Application Requirements

M.F.A. and Certificate in Drama

An applicant to the Playwriting department should submit an application that includes an original play, either an original full-length or two original one-acts.  Adaptations and collaborations may be submitted, but are reviewed only as supplementary to original and individual work. Musical scores, tapes, and CDs of musical works may be submitted, but cannot be returned. Any mailed writing samples and other materials are not returned.

Special attention is given to the applicant’s statement of purpose. The resumé should include a list of plays written and produced, as well as all other theater experience, such as acting, directing, or positions held within the theater. Three (3) letters of recommendation must be submitted.

The Playwriting department does not provide critiques of the writing samples.

The Playwriting Admissions Committee invites finalists for an interview in New Haven. Interviews for finalists living abroad are conducted wherever possible. Additional writing samples may be requested of a finalist.