Deadline: November 30, 2024
Special Interests: Minnesota
Accepts Submissions of: Musicals / Plays /



Many Voices Fellowships are awarded annually to two artists of color with previous playwriting experience and/or training. One fellowship is awarded to a Minnesota playwright, and one fellowship is awarded to either a Minnesota or national playwright. Both Many Voices Fellowships provide:

a $10,000 stipend,
an additional $2,500 for living expenses,
$1,500 in play development funds
assistance building connections with theater leaders and companies in the Twin Cities and nationwide
The Many Voices Fellowship was created in 1994 in partnership with the Jerome Foundation in order to create a home for early-career playwrights of color who would provide the American theater scene with diverse voices and aesthetics. Since that time, the Many Voices program has provided over 140 fellowships for more than 100 emerging playwrights of color, offering class instruction, play development workshops, and mentoring opportunities. Many Voices fellowship recipients include Aamera Siddiqui, Jessica Huang, Naomi Iizuka, Daniel Alexander Jones, Aditi Kapil, Janaki Ranpura, Josh Wilder, and Harrison David Rivers. In response to a national field study commissioned by the Playwrights’ Center and the Jerome Foundation, the Many Voices Fellowships was significantly expanded in the 2013-14 fellowship year, offering a doubled award and opening to writers of color residing outside of Minnesota.

Comments from NMI Staff:

Mentorships available to beginning playwrights of color from Minnesota. Fellowships available to emerging playwrights of color from Minnesota and nationally. See website for details/award amounts and submission guidelines.

Submission materials: see website
Submission fee: No
Agent only: No

The contest is a two-year program (2023-2025). It is hard to determine the future submission deadline using the information provided.

CONTACT NAME: Amanda Robbins-Butcher
        Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Playwriting Residency
        Amanda Robbins-Butcher
        The Playwrights' Center
        2301 Franklin Ave. E.
        Minneapolis, MN 55406
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