Application & Guidelines
5-day Playwriting workshop with David Adjmi: July 9-13
12 day Playwriting + Festival: July 9-20
12 day Residency/Festival: July 9-20
Materials to Submit:
1.We have entered to the digital age and applications are now done through our online form. Please make sure you have all your documents collected and ready for uploading before you begin, to make the process as easy as possible. Please apply online here
2. Up to 20 pages of a scene, play or musical work in progress. If you are applying to be part of the Festival your submission must be part of the piece you are looking to have read here in Southampton. 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. Please submit PDF or Word Docs only. No Final Draft accepted.
3. Please include an up-to-date résumé or bio with your application:
• 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 or festival 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.
• 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: David Adjmi workshop may be taken for 2 graduate credits and the Festival can 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.
• For Scholarship Consideration: March 1
• All Other Applications: April 1
Early application is encouraged, as workshop space is limited. Notification of acceptance
will ordinarily be mailed within four weeks. Applications received after April 1 will be
considered on a rolling basis if space is available.