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Literary Development

“They say that art should stand the test of time. Life lasts a limited amount of time. Mountains and trees and earth will outlive human beings, but we don’t know if they will be here always. Art does outlast the life span of its maker. Art should communicate to an increasing circle of strangers–people who do now know the artist, but come to know the work, and through the work, come to know something about the humanity of the artist that rings with their own humanity.”   –  ANNA DEAVERE SMITH, Letters to a Young Artist

Nationally, just 17% of the plays produced on America’s main stages are written by women. So as history is written on the stage, who is telling our story? The story of women our journey from the cradle to the grave.

Woman’s Will is committed to helping women writers tell their stories by encouraging and assisting the development of their plays through mentorships, workshops and reading.

Each year Woman’s Will select 3 writers to mentor. The writers will receive advice from an established writers plus 2 private readings of their play leading to a blocked reading for the public

If you are interested in becoming one of our writers please send a sample of your writing and a letter detailing what you hope to achieve through our literary development program.

Applications are Due Jan 1, 2012 for the 2012 season.

info@womanswill.org

Subject line – Literary Development

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