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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR PLAYWRIGHTS – The American Playwriting Foundation's The Relentless Award
the relentless award
Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The Relentless Award, established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, is the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play.
• The author of the Relentless Award-winning play will receive $45,000.
• The winning playwright will have the option to have the winning play published by the Dramatists Play Service.
• The winning playwright will have a week-long residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm, an artist residency program housed on a working organic farm in Brewster, New York. The author can elect to have a director, a dramaturg and actors join him or her while in residence on the farm.
• The selected play will have a national roll-out through the Ed Vassallo Relentless Reading Series, established to help bring to life and develop the winning play by presenting a series of staged readings at some of the top theaters across the United States.
• When the winning play is selected, three runners-up will also be named.
Submissions will be accepted up until midnight of July 10, 2015. The winner and three finalists will be announced on October 2, 2015.
Eligibility/Criteria for Submission:
• Any unproduced play written by a United States citizen is eligible for The Relentless Award.
• Each play must be submitted with a letter from a theater professional recommending the play. “Theater Professional” is defined as anyone who has worked in theater in any artistic capacity for a minimum of four years.
• Plays with a producer, producing organization or theater attached are not eligible.
• As much as we love them, one-act plays, musicals and plays for children are not eligible.