Productions are a crucial part of the program. In each of the three years, our playwrights and their plays are nurtured and guided through the process of new play development, from inception to fully realized production. With only three writers at a time, this is an environment free from competition for resources or for productions.
In the years two and three, the playwright will develop a full-length script (one each year) for production that, upon approval, will be part of the department’s mainstage season. With these productions, it is our intention to foster meaningful and lasting collaborations between the M.F.A. candidates in all areas (playwriting, directing, acting, and design). We prepare the playwright for the world of new play development, and provide the means to create a production-tested portfolio with which to enter professional theatre.