About Write It Out!
Founded by award-winning playwright Donja R. Love in 2019, Write It Out! (WIO!) is a groundbreaking playwriting program and prize for people living with HIV and AIDS. WIO! takes pride in being created by community for community. Understanding the isolation one can feel when living with HIV, WIO! provides community and artistic tools as it amplifies the visibility of people living with HIV in the theatre and beyond.
The goal of WIO! is to use the power of imagination and healing to strengthen the voice of those living with HIV and AIDS and transform the theatrical landscape into a more equitable and stigma-free space.
WIO! is produced by National Queer Theater in partnership with The Each-Other Project and with support from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Terrence McNally Foundation.
Write It Out! is made possible with our partners:
The Write It Out! 2023 Final Sharing
In honor of World AIDS Day
The 2023 WIO! cohort will present a staged reading of their work.
208 W 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
Saturday, December 2, 2023
Please note. HIV Stigma Exists. The decision to openly live with HIV still carries the risk of discrimination. Not all participants of WIO!, current and alum, are open about their status. WIO! honors participants' journeys regarding their HIV status and disclosure. WIO! upholds confidentiality. We ask folks to do the same. We're asking all attendees to refrain from sharing information about WIO! participants - current or alum - unless given clear, direct consent. Thank you for understanding how stigma shows up and honoring the boundaries that need to be created.
About The Program
The free workshops take place virtually every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-6:30pm EST, from September - December.
Write It Out! is only for people living with HIV. All writing levels/experiences are encouraged to apply. Strict confidentially is given to all applicants.
About The Prize
The Write It Out! Prize celebrates a playwright living with HIV. This groundbreaking prize consists of $5,000 and a year of dramaturgical support to help the recipient develop a wholly new work.
Strict confidentially is given to all applicants.