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Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation

The Sundance Institute Playwright's Retreat at Ucross Foundation, Wyoming, is an 18-day writing colony where five playwrights and two theatre composers convene each year to put pen to paper, and where a Sundance Institute dramaturg is available to respond to work at an early stage of the creative process. The Ucross Foundation Retreat includes both emerging and established artists, creating an environment of peer mentorship, professional growth, and unfettered, unpressured creativity.

Under the ongoing guidance of Sundance Institute and Ucross Foundation Executive Director Sharon Dynak, the Retreat takes place each February and provides a unique opportunity for Sundance Institute-supported playwrights and composers.

Artists are selected by invitation only.

Important Dates

The Playwrights Retreat at Ucross will take place February 4-22, 2013. No open submissions will be accepted. Artists are selected by invitation only.

Artistic Director Philip Himberg and a Sundance Institute dramaturg provide on-site feedback and support throughout the Retreat.


Click here for a list of past projects at the Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation.