Last Chance to Apply for 2012 Northpoint Playwriting Residency

Saturday, November 19, 2011 is the last day to submit applications to the 2012 Northpoint Voices Inside Playwright Residency.  We are looking for one playwright to spend eight days next July with the male inmates in the playwriting program at Northpoint Training Center, a medium security prison near Danville, Kentucky.


This residency, which includes a $2,000 stipend, airfare, meals, car rental and lodging, offers a true exchange between the prisoner-playwrights and the resident playwright.  This rare opportunity is vital for the men in the Voices Inside program; it helps them grow as playwrights.  And, it exposes them to  the work of a playwright in a new way.  The residency also offers the resident playwright a unique opportunity: the chance to expand his or her worldview and make a difference.

Learn more about the residency in this great article by Karen Tortora-Lee of The Happiest Medium.  She says it so brilliantly:

The men in Northpoint have the time – let them give you something through this experience that will change the way you think, change the way you live, and quite possibly change the way you write.


Q&A Session for Playwrights Interested in Residency on November 6

We are excited about the 2012 Northpoint Voices Inside Playwriting ResidencyApplications are due by November 19th at 6:00 pm Eastern Time.  We understand that playwrights may have a few questions about the experience, how it works and what to expect.  An information session about the residency will be held on Sunday, November 6th from 2pm – 4pm in New York City.  There will be a brief presentation about Northpoint followed by a Q&A.  Then, we will stick around to answer additional questions one on one with interested playwrights.

Please join us at Theaterlab (137 West 14th St., between 6th & 7th Ave., Subway: 1/2/3 or A/C/E or F/M to 14th St. or L to 6th Ave.) in Studio C from 2pm – 4pm (you are not required to stay the whole time!) on Sunday, November 6th.  We look forward to meeting you then.

Pictured at left, 2011 Playwright-in-Residence Mac Rogers (centered in jeans) having fun with the students at Northpoint.