Director and Playwright Incubator/Mentoring Program 2021

The Shattered Glass Project


About the project and the company

Are you a theatre artist looking for professional opportunities in playwriting or directing, but struggling to ‘get your foot in the door’/find such opportunities?  Do you have an interest in developing lasting collaborative relationships with peers at a similar stage of their career, and in making connections with a broader professional network of theatre artists in the Seattle area?  Have you faced systemic barriers to being hired to artistic leadership roles or to getting your scripts produced on the basis of your gender?

If you said yes to the above questions, The Shattered Glass Project welcomes you to apply to our 2021 Incubator/Mentor program!

The Shattered Glass Project Incubator/Mentoring program is a newly re-envisioned professional development program intended to hone skills and foster connections among emerging directors and playwrights who have been marginalized on the basis of their gender (including cis and trans women, non-binary folks, and trans-masculine folks). 

Over the course of 6-8 months, beginning in June 2021, program participants will have the opportunity to: 

  1. hone their skills in foundational discipline-specific workshops with teaching artists who have active careers in the fields of directing and playwriting;
  2. develop a network of mutual career support and artistic collaboration with their peers during monthly cohort meetings;
  3. and get hands-on experience writing/directing a new work to be produced as part of TSGP’s mainstage season at the I/M program’s culminating short play festival!

We are looking forward to hearing from you: we can’t wait to meet Seattle’s next generation of theatremakers!

For priority consideration, please submit your application via google form by 11:59pm on MAY 7th, 2021.  If you are unable to meet this deadline, you are still welcome to submit until 11:59pm on May 14th, 2021, but priority consideration will be given to applicants who apply by May 7th.

For more information or to apply (app closing ) head over here:

If you have any further questions about the program or application process feel free to email us: Rebecca O’Neil at and Alex Kronz at

Job Description

This is a professional development program. The program is offered at no cost to participants. Participants will not be paid for their involvement. The culminating short play festival production budget, teaching artists, and staff are funded through the generous support of individual donors. TIME COMMITMENTS: Participants in the 2021 TSGP I/M Program are expected to attend at least two meetings per month over Zoom for the duration of the program. In an average month, these meetings will consist of: 1) 1 REQUIRED facilitated cohort meeting (usually 2 hours); 2) 1 REQUIRED discipline specific workshop (2-4 hours in length); 3) 1 OPTIONAL discipline specific workshop (e.g. directors are invited but not required to attend the playwrights' workshops and vice versa)

Required Qualifications

The 2021 TSGP Incubator/Mentor program is intended for people who: * have faced barriers to career advancement in theatre (especially to being hired for artistic leadership roles) on the basis of their gender; * are not currently enrolled (or planning to be enrolled between June 2021 and February 2022) in an MFA, BFA or other collegiate program; * have paid or unpaid experience with theatre outside of a classroom context, in any role; * are interested in pursuing playwriting or directing professionally; * want to approach (or already approach) their art and career with an intersectional social justice lens, and are committed to ongoing growth and learning in this area; * can commit to 8 months of learning, meeting with peers and developing new theatrical work over zoom in 2021 (could range from 6-12 contact hours with cohort meetings and workshops per month, varying throughout the program, as well as additional rehearsal time for directors to develop new work); *are interested in creating engaging theatre for digital spaces; *are able to participate in meetings, workshops, and rehearsals over zoom;

Other details

Additionally, participants in the TSGP I/M Program commit to spending time outside of these meetings doing self-directed work. To give you a general idea, this will include activities such as:

* Writing and revising a script for the short play festival;

* Scheduling/planning/directing rehearsals for the short play festival;

* Meeting for one-on-one feedback with the Artistic Mentoring Associate;

* Attending/observing 1 rehearsal of each other director-playwright team in the cohort;

* Revising, writing and curating professional materials for future use in your career (such as your resume, work samples, statements of purpose etc.);

This program is designed not just as an educational program for individuals but also to build personal and artistically collaborative connections amongst a cohort. Because of this, each participant's experience in the program depends on the presence and engagement of their peers.

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Seattle WA

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