Confluence Writers Project – An Opportunity for Playwrights in Missouri and Illinois

St. Louis Shakespeare Festival is looking for applications from Missouri and Illinois residents for their Confluence Writers Project.

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The Festival will award three residencies to emerging playwrights who are residents of Missouri or Illinois for the third annual Confluence Writers Project.

As part of the program, Cohort members will:
• Participate in a weekend retreat near St. Louis, if deemed safe and desirable.
• Meet monthly, either teleconference or in-person for daylong writing sessions, workshops, and mentorship activities.
• Participate in a knowledge-sharing opportunity for students in our Shakespeare Squadron youth program during one masterclass workshop in Spring 2021.
• Complete a full-length play for a public reading in January of 2022 during the Confluence New Play Festival (Cohort playwrights must be available for at least five days during that time for rehearsal and performance of their work.)
• Receive a $3,000 stipend.