Gladly! St. Nell's is devoted to the advancement of women/nb folks in the comedy world. To that end, we run a writing retreat for female/nb humor creators working in any discipline - standup, satire, cartooning, etc. The residence houses three people at a time, and turns over monthly (residents may stay for up to three weeks, leaving a week for the house to be reset). We invite, but do not require, residents to take part in the local arts and comedy scenes, either by attending open mics, visiting local classrooms, or offering in-person workshops. Residents are not tasked with creating any deliverables, but are given time and space to work on their own projects and enjoy the fellowship of their colleagues/housemates. We also offer workshops to the public over Zoom, and in-person comedy events when feasible and COVID-safe; fees raised from these and from merch sales help to offset the monthly nut. There is a small fee to apply for the residency, but no fee to stay. The house is in Williamsport, PA, a beautiful, tiny city along the banks of the West Branch of the Susquehanna.
Funded by Awesome Without Borders (February 2022)