2020/21 Playwrights Horizons Theatrical Fellowship Program

Playwrights Horizons
New York, NY 10036


Karl Baker OIson

Job Details


The Playwrights Horizons Theatrical Fellowship Program offers excellent practical experience in training for a career in the arts and affords an opportunity to learn from some of the top professionals in the American theater. Season-length fellowships are offered in:


Stage Management



General Management

Literary Management

Musical Theater


Digital Media

Fellowships will begin in either August or September of 2020 and continue through the production season, concluding in June of 2021.

Because our Fellows are fully integrated in the day-to-day life of the organization, a fellowship at Playwrights Horizons offers significant marketable experience in one’s chosen field. We are proud of the fact that many alumni have gone on to become some of the most active directors, writers, composers, and arts administrators in the country. In addition, many current staff members are former Fellows, including our artistic director, Tim Sanford.

On average, the Costumes, Casting, Literary, Musical Theater, Marketing, and Digital Media Fellows are in the building five days per week during normal business hours (10AM – 6PM). When involved with a show, Directing and Stage Management Fellows join the team for the six day rehearsal/performance schedule (usually Tuesday–Sunday). Fellowships in General Management are part-time (two days per week).

Playwrights Horizons offers all Fellows a $50 daily stipend to help offset the cost of housing and other living expenses. All Fellows also receive unlimited monthly MetroCards for the duration of the season. Other benefits include support for additional professional development, as well as numerous free or discounted tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.

We are excited to offer a limited number of $10,000 Multicultural Scholarships to outstanding applicants of color during the 2020/21 Season. Note that these scholarship funds will be awarded in addition to all other compensation listed above.

Application Timeline
March 2, 2020: Applications due for Directing and Stage Management Fellowships
March 16, 2020: Applications due for all other Fellowships

How to Apply
As part of the online application form, applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF. We also require contact information for three references. Those interested in applying for a Multicultural Scholarship are invited to compose a supplemental personal statement in PDF form. If selected to interview, applicants may be asked to provide writing samples or a portfolio.

More Information
For more in-depth information about each fellowship, a link to the application form, details about Multicultural Scholarships, and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit phnyc.org/fellowships.

Further inquiries can be directed to [email protected].

At Playwrights Horizons we believe that a broad spectrum of voices enriches the quality and vitality of our work. Playwrights has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in its staffing and to equitable and inclusive practices. We are interested in receiving fellowship applications from people of all races, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, classes, religions, and people with disabilities.

The facilities at Playwrights are fully accessible and ADA compliant.


September 8, 2020 – June 25, 2021