$1,000.00 Stipend

APPLICATION DUE: Tuesday, June 8, 2022

Apply here.

transforming theater ensemble logo - butterfly Are you a student who has an interest in social justice and a story to tell? Do you want to be a part of making MSU more diverse, equitable, and inclusive?  

Transforming Theatre Ensemble (TTE) is partnering with the Department of Theatre to develop and present a series of student-written and student-performed short plays that will be presented in showcase performances for members of the MSU community as a part of the Department of Theatre’s ‘22-’23 theatrical season.

These ten-minute plays will have a continued life as a part of Transforming Theatre Ensemble's repertoire, and may be performed in the context of hybrid performance-workshops offered by the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives for students, faculty, staff, and administrators at MSU.

Check out this article to learn more about TTE.

What are the specifics & logistics?

  • The fellowship will last the duration of the 2021-22 academic year.
  • A stipend of $1,000.00 will be paid to each playwright. 
  • No theatre experience required. Just bring your curiosity about playwriting as a mode of storytelling. 
  • There will be some online events and some in-person events. 
  • Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Approximate Time Commitment/Draft Timeline

  • September & October 2022: Writing workshop every Thursday, 5-6:30pm
  • November & December 2022: To-be-scheduled one-on-on meetings; independent writing
  • January 2023: Writing workshop every Thursday, 5-6:30pm
  • March 2023: To-be scheduled invited reading & critical response sessions
  • April 6, 13, and 20, 2023: Final showcase performances

How to apply:

Click here to apply!

Due date: Applications will close on Tuesday, June 8, 2022.

Please send any questions to Transforming Theatre Ensemble Artistic Director Lynn Lammers at