The Stephen Mindich Literary Project Residency
A Special Provincetown Residency
In 2020, thanks to a generous donation from The Honorable Maria Lopez, we created the Stephen Mindich Literary Project in honor of her late husband, the trail-blazing newspaper publisher and founder of The Boston Phoenix.
While the project also encompasses our Winter Play Dates reading series and our annual rendition of The 24-Hour Plays, the centerpiece of the Project is the Paula Vogel Playwright Residency, established in 2019.
The Residency provides a mini-fellowship to a promising young playwright. Along with travel accommodations, the playwright is provided a stipend and housing in order to spend time developing new work. While in residence, the playwright will have the opportunity to engage with the local community through one or more public appearances at the Theater.
Regrettably, there was no residency in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. No unsolicited submissions are accepted.
Stephen Mindich. (Photo by Dina Rudick/The Boston Globe)
2019 Residency Winner -
Miranda Rose Hall
Miranda Rose Hall (she/her) is a playwright and screenwriter originally from Baltimore, MD. Her plays include A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction (finalist for the 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize), Plot Points in Our Sexual Development (finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award in Drama), The Kind Ones, and Menstruation: A Period Piece. A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction is currently touring Europe as part of the Sustainable Theatre? project created by British director Katie Mitchell, French choreographer Jérôme Bel, and Théâtre Vidy in Lausanne, Switzerland. Miranda is writing commissioned works for Yale Repertory Theater, Playwrights Horizons Soundstage, Baltimore Center Stage, and LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater as a Berwin Lee New York London Commissioned Playwright. Her work has been produced nationally and internationally by theaters including Théâtre Vidy, Piccolo Teatro in Milan, Centaur Theatre in Montreal, LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater in New York, Baltimore Center Stage, and the Magic Theatre in San Francisco. She has developed work with New York Theater Workshop, The Kennedy Center, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Playwright's Realm, We the Women / Center Theatre Group, National New Play Network, Woolly Mammoth, Two River Theater, and the Orchard Project. In 2020, she was honored with a Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. She has written for television on Showtime and ABC. Her essays have been published by 3Views on Theatre and HowlRound.
In addition to writing, Miranda is a founding member and artistic leader of LubDub Theatre Co, a New York-based physical theater company that animates stories of science, myth, and magic. She has taught at Georgetown University, Wesleyan University, and Macalester College. She graduated with her BA from Georgetown University and her MFA from the Yale School of Drama. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.