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Virginia & Washington DC – Submissions for Screenwriting Fellowship – July 18th-Sept. 15th – Paid

Cadence Announces Call for Submissions for the Pipeline New Works Fellowship Program
2022-2023 Program to Include Playwrights and Screenwriters from Virginia and Washington DC

Cadence is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the next round of the Pipeline New Works Fellowship Program, created and led by Chris and David Lindsay-Abaire. To continue to serve diverse audiences, Pipeline New Works will expand to reflect Cadence’s commitment to screenplay, film, and web content. The upcoming cycle spans three years with two cohorts of writers: playwrights and screenwriters. Writing, developing, and producing new works for stage and film under the mentorship of preeminent professionals in each field will be the focus for this cycle of Pipeline New Works.

Application Period Opens: July 18, 2022
Virginia and Washington D.C area applicants must submit the following:
1.) A 10-page writing sample of either a play or screen/teleplay
2.) A summary of the work (no longer than 1 page)
3.) Biographical information
Applicants may submit for playwriting and screenwriting, but will only be accepted into either the playwriting or the screenwriting cohort. All applicants must be at least 18 by January 1, 2023.
4.) Submissions should be sent to cadencepipeline@gmail.com

Deadline for Submission: September 15, 2022
Playwriting and Screenwriting Fellows announced: October 15, 2022
Selected Pipeline members for 2022-2023 will each receive a $500 stipend.

The Fellowship will kick off in January 2023 with a welcome gathering of mentors, team leaders, and fellows. David Lindsay-Abaire will present a story structure lecture.
Writing of new work commences with monthly meetings of each cohort under the guidance of team leaders – one dedicated to the playwrights and the other to screenwriters. Several of these meet-ups will include Q&As with professional playwrights and screenwriters whose work the Fellows will have read for the occasion. Lead Mentors for each cohort will have individual check-in sessions with each writer as they work through drafts of their new work.

In 2023, the Lead Mentors will choose one play and one screenplay from the works written to commission for further development with an eye for theatrical and film production the following season. The development process includes continued mentorship and a retreat with actors and mentors to workshop the commissioned play and screenplay.

DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE is a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, screenwriter, lyricist and librettist. His most recent work, a musical adaptation of his play Kimberly Akimbo with composer Jeanine Tesori premiered at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York, and will move to Broadway this coming fall. His play Good People premiered on Broadway, was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, The Horton Foote Prize, The Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, and two Tony nominations. His play Rabbit Hole received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, five Tony nominations, and the Spirit of America Award. David also wrote the book and lyrics for Shrek the Musical (Jeanine Tesori, composer), which was nominated for eight Tonys, four Oliviers, a Grammy, and earned David the Kleban Prize as America’s most promising musical theatre lyricist. David’s other plays include Ripcord, Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World, and A Devil Inside, among others. In addition to his work in theatre, David’s screen credits include his film adaptation of Rabbit Hole (starring Nicole Kidman, Oscar nomination), Dreamworks’ Rise of the Guardians, and The Family Fang, among others. He is also, along with Tanya Barfield, Co-Director of the Playwriting Program at the Juilliard School.

Website: https://cadencetheatre.org/pipeline-new-works-fellowship