The Public Theater
Providing a platform to showcase relevant, diverse storytelling that addresses the most important issues of our day has long been integrated into The Public Theater’s mission. With the support of Time Warner Foundation, their Public Writers Initiative was launched in 2007 and breathed new life into the theater’s production archives with a pipeline of developing talent and programs that support a diverse range of writers. Since its initial partnership, Time Warner Foundation has provided support toward The Public Theater’s Public Studio and Emerging Writers Group, creating space for rising writers to join the conversation shaping contemporary American theatre in widely different styles. This sort of creative dynamism is significant in providing voices a platform to become leaders in artistic movements.
The Public Studio supports new artists with a space for low-risk productions so that writers have the experience of seeing their works come to life on the stage. The Emerging Writers Group is a residency for early career writers to refine their craft through readings, workshop, and a retreat that connects them with professional mentors, a network and invaluable resources. The Public Theater’s commitment to presenting new work by new voices is reflective of their audience, each individual might see a bit of him or herself on stage, and Time Warner Foundation celebrates that success.
For more information on The Public Theater and their Public Writers Initiative, please visit their website: http://publictheater.org/