An exploratory residency geared towards new work. Each Premiere Residency Writer has at least three premiere productions while in residence at Signature.
The Premiere Residency guarantees each writer three productions of new plays over the course of their residency. By committing to producing three premieres during a five-year period, Signature seeks to support and enhance each writer’s method of developing new work; the Premiere program celebrates the path from the written page to a fully-realized production. The program (formerly Residency 5) launched during the 2012 inaugural season at the Center as the first program of its kind in the American theatre, and enabling a diverse community of playwrights to build bodies of work.