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|Jane Chambers Playwriting Award|
This award is administered by the Women in Theatre Program. The Jane Chambers Playwriting Award recognizes plays and performance texts created by women that present a feminist perspective and contain significant opportunities for female performers. This annual award is given in memory of lesbian playwright Jane Chambers who, through her plays A Late Snow, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, My Blue Heaven, Kudzu, and The Quintessential Image, became a major feminist voice in American theatre. For questions or concerns, contact Vice President for Awards Jocelyn L. Buckner.The awardee will receive an award of 1k from the WTP Program, and, from ATHE $500 towards travel expenses (reimbursement), in addition to conference registration and two nights in the conference hotel.
To apply, please complete the form below and submit your play electronically by using the link at the bottom of this form. We strongly urge electronic submissions. If you strongly prefer to send hardcopy you may return the application form with two copies of your script to arrive by the deadline (however, scripts will not be returned); also include your e-mail info or SASPC to the name below to enable confirmation of receipt:
NB: STUDENT Submissions should be sent separately and directly to the Coordinator as per the WTP Website and student guidelines. All Guidelines Must be followed, including sending the play to the current coordinator’s address, to be considered. Thank You!!
Deadline Extended to: MARCH 1, 2017.
Please note that Google Chrome is the suggested browser to use when submitting your application.
To learn more about the Women in Theatre Program, visit their page here.
PLEASE NOTE: Your submission will not be reviewed if it was submitted after 11:59 pm (CST) on March 1, 2017.
Thanks to All of the Judges--feminist artists, scholars, dramaturges and WTP friends--who participated in the 2016 adjudication process, which reviewed 414 plays across three rounds of judging:
TONI ABERSON, MARIA BEACH, ANDREA BRAUN, JEANETTE BUCK , CAITLIN CASSIDY, SARA LOUISE CHAMBERS, SARAH CLARK, ASHLEY DERR , MICHAELA FARRELL, JORDANNA HERNANDEZ, KRISTIN JOHNSEN-NESHATI, KATHLEEN JOYCE DANI KEIL , MADDIE KELLEY, SARAH KELLY KONIG, ELANA KEPNE RHEA LEHMEN, SUSAN LYNSKEY, LIV MATTHEWS , ALICE NEAVE, HEIDI LYNN NEES-CARVER, MARK RANSOM , JEN ROGERS, CONOR ROSS, ANNMARIE SAUNDERS, SARAH SENFF , ANGENETTE SPALINK, ALI VILLARREAL
And, for the Final Round,