Playwright Development Program (PDP)

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Contact:  Adriana Pérez | (305) 375-5019 |

Deadline:  April 4, 2023, 11:59 PM

FY 2023-2024 / FY 2024-2025 Playwright Development Program (PDP) Guidelines

The Playwright Development Program (PDP) is a series of two-day workshops conducted by nationally-renowned playwrights in conjunction with the Theatre League of South Florida and the Deering Estate at Cutler. The program is designed to provide intensive support for developing new work from Miami-Dade County’s growing and diverse community of playwrights. Local playwrights are invited to submit work samples for review by a panel that will admit a limited number of participants into the series.    

The PDP Cycle lasts two years and consists of three weekend workshops each year (a total of 6 weekend workshops) with exact dates to be determined.  Selected local playwrights  must agree to attend all workshops, at which they will be provided with the opportunity to develop their work further in intensive sessions with a nationally-renowned playwright.  Participation at meetings scheduled in addition to the workshops may also be required.  At the conclusion of the series, “workshopped” plays may be presented in professionally produced readings at the Deering Estate at Cutler.

Prior years’ Playwright Development Program cycles have featured the participation of Kenny Finkle, John Guare, Edward Albee, Maria Irene Fornes, Leslie Ayvazian, Nilo Cruz, Sheri Wilner, A.R. Gurney, Eduardo Machado, Arthur Kopit.

PDP Program Timetable*

PDP Program Year
October 1, 2023 - September 30, 2025
(two fiscal cycles)
Applications Available March 1, 2023
Consultation Period with Department Staff Telephone appointments only - email
No consultations will be scheduled after March 28, 2023
Deadline Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 11:59 PM

*Dates/times subject to change.

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