“My time at SPACE was absolutely magical. I mean it: magic. I was given the opportunity to solely focus on creating. During the Mentorship week, I renewed my focus on writing without the pressure of producing, developing others' writing or even thinking about feeding myself. I wouldn't be feverishly writing at the rate I am now if it were not for SPACE, the staff and especially the mentorship I received during the week from Adam Bock, Mfoniso Udofia and Emily Simoness!”

- Victor Cervantes, Jr., Greenhouse Resident '17


Applications for the 2019 Greenhouse Residency are closed. Please check back in mid-2019 for applications to the 2020 Greenhouse Residency.

The Greenhouse Residency offers seven early-career playwrights who have not had access to the professional theatre community a weeklong residency on the farm to write and participate in professional development workshops with mentor playwrights. The 6-day residency on Ryder Farm (September 30th-October 5th, 2019) provides a retreat-like atmosphere and one-on-one mentorship with established industry professionals. Residencies are centered around three farm fresh, communal meals daily, and residents have flexibility to structure their days to best suit their needs.The time at SPACE is used for writing, research and professional development, and each playwright is supported in ways that are in line with their particular needs. Also built into the residency are opportunities for one-on-one sessions with the program mentors in addition to seminars covering career-related topics such as applying for residency programs/development programs and submitting work to theaters.

Residents cover their travel to and from the farm. For reference, a round-trip off-peak Metro North ticket from Grand Central Terminal to Brewster Terminal is $29.00. Transportation between the Brewster Terminal and farm is provided by the SPACE team.


All Greenhouse Residency applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Applicants cannot have had, at the time of application, a work professionally produced (meaning a work produced on a professional AEA contract).

Applicants cannot have attended graduate school in any discipline.

Applicants cannot, at the time of application, have an agent or manager.

Prospective residents cannot apply for more than one program in a season, with the exception of the Season Extension Residency.


Watch our online info session video with John Baker, SPACE's Director of Artistic Programs, to learn more about SPACE residencies and how to best represent your work in your application.

Have further questions? Check out this FAQ.

Still have questions? Write to us at residencies@spaceonryderfarm.org.

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The Greenhouse Residency is made possible with the support of the Tamara White Charitable Fund.