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Broadway Licensing New Works Grant

Scholarship for Producing Original New Works

Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2022

The WVU School of Theatre & Dance, in collaboration with West Virginia Public Theatre and Sean Cercone (WVU MFA Acting Alum and CEO of Broadway licensing), is proud to offer a $2500 scholarship plus a $2500 budget for production to a deserving current student with a pitch to produce an original new production. 


  • New live works of all kinds: written plays, devised work, puppetry, movement pieces, adaptations of classics.
  • Submissions for individuals only, not producing teams or collaborators.
  • All full time BA, BFA or MFA majors in the WVU School of Theatre & Dance in good standing. 
  • Minimum overall GPA: 2.5 (If undergraduate, the minimum number of completed credit hours will be: 30)

Successful submissions usually contain:

  • A detailed proposal (typed, with standard fonts and margins)
  • Work samples
  • Flexible and broadly applicable performance (due to possibility of future licensing and production)
  • A scope of the collaboration involved (including stipends for other artists)
  • A detailed and realistic budget using the proposed grant money

Finalists will be asked to pitch their work (over Zoom) at the beginning of the Spring Semester and to include a sample of the work they would like funded.

To be submitted by email or in person to Irene Alby (Chair of the LAB Theatre Committee) at or to other members: Cathy O'Dell, Tiffany Deligatti, and Alan McEwen.

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