02 February 2011

The Women & Theatre Program Jane Chambers Playwriting Contest

Post date: 02 February 2011
Deadline: 15 February 2011 (early deadline), 1 March 2011 (final deadline)

Submission Guidelines 2011

The Women & Theatre Program of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education invites submissions from female playwrights for the annual Jane Chambers Award!

For the Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Contest, click here

The Jane Chambers Playwriting Award recognizes plays & performance texts created by women that present a feminist perspective & contain significant opportunities for female performers. Experimentations in form and subject matter welcome. This annual award is given in memory of lesbian playwright Jane Chambers who, through her plays such as A Late Snow, My Blue Heaven, Kudzu, & The Quintessential Image, became a major feminist voice in American theatre.

The Award for the primary Jane Chambers Contest consists of $500, free registration to attend the Association in Theater in Higher Education’s conference in early August & a rehearsed reading of the winning piece at that conference, hosted by WTP, with ATHE. The winner should attend the conference’s awards ceremony. The student winner is also recognized.

To enter, please send three copies of a typed script, application form, resume, brief description of the piece, and your email contact information. Please, only one submission per applicant, and no email submissions. NO FEE is Required (voluntary donations, blind to jurors, are welcome).

Mail submission to:

Jane Chambers Award
C/O : Maya E. Roth
108 Davis Performing Arts Center
Department of Performing Arts, Box 571063
37 & O Street, NW
Georgetown University
Washington DC, 20057-1063

All entries MUST be received by Feb 15, 2011 (grace period to March 1).

The Women & Theatre Program will announce the winner by June 30, 2011.

For frequently asked questions about the contest please visit our Jane Chambers FAQ page.

More information here.
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