Many Voices Program

Jerome Foundation

Supported by a grant from the Jerome Foundation, the Playwrights' Center's Many Voices Program is designed to increase access and greater support of Black people, people of color, and/or Indigenous people (what's this?) in the contemporary theater, both locally and nationally, through financial support, education, and opportunities to develop new work with theater professionals.

"The Playwrights' Center has been an artistic home for me in numerous ways, and I cannot stress how wonderful the partnership of the Jerome Foundation with the PWC is. Both of you have funded and nurtured two years of immense growth in my artistry. I've only gotten bolder and better as a playwright. I've become more vulnerable and willing to explore and share what my unique identity has taught me about life and the world."
– Cristina Florencia Castro
Many Voices Fellow 2015-16 and 2020-21

Many Voices Fellowships

Many Voices Fellowships support early-career Black playwrights, playwrights of color, and/or Indigenous playwrights with previous playwriting experience or training.

Deadline: December 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. CST
Learn more »

Many Voices Mentorship

The Many Voices Mentorship offers writing and development support to Minnesota-based beginning Black playwrights, playwrights of color, and/or Indigenous playwrights.

Deadline: December 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. CST
Learn more »

An information session about both programs was held on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. CST on Zoom. A recording of that session is below.

Questions may be addressed to Artistic Programs Manager Julia Brown at

December 1, 2022
Many Voices Fellow
Many Voices Fellow
UCP Membership, Many Voices Mentorship
Many Voices Fellow