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Saturday, February 22, 2014

THE DOUGLASS WALLOP FELLOWSHIP

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The Douglass Wallop Fellowship at Washington College is awarded in odd-numbered years to a playwright.

The Fellowship enables drama students at Washington College to work with and learn from successful playwrights like J.T. Rogers and KJ Sanchez, who spend several days on campus.

The Douglass Wallop Fellow spends approximately five days at Washington College, holding individual conferences with drama students. The Fellow also gives a public reading and a craft talk. The Fellowship includes a $2500 stipend, overnight accommodations, and travel.

The Fellowship is named for the American novelist and playwright Douglass Wallop (1920-1985). He was the author of 13 works, the most famous being The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant (1954), which went on to be adapted by Wallop and co-writer George Abbott into the Tony Award-winning musical “Damn Yankees.” Wallop himself graduated from the University of Maryland and for many years lived on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Applicants should send a cover letter (outlining qualifications and reasons for interest in position) as well as a sample of their work to Assistant Director Lindsay Lusby. Work samples may be a full play or selected scenes from a larger work. It is preferred that writing samples be no more than 20 pages. Application materials must be mailed to:

The Rose O’Neill Literary House
Washington College
300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, Maryland 21620

For the spring 2015 Douglass Wallop Fellowship, applications will be accepted if postmarked by March 1, 2014.

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