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Playwriting MFA

MFA PLAYWRITING OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, January 26 at 5:30 PM at Hunter North.  R.S.V.P.  to for more  information.

The Rita and Burton Goldberg MFA in Playwriting is an affordable, selective two-year program that fuses rigorous academic theatre classes with intensive, hands-on writing workshops. Our distinguished playwriting faculty -- Master-Artists-in-Residence ANNIE BAKER and BRANDEN JACOBS-JENKINS, plus Distinguished Lecturer BRIGHDE MULLINS -- work with a small cohort of students who develop their voice, vision, and craft under the personal mentorship of these accomplished writers.

Program Overview


Admission Requirements


Degree Requirements
& Sample Program of Study


Faculty & Staff

For more information, please contact Brighde Mullins, Program Director at

For more information about applying to the program visit the graduate admissions website.

MFA Playwrights class of '15 & '16 with founding Playwright-in-Residence Tina Howe, Rita Goldberg, and Hunter President Jennifer Raab.

Program Overview

We are looking for playwrights with original voices who want to spend two years experimenting and challenging their own assumptions about what theater is and can be. We are looking for playwrights who love to read, and who want to read more. This is a program about thinking, debating, writing, and rewriting.

First-year students will spend their fall semester in a writing workshop focusing on shorter pieces and one-acts with Annie Baker, and their spring semester in a writing workshop that focuses more on full-length plays with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. The small group we admit are asked to form a tight-knit, supportive community of artists who are excited about supporting one another and giving constructive feedback.

We supplement this program with a wide range of cultural offerings and professional development made possible by our New York City location.


Faculty & Staff


For more information, please contact Brighde Mullins, Program Director at

For more information about applying to the program visit the graduate admissions website here.

Ready to apply? Start the online application process

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