Playwriting Workshops: Application & Guidelines

Session 1: July 11-15, 2011 (5 days)
Session 2: July 18-29 (12 days)


Materials to Submit:

1. Please download and fill out the application form.

2. Up to 20 pages of a scene, play or musical work in progress. All work should be laid out in legit play script format, double-spaced in 12-point font with your name and page numbers on each page.

3. Please include an up-to-date résumé or bio with your application:

• You may attend both sessions, taking two workshops.
Please note on your application that you are applying
to both.
• Secondary consideration is given to an indication of how you will benefit from the
experience of joining us. Please provide a statement of purpose describing what you
hope to accomplish in the workshop and what motivates you to apply.
• Partial scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, please include a personal statement and a letter of recommendation attesting to the strength of your work along with the other materials. Members of the MFA program who enroll in both sessions are eligible to
apply for financial aid. Visit the SBU financial aid office for more information.
• Make checks or money orders, drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to Stony Brook
Foundation. Include the workshop in the Memo line of the check.

Guidelines for Application form:

• Date of birth: All applicants, including non-credit, must be at least 18 years of age
and must register for the entire duration of the course. We also need this information
for housing and drink/food purposes.

• Question 1: We recommend that you stay on campus, to immerse yourself in the
experience. The schedule is packed, with events all day and every evening. For
commuters, breakfast and lunch is included in the cost of tuition. Dinner is not

• Question 2: Partial scholarships are generally modest, and are intended to defray the
costs of staying on campus.

• Question 3 and its subsets: Workshops may be taken for 3 graduate-level academic
credits. To earn the credits, participants must attend all workshop meetings, complete
all assignments, earn a passing grade, and attend all electives, including evening
events. Stony Brook undergraduates who are accepted can get permission from their
departments and the Graduate School to apply these credits toward their Bachelor’s.
Students at other universities should check with their institutions for how to apply
these credits. Out-of-state students will pay $786 for the credits.

• Question 4: We have a terrific program, if you’re interested in studying year round.

• Workshop Preferences: Please mark your first and second choices. Note that courses
are offered in two separate sessions, one meeting July 11-15 for 5 days and the other
July 18-29 for 12 days. If one of those session dates doesn’t work for you, please
choose workshops from the other session. If you would like to attend BOTH sessions,
select a first and second choice from among Session 1 offerings and another first and
second choice from among Session 2 offerings.


• Early Acceptance: April 15
• For Scholarship Consideration: May 1
• All Other Applications: June 1

Early application is encouraged, as workshop space is limited. Notification of acceptance
will ordinarily be mailed within four weeks. Applications received after May 12 will be
considered on a rolling basis if space is available.

Tuition and Fees:

Application Fee: $25 (non-refundable)

Session 1, ON-campus (tuition, room & board): $1655

Session 1, OFF-campus (tuition & partial board – breakfast & lunch): $1355

Session 2, ON-campus (tuition, room & board): $2595

Session 2, OFF-campus (tuition & partial board – breakfast & lunch): $1875

Sessions 1 & 2 combined, with bridge housing: $4550

Out-of-State residents eligible for graduate credit: Additional $786 per 3 credits

Optional Single Room Guarantee: $375/session (non-refundable). Depending on
enrollment, there is the possibility that some participants will be placed in singles without
paying this fee, but this payment guarantees you will not be doubled.

Deposits, Payments and Refunds:

• A non-refundable tuition deposit of $400 is due upon acceptance.
• Refunds cannot be provided for those who must leave the conference early.
• Tuition deposits received after a workshop fills will be returned promptly.
• Remaining tuition and fees must be received by June 15, 2012.