Thank you to our 2020/2021 residents.

As we reconfigure after a challenging year online, we look to accept applications for 2021/2022 residency in the Fall. Looking forward...

Writing Residency Program 2020-21

For our fourth year we are proud to announce The Writing Residency Program 2020 - 2021 (supported by NYSCA and A.R.T. NY); furthering our commitment to the development of new Black playwrights for the American theatre.

It is a rare opportunity burgeoning playwrights have to hone their craft under their own vision through provided resources from an organization that only seeks to uplift their voices.  For that I owe Liberation Theater Company an unlimited amount of gratitude. 

Nathaniel Johnson - Residency Playwright 2017/18

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For the Writing Residency Program 2020/21 we selected four early-career playwrights (Karen Chilton, Gethsemane Herron-Coward, Malcolm Tariq, and Travis Tate) and provided them with dramaturgical and professional support over a ten-month period, during which time they each were required to complete a new full-length play. 


Beginning in May 2020, they attended monthly group meetings to share and refine their works-in-progress in a collaborative, energized setting; met individually with LTC's Producing Directors who provided additional support for their artistic needs, concerns and process; and was given the resources of a director and professional actors during a table reading as their play began to take shape. 


Additionally, through connections with the larger New York City theatrical community, LTC provided mentorship and sought to support inspire, and assist the playwrights in any way a small and dedicated company can. 

The Residency concluded in March 2021. Upon successful completion of the program, each playwright will receive an honorarium.