Thursday, March 6, 2014

Low-residency MFA program in Writing for Stage and Screen at NHIA, application deadline 4/1

A new low-residency MFA program in Writing for Stage and Screen offered by the New Hampshire Institute of Art was launched last June with a select group of talented students from throughout the US and Canada.  The program is unique in that its emphasis is not only on nurturing each student writer and his or her creative output, but also on the testing of that work with an ensemble of professional actors, directors, and other theatre and film artists gathered to give voice and feedback to student material at each residency.  The program’s faculty and professional mentors are established national-level playwrights and screenwriters, including New York-based playwright Arthur Giron, who co-wrote the book for the musical Amazing Grace, currently scheduled  for a Broadway opening next season, and Hollywood screenwriter Clare Sera, who co-wrote the screenplay for the upcoming Adam Sandler film Blended to receive its national release this May.  The program is committed to personalized individual attention and to facilitating the launch of each student’s career through the faculty’s vast national network of working professionals in theatre and film.  All residencies are held in the culturally-rich mountain village of Peterborough, NH in the heart of New England.  Enrollment is on a rolling basis with an April 1st application deadline for a June 2014 residency start.  Scholarships are available.  Full program description and complete faculty listing with bios can be found at http://mfa.nhia.edu/writing-for-stage-and-screen.