and a passion for social justice.
  • Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
  • Due date: Applications will close on Tuesday, June 8, 2022.

Please send any questions to Transforming Theatre Ensemble Artistic Director Lynn Lammers at Approximate Time Commitment/Draft Timeline

  • September & October 2022: Writing workshop every Thursday, 5-6:30pm
  • November & December 2022: To-be-scheduled one-on-on meetings; independent writing
  • January 2023: Writing workshop every Thursday, 5-6:30pm
  • March 2023: To-be scheduled invited reading & critical response sessions
  • April 6, 13, and 20, 2023: Final showcase performances

Over the course of the academic year, between workshops, events, and independent writing and research time, playwriting fellows will invest 40-50 hours participating in Transforming MSU.