In response to the timely need for innovation in the world of theater, The Dramatists Guild Foundation has designed an opportunity for some of the most brilliant Black, Indigenous, Asian, and Latiné innovators of theater to radically imagine solutions to the equity, social justice, and change in theater.
The Catalyst Fellowship is the brainchild of the Dramatists Guild Foundation board member Branden Jacobs-Jenkins with research support and thought partnership from from playwright, Nick Kaidoo. This unique fellowship was developed to create an opportunity to support dramatists that identify as the global ethnic majority who are interested in using their platform to incite political and social change in their communities.
Through this fellowship, the Dramatists Guild Foundation will award 10 dramatists a financial award of $30k each year over a period of 2-years totaling $60,000 for each fellow. With this financial support, we hope that each fellow can continue to address key issues around disrupting marginalization, inequity and disenfranchisement—and boldly create and pilot courageous ideas that transform theatre. These funds cannot be used toward productions or play development.
Due to the nature of this opportunity, dramatists should have a minimum of at least 5 years’ experience working in theater and must identify as a member of the global ethnic majority which include those who identify as Indigenous, Black, Latiné, Asian, and Pacific Islander or mixed-race or multiracial. Dramatists interested should contact Jacquelyn Jordan (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on their eligibility.