The Year-Long ROO Writer's Residency
This one-year residency empowers feminist writers of all intersections to develop bold, innovative work for the stage or screen that center women (either living or historical), and highlight untold, or underrepresented, narratives and perspectives. The residency provides a space and comprehensive support for a chosen writer to delve into their artistic vision.
Financial Support: $5,000 in artist funds to fuel the creative process.
A 3 Week Residency September 1st - 22nd at Bechdel Project HQ (Includes housing & unlimited studio time)
An Artistic Home: Access to the Bechdel Project's vibrant spaces in Brooklyn and Germany for writing, workshops, and readings. Bechdel Project is a "whole being" inclusive space with built in practices and community culture to support artists who: are caregivers (to littles or elders), work multiple jobs, prioritize their mental health and well being or have specific access needs.
Curated Mentorship: Tailored guidance from the Bechdel Project team, including dramaturgy, producing, and logistical support.
Community Connection: Opportunities to engage with a network of feminist artists and creators.
Public Platform: A culminating public reading of the developed work at Bechdel Project.
The residency is open to writers over the age of 18.
The residency is open to feminist writers (of any intersection) whose work centers women, non-binary or underrepresented genders through a feminist lens and whose proposed script passes the Bechdel Test. Global Majority and LGBTQ+ writers are especially encouraged to apply.
The residency is open to writers in any area of the world and in any stage of their careers; however, priority will be given to those whose needs most align with our provided resources.
We do not accept scripts that have already been produced or that are currently in pre-production. We do consider and are eager to read incomplete scripts!
March 1 - Applications Open
March 15 - Applications Close
March 27 - Finalists Selected
April 13-21 - Finalist Interviews
May 1 - 2024 Residency Recipient Announced
Applications for the 2024/25 Residency will open on March 1, 2024
“At every turn, the Bechdel Project has demonstrated their steadfast belief in the play, the importance of its subject matter, and confidence in me as an artist. As a result, I have achieved my strongest and most relevant work to date. This wouldn’t have been possible without the ROO Residency.”