The Foundation’s primary goal is to provide a transformational opportunity for playwrights to spend a year focused on their writing and producing their play. The residency program is awarded to New York City theaters who sponsor a playwright of their choice. The award integrates the selected playwright into the theater’s day-to-day operations and includes a full-time salary. The goal is for each playwright to gain experience and insight into all aspects of the nonprofit theater world. Each playwright residency culminates with a full production of their play by their sponsoring theater company.