Submissions Being Accepted for CATCO, GCAC 2017 Playwright Fellowship Program

CATCO, in partnership with the Greater Columbus Arts Council (the Arts Council), is accepting submissions for the 2017 Playwright Fellowship program through Decemeber 30, 2017.

CATCO will award one $5,000 fellowship and commission a previously unproduced, full-length play by a local playwright. The recipient will be announced March 5, 2018, with a staged reading of the completed work to be produced June 24, 2018. To be eligible an applicant must be a Franklin County resident for at least one year.

Students enrolled in a degree- or certificate-granting program at the time of application or during the grant award period are not eligible to apply. In addition, musicals or adaptations of other written work will not be considered, and works submitted must have been created within the last three years.

Selection criteria will include originality, likelihood of future productions, clarity of voice and general interest in the subject matter. Interested artists are asked to submit a cover letter and the following:

     -Breakdown of characters with brief descriptions
     -Up to 10 pages of sample dialogue
     -Brief synopsis (one or two paragraphs) of the play to be considered
     -Cover page that provides the playwright's name, address and contact information. (Plays will be considered without the playwright’s information attached to insure impartial selection.)

Collaborative works may be submitted, but only one award is possible. Collaborating playwrights must submit a joint cover letter and clearly indicate the names of the collaborative writers.

Submissions should be mailed to:
Joseph Bishara, CATCO Associate Producing Director and Playwright Fellowship Coordinator
77 S. High St., 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

If you have questions, please email