50/50 Applause Award for Theatres Recognizing Women Around the Globe

 (The World) – The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) is currently accepting nominations for its prestigious annual award, the ICWP 50/50 Applause Award. The award, now in its fourth year, increases awareness and honors theatres which produced a 2014/15 season with an equal or greater number of plays written by female playwrights.

The nomination window for the 2014/15 theatrical season closes May 22, 2015. Requirements for eligibility for the award are listed on our web page: http://www.womenplaywrights.org/award Please contact us if you need translation Awards@womenplaywrights.org

ICWP wants to acknowledge every theatre that has achieved gender parity in the 2014/15 season. To do so, we need your help. Please share this information with your theatre friends and colleagues the world over. Only one week left before nominations close for another year. With the percentage of produced plays written by women being as low as they’ve ever been, it’s more important than ever to acknowledge those organizations that are finding great plays by women to include on their stages. ICWP needs your help!


For information on 2013/14 recipients go to http://www.womenplaywrights.org/50-50-applause-awards-2014 Want to be inspired? Watch our 2014 celebration video http://www.womenplaywrights.org/award-video



Established in 1989, The International Centre for Women Playwrights is a an organization that exists to bring attention to the achievements of women playwrights and provide a place for peer support, knowledge-sharing, and play publication. It is the goal of ICWP to enable women playwrights to have their plays professionally produced on the major stages of world and to receive just recompense for their efforts. When the numbers are no longer tragically skewed against women, we will no longer be needed. We work for that day! http://www.womenplaywrights.org