• Our 2019-20 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows
    Our 2019-20 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows
    Fellowships recognize Minnesota theater artists whose work demonstrates exceptional merit.
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    Champion playwrights and new plays
    When you give to the Playwrights' Center, you support the brave, talented playwrights who are creating new work for the American stage.
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    Join our membership community
    Playwrights' Center membership is open to all. Connect with the 2,000 playwrights around the world who have found their artistic home here.
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    New Plays On Campus
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Cover Story

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The McKnight Theater Artist Fellowships at the Playwrights’ Center recognize Minnesota theater artists other than playwrights whose work demonstrates exceptional artistic merit. The fellowship provides a $25,000 award as well as access to $7,000 to...

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