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Applications for The Virgin Labfest 14 Writing Fellowship Program are now Open!

Applications for The Virgin Labfest 14 Writing Fellowship Program are now Open!

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Applications are now open for the Virgin Labfest 14 Writing Fellowship Program, a two-week mentorship program on the study and practice of dramatic writing for the stage.

The fellows will take part in lectures, discussions, and workshops on playwriting and script critiquing. They will also be given tickets to this year’s festival plays and selected rehearsals, as well as the opportunity to participate in the talkback and interaction with known playwrights, directors and selected actors. The program will be held from July 3-15 and will culminate in a staged reading of the fellows’ works on July 15 at the CCP Bulwagang Amado Hernandez at 6 PM.


  1. be a college student or a young professional;

  2. be 29 years old or below;

  3. not have had any play produced by a professional theater company;

  4. not have had any play published in a literary journal;

  5. not have won in any national/ international playwriting/ screenwriting competition;

  6. be able to submit the following requirements via email to ccp.artist.training@gmail.com :

               a. Fully accomplished Application Form (Click here to download)

               b. One (1) to two (2) sample stage plays, full or excerpts, with the following requirements:

      • Written either in Filipino or English;
      • In .doc format (12 points, double-spaced, 8” x 11” paper);
      • The maximum number of pages of the submitted sample stage play(s) is 10 (whether one or two plays).
      • The real name / identity of the applicant must not be written on any part of the sample work(s).

7.   be present for the entire duration of the program, rehearsals and performance for the Culminating Showcase.

*Only complete application requirements will be considered. A minimal registration fee of P1,200 will be required of all fellows.

           Deadline: 11:59 PM, May 18, 2018
           Announcement of accepted applicants:  June 8, 2018

The Virgin Labfest is a highly distinguished annual festival of unpublished, unstaged, untried and untested works of playwrights, directors and actors. It has gained its reputation by producing provocative and outstanding ‘virgin’ plays mostly which have been recognized by the Palanca Awards for Literature. The Virgin Labfest 14 Writing Fellowship Program is a project of the CCP Artist Training Division of the Arts Education Department.

For inquiries: www.culturalcenter.gov.phccp.artist.training@gmail.com, 832-1125 local 1605.

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