The Foundation’s primary goal is to provide a transformational opportunity for emerging 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 an emerging 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.