The Confluence Regional Writers Project was developed in 2018. Our goal is to further foster a regional culture of playwriting by providing support and inspiration to emerging playwrights in St. Louis and its radiating regions through a Playwriting Fellowship, an Emerging Playwrights Cohort, and new plays commissioned and developed by the Festival.
This program is specifically designed to give playwrights a chance to get feedback, collaboration, public readings of their new work and a dedicated space to develop their skills with others in the field.
About the Project
2020 Cohort members have committed to:
• Attend a weekend retreat in October 2019 in St. Louis.
• Travel to St. Louis once monthly, November 2019 through November 2020, for writing sessions, workshops, and mentorship activities.
• Complete a full-length play for a public reading in November of 2020.
The Confluence Regional Writers Project is not reserved for adaptations of Shakespeare, or work related to Shakespeare.
Special consideration will be given to playwrights who are interested in doing community-based playwriting based on interviews and research, in the spirit of Cornerstone Theatre, The Civilians, or our own Shakespeare in the Streets.
Diversity is one of our leading values, in terms of race, gender identification, age, and relative physical ability.