2016 ICWP 50/50 Applause Award

In celebration of women playwrights worldwide, the International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) is accepting nominations for the 50/50 Applause Award for the 2015/16 theatrical season (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) at The nomination window closes May 20, 2016.

The following are highlights of the eligibility requirements.

Deadline for Applications - 30th April 2016

The India Theatre Programme
2nd July - 31st July 2016
Pondicherry, India.

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!

Dear WPI Member,
Finally, here is our newsletter #1 for 2016!
As always, please feel free to share with your colleagues and friends.
Women Playwrights International Conference 2015
Cape Town, South Africa

A book documenting the first Tantidhatri festival, held in 2012, was launched at this year's Tantidhatri festival in Bengaluru.

The book gathers photographs, essays, interviews and drawings that document Tantidhatri One, a festival of women's performance organised by Parvathy Baul and held in Pondicherry and Auroville, India, in March 2012.

Application Deadline Extended to 30th April 2016

In response to requests from applicants, the submission deadline for applications to the India Theatre Programme has been extended to 30 April 2016. 

A Ladyfinger Press Launch


You are warmly invited to celebrate the life and work of artist Margaret Cameron with the book launch of "I Shudder to Think: performance as philosophy", released by Ladyfinger Press.

Melbourne: Click here to rsvp.
Brisbane: Click here to rsvp.

You can purchase the book from the Ladyfinger website (limited edition).


Call for proposals for creative artist’s residence



call for submissions

Attention women playwrights...

I am excited to announce that International Women Artists' Salon will again be a programmatic sponsor and partner of Modern-Day Griots Theatre Company's "See, Hear, Taste, Touch" annual showcase of women's playwriting. Here is a call out for material:

Drupal 7 website goes live

Over the last six months we have undertaken an upgrade of this website, from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7, as well as giving the email newsletter a make-over. The new-look newsletter was launched last August, and now in January 2016 we are delighted to go live with the upgraded website. The upgrade project was supported by the Arts Council of Wales and a donation campaign - thank you very much to everyone who contributed.