Jerome Fellowships

Jerome Foundation

The Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellowships are awarded annually, providing emerging American playwrights with funds and services to aid them in the development of their craft. Four $18,000 fellowships will be awarded for 2016-17, in addition to $1,750 in development support. Fellows spend a year-long residency in Minnesota and have access to Playwrights' Center opportunities, including workshops with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors.

The Playwrights’ Center has awarded these fellowships in partnership with the Jerome Foundation since 1976. Past recipients include Lee Blessing, Lisa D’Amour, Kristoffer Diaz, Dan Dietz, Sarah Gubbins, Naomi Iizuka, Melanie Marnich, Rhiana Yazzie, Martín Zimmerman, and August Wilson.

A year in residence at the Playwrights' Center is enough to change someone's life if they maximize the opportunities that are available to them. I can say in confidence that my Jerome Fellowship at the Playwrights' Center was the starting point of my career as a playwright.
—Josh Wilder
Jerome Fellow, 2014-15

Questions may be addressed to Artistic Programs Administrator Julia Brown at

November 19, 2015
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