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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Contest 2015

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Submission Guidelines

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

The Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award recognizes plays & performance texts created by women that present a feminist perspective & contain significant opportunities for female performers. Like the Jane Chambers Award for professional playwrights, this annual award is given in memory of lesbian playwright Jane Chambers who, through her plays A Late Snow, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, My Blue Heaven, Kudzu, & The Quintessential Image, became a major feminist voice in American theatre.

This competition is open to both graduate & undergraduate students; entrants do not have to be registered in a theatre or drama program to submit. The Jane Chambers Award for emergent playwrights encourages diversity of style & content. All forms of drama are accepted, including solo performance work. Excerpts from the winning play will be read at the annual Women and Theatre Program pre-conference, which will be held in Los Angeles, California, 2010 prior to the American Theatre in Higher Education Conference (ATHE). A professional playwright will offer feedback in a post-reading discussion with the audience.

Student winner will receive a $150 cash prize & a year's membership in Women & Theatre.

To enter, please send three copies of a typed script, application form, resume, and a brief description of the piece.

Please, only one submission per applicant and no email submissions.

Mail submission to:

Carrie Winship
1806 Parklawn Drive
Columbia, MO 65202


All entries MUST be received by March 1, 2015.

The Women & Theatre Program will announce the winner by June 30, 2015.

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