Middle East America: A National New Plays Initiative


Applications will be accepted September 3 – November 1, 2013.

Middle East America: A National New Plays Initiative is a first-of-its-kind tri-coastal collaboration involving San Francisco’s Golden Thread Productions, New York’s Lark Play Development Center, and Chicago’s Silk Road Rising. This initiative was designed to encourage and support the development of Middle Eastern American playwrights and Middle Eastern American plays, of the highest artistic caliber, and to enrich the canon of American dramatic literature.

In each three-year cycle, Middle East America provides an American playwright of Middle Eastern descent with:
• A $10,000 Fellowship
• Intensive developmental support from the Lark Play Development Center, Silk Road Rising Theatre Project and Golden Thread Productions over three years.
• Possible production at Golden Thread Productions and/or Silk Road Rising.

Winner will be announced in May 2014.

For more information and application guidelines, visit: www.middleeastamerica.org