What you’ll gain
Our three-year MFA in Playwriting Program will actively engage you with playwriting workshops, classes and seminars, actors in the classroom, and theatrical productions on a yearly basis. As a graduate, you will join a distinguished group of alumni playwrights that includes Karen Zacarias, Lydia Diamond, Russell Lees, Ronan Noone, Melinda Lopez, Zayd Dohrn, Molly Smith Metzler, John Kuntz, and Joyce Van Dyke, among others.
You will collaborate with artists connected with every aspect of a play—directors, actors, set and lighting designers, and more. You will gain the skills of a professional playwright and theatre scholar, and be ready for a career in the theatre and teaching at the graduate level.
You’ll be enriched by:
- Newfound, unleashed strengths as a writer
- A firm knowledge of theatre history, criticism, and modern drama
- Hands-on experience in workshops and productions
- Collaboration on all levels
- At least three workshopped, ready-to-go evenings of theatre
- A fully rendered production of your best work
- Annual entry into the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival’s Playwriting Awards Program
- The possibility of professional productions at professional companies (the many members of our BU Professional Theatre Initiative, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, the Potomac Theatre Project, and New Repertory Theatre to name just a few)
- A plan for what to do next (within a community of friends with whom to accomplish it)