playwrights in residence.
ECC’s developmental Playwrights-in-Residence Program offers selected playwrights a three-year residency. Year one of the residency writers selected will make up the core team to develop the Mainstage script. This collaborative creation, using visual and historical prompts lead by the AD will be the central focus of that year.
Year two, writers will meet weekly for a month-long intensive lead by ECC’s Literary Director. Following ECC’s unique creative structure, the lab inspires participants to create work that strays from their usual wheelhouse. Working from a group-elected theme and weekly prompts provided by each participant, all writers generate an original one-act play by the end of the second year.
The third year of the residency, the playwrights receive a small stipend to produce the work they created in the first year. This play series takes place throughout the year, with a Spring and Fall month-long performance series of the writers new work.
Meet our current and past writers in residence below...