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 $16,000 fellowships will be awarded for 2015-16, in addition to $1,500 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.

I found the Jerome Fellowship to be an incredibly rewarding and transformative experience—one which has yielded tangible benefits in the short term and I am fairly confident will permanently alter the course of my career for the better moving forward.
—Martín Zimmerman
Jerome Fellow, 2012-13

Questions may be addressed to Artistic Programs Administrator Julia Brown at

November 20, 2014
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