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Emory Playwriting Fellowship 2021-2023 

Department of Theater Studies and Creative Writing Program seek applicants for two-year Fellowship in Playwriting at Emory University in Atlanta 

Application Deadline: December 1, 2020 


Emory University offers a two-year Playwriting Fellowship in connection with its BA in Playwriting, a joint major offered by Theater Studies and the Creative Writing Program. Beginning in Fall 2021, the Fellowship offers a $45,000 salary, health benefits, and $1,000 annual travel fund. The Fellow will have a 2-1 teaching load, including both playwriting workshops and literature courses such as “Contemporary Drama.”  The Playwriting Fellow will give a public reading for the Creative Writing Reading Series, and work with Theater Emory and its Playwriting Center, including the contribution of a new play to the “Brave New Works” New Play Festival.  Fellows may be asked to direct student honors theses and/or other mentoring activities. 

A two-year commitment is assumed but the contract renewal for the second year is contingent on a positive review of the first year. 


Required:  MFA in Playwriting, or equivalent degree, within the past 8 years, and related teaching experience.   

Desirable:  Promising record of production and/or play development in regional or national theater. 

Application Instructions: 

Submit electronic dossier, cover letter, CV, two letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to   

Writing sample should be submitted without identifying name and should be a full-length play.   

In your cover letter, or in a separate statement, please reflect upon how the fellowship will facilitate your professional development, and your teaching experience and philosophy. Include your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.  

The December 1st deadline is firm. Late applications will not be considered. 

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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"Let America Be America Again" a Voting PSA directed by Theater Studies professor, Caitlin Hargraves:


"Let America Be America Again" by Langston Hughes

Directed by Caitlin Hargraves

Edited by Gabrielle Bodet

Cast: Caitlin Hargraves, Mary Lynn Owen, January LaVoy, Julia Byrne, Garrett Turner, Amna Sadig, Sabrina Parra, Sara Culpepper, Justin Chen, Daryl Nana Tangpi, Hannah Chang, Bonnie Charles, Aman Kewalramani

This project is sponsored in part in by a grant from the Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts.