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Applications Open for Write it Out!

Updated: Aug 5, 2021

Applications are accepted until Sunday, August 15th!

Graphic designed by Jorge Gutierrez, an artist and WIO! alumni thriving with HIV.

Created by award-winning playwright Donja R. Love in 2019, Write It Out! (WIO!) provides an affirming space for people living with HIV (PLWHIV) to create their narratives in a theatrical framing artistically. By placing PLWHIV at its core, WIO! builds community for people of similar lived experiences to express themselves freely while amplifying the visibility of PLWHIV in the theater and beyond. Applications for this free and virtual class are now open until 8/15. Strict confidentiality will be given to all applicants. WIO! partners include Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, MOBI, The Each Other Project, The Lark, and National Queer Theater.

Writers accepted into the ten-week program will participate in virtual workshops twice a week led by Donja R. Love that will focus on creating a community for people of similar lived experience to express themselves freely. The program will culminate in a sharing of the participants’ work at The Lark with professional actors and directors.

Applications for the 2021 edition of Write It Out! are now open and will be accepted through Sunday, August 15 at 11:59 PM ET. All writers who are eighteen or older and living with HIV are invited to apply to the program at

Write It Out! prioritizes the confidentiality of all applicants and participants. Individuals accepted into the program may withhold their identity from being published. Requesting confidentiality will not influence the selection process.

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