Playwriting Residencies

Since 2002, the William Inge Center for the Arts has hosted outstanding playwrights as part of the Inge House Playwrights-in-Residence. To date, over 50 playwrights have lived in Independence for extended residencies at the William Inge Family Home. They each received a play development workshop of one of their scripts and distraction-free time for writing.

The residency hopes to provide the opportunity to develop a playwright’s new plays in the same surroundings that inspired young William Inge to his Pulitzer Prize winning work. 

The residency is supported in large part by an ArtsWorks grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the William Inge Festival Foundation, and Independence Community College.

We are not accepting applications at this time.


Past Playwrights-in-residence

In alphabetical order.