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 will provide them with dramaturgical and professional support over a ten-month period, during which time they will each be required to complete a new full-length play. 


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


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

The Residency will conclude in February 2021 with public readings of each playwright's finished play. Upon successful completion of the program, each playwright will receive an honorarium.