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Thursday, May 8, 2014


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ICWP 50/50 Applause Award for Play Writing Gender Parity Nominations Open May 1st 

The excitement is building as the International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) is about to start accepting all nominations for its 50/50 Applause Award for the 2013-2014 theatrical season (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014). Nominations open May 1st and will continue to be accepted during the first three weeks in May.

Eligibility is based on the following:
  • At least 50% of the plays produced during the year must be the work of female playwrights. 
  • At least 50% of the total number of performances during the July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 window must be the work of female playwrights.
  • Theatres may not have the sole development of works for women as their main mission statement.
For the first time, the public is invited to nominate theatres for this award.

Once nominated, theaters will be asked to provide information confirming eligibility, and a committee of volunteers will verify that information. Complete award criteria are listed on this web page. http://www.womenplaywrights.org/award


Established in 1989, The International Centre for Women Playwrights is a virtual organization that exists to bring attention to the achievements of women playwrights and provide a place for peer support, knowledge-sharing, and play publication, with the aim of enabling more women playwrights to have their plays professionally produced on the major stages of world theater and to receive just recompense for their efforts. http://www.womenplaywrights.org

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