The Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowship for Works in Heightened Language
Monetary award to playwright: $3000 for works with a running time of at least 40 minutes.
Synecdoche Works may support further development of a submitted work at its discretion.
Conditions for Consideration
Submissions must be in a heightened version of the English language in order to provide a meaningful challenge to the actors. This includes, but is not limited to, works using meter, verse, rhyming schemes, pidgins, creoles, and code-switching.
Plays must contain at least 60% heightened language.
Submissions may be translations or adaptations of works in the public domain.
No works under 40 minutes are eligible.
Authors awarded a grant must be willing to participate in a brief rehearsal process culminating in an online video reading of their submitted work*.
Submitted works cannot be currently attached to a theater or production company.
Submitted works cannot have had a prior development cycle outside of an educational program.
Submit Your Play
We accept English-language plays from anywhere in the world.
Submission deadline for 2022: August 31, 2022. Submissions open in March 2022.
Submission portfolio must include:
- This Google form: https://forms.gle/qwWhmqBiLb6cViBg8
- The play in standard script format, upload via the Google form or emailed as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
- C.V. or resume.
Applicants under the age of majority in their home countries will need the permission of a legal guardian in order to accept an award from Synecdoche Works.
Submission constitutes acceptance of the Fellowship’s terms and conditions.
* Synecdoche Works will make reasonable efforts to facilitate an online video reading, but the reading is not guaranteed.