THEATER NEWS: CATCO, GCAC announce $5,000 playwright fellowship

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

CATCO and the Greater Columbus Arts Council announced today they will award five-grand to a local playwright for a previously unproduced, full-length play as part of the 2013-14 Playwrights Fellowship program. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 15. The winner will be announced in January with a staged reading of the play, which will premiere in June 2014.

Here's more from the press release:

Though not part of the commission, the selected play will be considered for a full production at a future date.

Students enrolled in a degree- or certificate-granting program at the time of application or during the grant award period, are not eligible to apply. In addition, musicals or adaptations of other written work will not be considered, and works submitted must have been created within the last three years.

Selection criteria will include originality, likelihood of future productions, clarity of voice and general interest in the subject matter. Interested artists are asked to submit a cover letter and the following:

Breakdown of characters with brief descriptions

  • Up to 10 pages of sample dialogue
  • Brief synopsis (one or two paragraphs) of the play to be considered
  • Cover page that provides the playwright's name, address and contact information. (Plays will be considered without the playwright's information attached to insure impartial selection.)

Collaborative works may be submitted, but only one award is possible. Collaborating playwrights must submit a joint cover letter and clearly indicate the names of the collaborative writers.

Submissions should be mailed to:

Lauren Yobbagy, Playwright Fellowship Coordinator


77 S. High St., 2nd Floor, Columbus, OH 43215

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