Tutterow Fellow Presentation
Directed by Adrianne Cury, James Fleming, Ana Velazquez, & Miguel Nunez
Join us excerpts from our newest cohort of Tutterow Fellows!
(Nine) by Kimberly D. Dixon-Mays
Man and Moon by Siena Marilyn Ledger
Good Grief by Riley Mondragon
Macha by Nancy García Loza
Cephianne's Reflection by Mallory Raven-Ellen Backstrom
About the Tutterow Fellowship
Designed to support the emergent playwright, this two-year fellowship emphasizes training, practice and mentorship. Ideal candidates display significant potential for developing their craft, their voice and their network of collaborators during their fellowship at Chicago Dramatists. Two-thirds of each cohort are reserved for historically un-represented voices: writers of color, LGBTQIA, differently-abled, and/or neuro-divergent.
Fellows are enrolled in year-round classes, workshops and writers’ groups as part of a curriculum that is tailored to their individual needs as a writer. They receive a new-play commission, career development seminars, masterclasses and a mentor from the professional industry. The program culminates in a celebratory weeklong festival of public readings.
Fellows must prioritize their writing during this fellowship over all other artistic endeavors as they concentrate on expanding their body of work as a playwright.
The Tutterow Fellowship is named after the late Russ Tutterow, the first and long-time artistic director of Chicago Dramatists. The program honors Mr. Tutterow’s commitment to identifying and nurturing talent that might not otherwise get the opportunity to grow. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Joyce Foundation.