The MFA in Playwriting is a three-year funded program. We are looking for students who define themselves as writers, and whose writing resists definition—but involves a keen, tireless attention to live performance.
This program is a place to study what writing for theater has been, while honing a creative practice that also feeds voraciously on the nontheatrical: all kinds of literature, art, rebellion, and thought. Above all it is a place—and time—to write like you've never written before.
For program inquiries, please contact Julia Jarcho, Head of Playwriting, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies.
Required for applicants from non-English speaking countries only; see the Graduate School website for details.
Letters of Recommendations:
Three Recommendations: At least one must speak directly to your work as a theater artist.
(2) The first should be a complete full-length script for live performance (a.k.a. a play). The second may be a part of a whole, and in any medium; if writing, no more than 15 pages, if visual no more than 15 images, if sound/video, no more than 15 minutes.
What are your writing goals over the next few years, and how can Brown's program serve them?
The program provides a financial aid package that covers tuition, health fee and health insurance for three years of full-time enrollment. In addition, the program provides stipends for fall and spring semesters for each year of full-time enrollment as well as a stipend for two summers (following first and second years). Funding is contingent on students remaining in good standing.