Playwright Residencies

RLTP Congratulates 2017 National Playwright Resident RAJIV JOSEPH on the world-premiere production of his National Residency play Archduke at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles!

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PLAYWRIGHTS OUTSIDE OF WESTERN NEW YORK

Following our support of 2017 National Resident Rajiv Joseph and the development of his new play Archduke, RLTP looks forward to soliciting applications for our National Residency program again in Fall 2017. The 2018 National Residency will be open to all playwrights living in the United States. Specific application information will be posed in Fall 2017 – please check back for updates or email jelston@roadlesstraveledproductions.org with questions. All applicants to the 2016-2017 National Residency are encouraged to apply to future National Residency opportunities for no additional application fee. Please keep sending us your plays. We appreciate reading them and learning about your work!

RLTP 2017 NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHT RESIDENCY PROGRAM

RLTP is grateful to have received so many strong applications from a wealth of accomplished American playwrights for its 2017 National Residency. In our 2016-2017 season, we were happy to provide development support to Rajiv Joseph for his new play Archduke.

Road Less Traveled Productions is excited to announce its 2017 Regional Playwright Residencies:

Jon Elston
Donna Hoke
Bella2
Bella Poynton
Darryl Schneider
Ibn Shabazz
David Oliver
Mary Poindexter McLaughlin

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PLAYWRIGHTS LIVING IN WESTERN NEW YORK Since 2003, RLTP has supported the development of new plays by writers from Western New York. Twenty-six of those full-length plays Jon Elstonhave debuted in world premiere productions on the RLTP stage. RLTP continues its commitment to new play and playwright development with its ongoing Regional Residency program.When a Playwright is selected for our Regional Residency program, RLTP commits up to a year of ongoing development support to their current work-in-progress. There is no charge to the Playwright. Regional Residencies are intended to support the Playwright’s personal goals for their project. Although RLTP maintains its mission to produce new plays by WNY playwrights, being selected for Regional Residency does not represent a guarantee that RLTP will produce the play in development. A selected Playwright may receive additional support following their initial yearlong Residency. RLTP will evaluate Residencies in progress to determine if additional support is possible.Regional Residencies are available to playwrights from WNY at the discretion of Artistic Director Scott Behrend. To determine whether you live within the WNY area, please consult the graphic below. RLTP is also interested in supporting the development of new adaptations of classic literature in the public domain. For more information, please email Literary Director Jon Elston at jelston@roadlesstraveledproductions.org .2017-2018 Regional Residency support will be offered February 15th 2017 through January 15th, 2018. Applications for 2018 Regional Residency support will be accepted and considered through December 15th, 2017. To apply, please complete the application form below and submit to Literary Director Jon Elston at jelston@roadlesstraveledproductions.org . CLICK TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATIONHistorically, RLTP has cultivated relationships with playwrights as far South as Jamestown and as far East as Rochester; now we extend our radius of interest an equal distance North and West. If you are a playwright living and working within the area illustrated above, RLTP is interested in your work. Yes, playwrights in Southern Ontario (including Toronto), RLTP wants to read your plays!

Historically, RLTP has cultivated relationships with playwrights as far South as Jamestown and as far East as Rochester; now we extend our radius of interest an equal distance North and West. If you are a playwright living and working within the area illustrated above, RLTP is interested in your work. Yes, playwrights in Southern Ontario (including Toronto), RLTP wants to read your plays!