2013 CALL FOR ENTRIES
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 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.
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.
Read about Leslie Scalapino here: Buffalo Authors/Leslie Scalapino
Dead Youth, Joyelle McSweeney
Gagged, Hannah Silva
Motion Picture Home, Susan Gevirtz
Sometimes Dead is Better, Camille Roy
The Play, Angela Rawlings
Before You Get Too Far Afield, Cara Scarmack
Proving Ground, Lisa Leverton
Yellow & Red, Elizabeth Guthrie
US Conch, Jodie Marshall
Thank you to everyone who submitted an application for the first round of the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights. Stay tuned for the September 30th announcement of the winning play.
Shortlist announced: August 15th
Deadline for full scripts from shortlisted candidates: August 30th 11:59 pm
Announcement of winning work and reading details: September 15th, 2013
Reading and announcement of round 2: October 2013, details tbc