Applause Award for Theatre Gender Parity

Nominations Opening Soon: 2016 ICWP 50/50 Applause Award for Theatre Gender Parity Around the Globe

The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) is proud to sponsor the fifth annual 50/50 Applause Award, celebrating theatres which achieved gender parity among their produced playwrights in a given theatre season. The nomination window for the 2015/16 season is about to open!

Nominations for the 2015/16 theatre season will be offered via web form May 2–20, 2016. Anyone may participate. The public is encouraged to nominate any theatre which meets the criteria for the award, and artistic directors and theatre employees may self-nominate. Please share this information with your theatre friends around the world! Eligibility requirements for the award are available at Contact us if you need translation assistance.

The 2015/16 Season awards will be announced in September 2016. Start verifying information now, and be ready to submit when the nomination window opens May 2nd!

For more information about the award and previous recipients, go to


Established in 1989, The International Centre for Women Playwrights is an organization that exists to bring attention to the achievements of women playwrights and to 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 theatres 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!