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Will Power Announced as Dallas Theater Center's New Playwright in Residence

Funded by The Mellon Foundation

Will Power The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Dallas Theater Center a grant to support a three-year playwright residency.  Award-winning playwright and 2010 Meadows Prize recipient Will Power will be DTC’s new playwright in residence.

When Kevin approached me to join the staff of DTC as a full-time, three-year resident playwright, and described his vision for my involvement as a member of his artistic team, I saw the chance for an artistic home,” says Power.  “This position offers me the opportunity to focus beyond one project and have a longer trajectory with DTC.  As a member of DTC’s artistic team, I will join a staff of actors, directors and educators to review plays, critique performances, plan seasons and design programs. That is an opportunity that playwrights rarely have and I can see how it will be transformational to me as an artist and a playwright.”

Power will be the first of several playwrights to fulfill multi-year residencies at DTC. Beginning with Power, DTC will add a new playwright every one and a half years, creating a rotation that allows playwrights to work together and support each other’s work.