The University of Iowa

Iowa Playwrights Workshop

The Iowa Playwrights Workshop is an intensive three-year program dedicated to educating playwrights for the professional theatre.

Program News

Five Reads for Friday: Oct 2, 2020

Five Reads for Friday: August 14, 2020

5Q Interview: Emma Silverman, Playwrights Workshop

5Q Interview: Ikram Basra, Playwrights Workshop

5Q Interview: K.T. Peterson, Playwriting MFA Candidate

Program Highlights


   Three-year program offering MFA in Playwriting

   Graduates include the playwrights Tennessee Williams, Lee Blessing, Sherry Kramer, Charles Smith, John O'Keeffe, David Hancock, Naomi Wallace, Rebecca Gilman, David Adjmi, Kirsten Greenidge, and Samuel Hunter

   Film and television writer-producers graduates include Richard Maibaum, Norman Felton, Barry Kemp, and Rick Cleveland

Iowa Playwrights Workshop

The Iowa Playwrights Workshop—The University of Iowa's MFA Program in Playwriting—is an intensive three-year program dedicated to educating playwrights for the professional theatre.

The objective of the program is to train talented playwrights as writers and collaborative theatre artists who will lead the American theatre in the creation of new works and the training of future generations of writers and artists.

107 Theatre Building
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319.353.2401
Email: art-borreca@uiowa.edu