ATC Patrons Playwright's
Fellowship Background: The ATC Patrons Playwright
Fellowship is to support the work of playwrights who have an
on-going commitment to write distinctive, ambitious main stage
plays, by providing the opportunity for a playwright to join ATC
for a period of six months, while they write a new play which has
the potential for main bill presentation by ATC.
The fellowship is for six months and will take place
during 2015 at a time that is mutually agreed with the successful
applicant. The writer will receive a weekly stipend to a
total of $24,000 ($1000/week) while resident at ATC. ATC will
also provide a place to write, access to development
resources of the Literary Unit and the opportunity to participate
fully in the life of the company.
The fellow will be expected to complete the first draft of their
proposed play during the fellowship.
The fellow will also be encouraged to take part in the
on-going work of the Literary Unit including workshops of new
plays, script assessment and programming. There is the
expectation that the successful applicant will engage with the
wider theatre-making and playwriting community during the course of
the fellowship, to support the development of wider playwriting
Applicants must be NZ citizens or permanent residents over 18
years of age.
Applicants must have had a professional production of previous work
within the last 3 years
Applicants must be resident in Auckland or be able to make
themselves Auckland-based for the period of the
Final selection will be made by a panel convened by Artistic
Director Colin McColl. The panel will also include a senior
theatre practitioner and an ATC Patron.
The selection process will include interviews of shortlisted
candidates with announcement of the successful applicant before the
30th of November.
How To Apply:
Applicants are requested to submit in writing by 5pm on Monday
20 October 2014 the following information:
• A proposal for a main stage play including a
story outline, detailed character notes, a research proposal and
development timeline and process (minimum 6 pages).
• A list of potential collaborators and possible
creative approaches to the development of the play they would
like to explore during the fellowship.
• A personal statement about what the playwright might
hope to achieve or gain by working within ATC (and alongside the
Literary Unit) for six months, including any writer focussed
development initiatives or events that the writer would like to
pursue during the fellowship.
• Current biography and CV.
• A support letter from a recent collaborator or
Applications are to be sent to Literary Manager Philippa Campbell with the
subject heading 'PLAYWRIGHT'S FELLOWSHIP'.
The successful candidate will be offered a contract for the
duration of the fellowship with standard employment or contractor
conditions, whichever are applicable.
ATC will retain the option to produce the play for the period of
the fellowship and for twelve months after the fellowship has been
completed, with the first right of renewal.
ATC and the writer will mutually agree terms should the parties
wish to embark on any development or workshopping treatments
of the writer's play once the fellowship has been completed.
ATC and the writer will mutually agree terms for any subsequent
productions of the play by ATC that arise as a result of the