The Greenhouse2022-01-31T21:04:38+00:00

The Greenhouse


THE GREENHOUSE is a play development program at FIU Theatre supporting Florida playwrights. Three playwrights will be selected for one-week intensive residencies in June and July to workshop/revise a draft of a full-length play. A director, a dramaturg, and age-appropriate actors will work with the playwright over Zoom. The week will culminate in a streaming public reading of the revised work.Three scripts will be selected, and each playwright will receive a $500 stipend. The author will be able to meet with the director, dramaturg, and actors for three Zoom sessions over the course of the week before the final reading.

Submission Guidelines

Playwrights are invited to submit the following:

  • one full length script to be considered for the residency.
  • a statement outlining what the playwright would like to accomplish in the residency (150 words or less)
  • CV/resume

Please note that this opportunity is open to Florida playwrights ONLY.   

March 15, 2022 is the deadline for playwright submissionsSubmissions can be sent to the Greenhouse Managing Director, Michael Yawney at

Past Greenhouse Play Selections


Just Like Stealing by Doug Gearhart
The Feral Spinster Society by Andie Arthur
Lo Escenciales (The Essentials) by Hannah Benitez

Purple Hearts by Jake Cline
Uneven Sides of a Triangle by Marj O’Neill Butler
The Words of Dead Men by Izzy Garcia

Poolside Glow by Luis Roberto Herrera
Overactive Letdown by Gina Montet
Little Boy/Little Man by Rudi Goblen

Rev. Nathaniel’s Daughter by Andie Arthur
Malvolio by Betty Shamieh
Investments in Time and Money by Israel Garcia