Applications for next year’s Playwriting Prize from Leah Ryan’s Fund for Emerging Women Writers (FEWW) will open later this month. Any women or non-binary-identifying playwrights who consider themselves emerging are eligible for the award, and welcome to submit their play.
The honor comes with a $2,500 cash prize, a workshop at the Vassar Powerhouse Theater, and a reading of the play in New York City.
“Playwrights from all over the world are encouraged to apply, but the play must be written in English,” according to the award’s guidelines. “Eligibility does not require that a submitted work adhere to the traditional three-act structure. One-acts, two-acts (even four-, five-, six- acts), monologues, adaptations, and any other wild (or deceptively tame) format will be considered with equal seriousness. The only absolute requirement is that the submitted text be a completed full-length work for theater.”
Applications for the 2021 Leah Ryan’s FEWW Prize will be open October 19-January 11. There is a $10 application fee.
Finalists will be notified by mid-March. Readers selected by the FEWW board will choose a winner.
Go to FEWW’s website to apply for the 2021 Playwriting Prize or find out more.