In memory of Leslie Scalapino, her extraordinary body of work, and her commitment to the community of experimental writing and performance.
The Leslie Scalapino Award recognizes the importance of exploratory approaches and an innovative spirit in writing for performance. It wishes to encourage women writers who are taking risks with the playwriting form by offering the opportunity to gain wider exposure through readings and productions. The award will also seek to increase public awareness for this vibrant contemporary field. We are looking for a full-length work for live performance by a woman writer with an inquiring approach to language and content. The Award for Innovative Women Playwrights intends to support new writing by female-identified people, inclusive of transwomen. The prize is open to international submissions in English.
The Prize: The winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize, print publication of winning play by Litmus Press, and a staged reading of the piece this October at the The New Ohio Theatre in New York, by Fiona Templeton's company The Relationship. In subsequent years, the prize will also include the opportunity for a full production by The Relationship or another theatre company.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Deadline: May 30, 2013
IMPORTANT: For full submission guidelines, including timeline and instructions for online submission of materials (via Submittable), please visit The Relationship's Award page page. The Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights is funded in part by the Leslie Scalapino-O Books Fund and is administered by The Relationship. Publication of award-winning works will be in collaboration with Litmus Press. For more information about Leslie Scalapino, please visit her website: www.lesliescalapino.com.