The MacDowell Fellowships for 2023 have been announced with a host of theatre artists recognized.
The program, which provides artistic residency to fellows in order to support their craft, is distributed by discipline-specific admissions panels who choose artists in a blind process based solely on the content of their proposed projects and work samples.
This year's winning theatre artists include Amy Berryman, Anooj Bhandari, Amara Janae Brady, Steph Del Rosso, Carolina Do, Sam Grabiner, Jesse Jae Hoon, C.A. Johnson, Peter Kim George, Diana Lobontiu, Luz Lorenzana Twigg, Daaimah Mubashshir, Aya Ogawa, Carmen Pelaez, Kevin Renn, Christopher Shinn, and Ken Urban.
The 2023 application pool was the second largest in MacDowell's history, with more than 2,000 applications filed. The awardees range from ages 21–72 and come from around the world, with more than 50% identifying as women, close to 30% identifying as men, and the remaining 20% identifying as gender expansive. Nearly 60% are people of color.
“The incoming group showcases the wonderfully diverse and immensely creative artists that have been a feature of the MacDowell culture for several years now,” says Executive Director Chiwoniso Kaitano. “In continuing our legacy of awarding Fellowships to some of the world’s most innovative and original minds and art makers, we are welcoming a remarkable group of artists this autumn and winter and hope they find the quiet, inspiration, and community that has worked its magic for so many others in the past. This is a group we anticipate will be leaving their own indelible marks on world culture for years to come.”
For more information, including the full list of 154 awardees, visit MacDowell.org.