ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR 16TH ANNUAL NATIONAL LATINO PLAYWRITING AWARD
The National Latino Playwriting Award was established by Arizona Theatre Company sixteen years ago under the leadership of Playwright-In-Residence Elaine Romero to create a greater awareness of the work being done by Latino playwrights. It has honored many of the nation's leading Latino voices and the chosen plays have had a string of successes across the nation.
Latino playwrights residing in the United States, its territories, or Mexico are encouraged to submit scripts for the Award. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2011 (scripts must be postmarked by this date). Each script will be read and evaluated by a culturally diverse panel of theatre artists. Finalists will be judged by ATC artistic staff including the Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager. The winner will be awarded a $1000 prize. For more information about the National Latino Playwriting Award, please e-mail Jennifer Bazzell, ATC's Literary Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (520) 884-8210 ext. 8510.
Recent recipients of the Award are Edwin Sanchez, Raul Garza, Carlos Murrillo, and Karen Zacarias. Felix Pire's winning play, The Origins of Happiness in Latin, was produced by ATC. One of our most recent winners Kristoffer Diaz's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity was honored as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2010.
2012 National Latino Playwriting Award Guidelines:
One playwright will be awarded $1,000 and the possible inclusion of the winning play in ATC's Café Bohemia: A New Play Reading Series.
The award is open to all Latino playwrights currently residing in the United States, its territories, or Mexico.
Deadline for Submission:
Scripts must be postmarked by December 31, 2011.
You must follow the following procedures in order for your script to be considered for the Award:
Submit one script, securely bound by brads, a three ring binder, a presentation folder or any other non-permanent binding system. Please do not send a script that has been spiral-bound.
Please include a title page on the script that includes the play's title, the author's name and contact information (including a phone number, mailing address and email) on the front page.
Include a cover letter of no more than one-page, describing the play's developmental history and any other relevant information about the play.
Mail manuscripts to:
National Latino Playwriting Award
ATTN: Jennifer Bazzell, Literary Manager
Arizona Theatre Company
343 S. Scott Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
We do not accept scripts via email.
For more information about the National Latino Playwriting Award visit www.arizonatheatre.org or contact Jennifer Bazzell, Literary Manager at email@example.com or by phone at 520-884-8210 ext. 8510.
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