Built on the collaborative strength of two New York City theatre organizations, the Fordham/Primary Stages MFA program in playwriting offers emerging writers the opportunity to develop and produce original work under the guidance of respected industry professionals. Fordham’s theatre program has a successful history of artist training. Primary Stages is an award-winning Off Broadway theatre and play development organization dedicated to inspiring, supporting, and sharing the art of playwriting. Together, these two institutions provide tremendous opportunities for training, networking, artistic development, and counseling for new play contests and residencies.
In this two-year program, you’ll train with renowned writers, producers, and dramaturgs, while exploring the theatre community and productions available only in New York, the theatre capital of the world. With only two writers accepted each year, you’ll benefit from personal attention throughout the program.
• Mentorship from program directors, faculty, and Primary Stages creative and management teams.
• Dynamic range of courses designed to provide you with strong dramatic writing skills for the stage, television, and screen.
• Two staged productions of original plays by each student over the course of the program
• These original productions feature local professional directors in New York professional venues.
• Full access to productions, events, and community at Primary Stages
• Opportunity to meet other industry professionals—writers, producers, dramaturgs, directors, managers, and agents— and discuss how to build your writing career
• Access to other professional New York City theatre productions
• Two-year program for full-time students
• Curriculum requires four courses per semester for a total of 64 credits
Director, Fordham Theatre
Co-Director, Fordham University/Primary Stages MFA in Playwriting
Co-Director, Fordham/Primary Stages MFA in Playwriting
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling, until spaces are filled