29 new plays, 31 produced, 18 cities all from 1 apartment

"I was able to focus entirely on the production, publication, development, and creation of my plays."
- A. Rey Pamatmat, 2011 Fellow

"PoNY changed my life. It will change many lives. PoNY may change theatre, we just have to let it."
- Tommy Smith, 2010 Fellow

"Because of PoNY I got a new agent, and, really, a fresh start."
- Carson Kreitzer, 2007 Fellow

"I was able to pay my bills. I made friends with the doorman. Did I mention I wrote a lot?"
- Tommy Smith, 2010 Fellow

"The [apartment] location allowed me to be a really active member in the NY theatre community."
- A. Rey Pamatmat, 2011 Fellow

"I spent the year just writing, and I wrote six new plays."
- Samuel D. Hunter, 2008 Fellow

"Thank you PoNY for changing my life, and changing the world."
- Carson Kreitzer, 2007 Fellow

"Thank you so much for your commitment to new plays and to new playwrights. This kind of fellowship is unprecedented."
- Samuel D. Hunter, 2008 Fellow

"I wrote six new plays. I rewrote four others."
- Tommy Smith, 2010 Fellow

"This is amazing. This would change everything for me."
- Samuel D. Hunter, 2008 Fellow

"PoNY, in a few short years, has become a vital part of the ecology of New York theater. We are lucky PoNY exists."
- Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director, The Public Theater

"That year I finished 3 plays. I did some tweaks on THE MOUNTAINTOP, and I stayed in New York, which is where I was supposed to be."
- Katori Hall, 2009 Fellow

The PoNY Fellowship

Now in its tenth year, the Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellowship was founded by playwright Sandi Goff Farkas and The Lark, and was created to provide promising playwrights with the financial freedom to hone their craft.


Learn more about the PoNY Fellowship.

2016 PoNY Fellow: Jen Silverman

Jen Silverman

A big welcome to Jen Silverman, our 2016 PoNY Fellow! "Jen is a bold artist and theatrical risk-taker, which makes her the perfect PoNY Fellow for our 10th anniversary season," said Sandi Goff Farkas (Founder, PoNY). We're thrilled to see what she has in store for this year, and honored to be a part of her journey.

PoNY 2.0

After the Fellowship year, PONY 2.0 provides ongoing professional support with the mission to provide artistic homes and professional development opportunities for PoNY Playwrights.


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Financial Bootcamp

Attention Playwrights: Not a PoNY Fellow but could use some advice on managing your finances as a playwright? Recently, PoNY and The Lark have expanded their Financial Bootcamp to provide winter and spring workshops to interested and eligible playwrights outside of the PoNY Fellows. READ MORE...

Prized PoNYs

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