Friday, September 16, 2011

NY Times Outstanding Playwright Award

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SYLVIANE GOLD chairs the committee that judges the NY Times outstanding playwright award, which is going into its fourth year. The prize is $5000 and a nice celebratory event at the Times Center and is awarded for a debut playwright in NY.

Last year’s winner was KRISTOFFER DIAZ, for The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. The committee includes: SCOTT HELLER and ANDREA STEVENS from the paper, and EDWARD ALBEE, JAMES LAPINE, LYNN NOTTAGE and RICHARD GREENBERG.

If you have a play that you feel is eligible, please send the script to Edward Bohan at the NY Times: bohane@nytimes.com

The criteria is:
1. Plays only, no musicals.

2. American playwrights only (they don’t have to be American citizens, but they have to be living and working in the US).

3. NY debuts only -- the play must be the writer’s first full-scale NY production, selling tickets to the public and open to critics (they don’t count festival productions, workshops, etc.).

Contact for questions: Sylviane Gold, dancerevu@aol.com