Many Voices Mentorship

Jerome Foundation

The Many Voices Mentorship is awarded to one Minnesota-based beginning playwright of color. The mentorship focuses on the nuts and bolts of playwriting through a curated package of writing and development services intended to aid the participant toward the completion of a play script.

The mentorship provides a $2,000 stipend as well as free access to over $1,500 in services designed to introduce beginning playwrights to the craft of playwriting. These services include a staged reading with professional actors, two six-week classes taught by leading playwriting professionals, an array of one-night seminars, and a two-year Playwrights' Center membership. The mentorship recipient attends quarterly meetings with Many Voices program coordinator Christina Ham as well as scheduled consultations with other Playwrights' Center artistic staff.

The Many Voices Mentorship was game-changing for me and gave me confidence and insight into how to begin to navigate a professional career as a theater artist, playwright, writer, and creator.
—Junauda Petrus
Many Voices Mentee, 2014-15

Many more details can be found in the application form below. Questions may be addressed to artistic programs administrator Julia Brown at

We are excited to launch our new online application process in October 2017.

Click here to access the Many Voices Mentorship application »

December 14, 2017
Many Voices Mentorship