The American Playwriting Basis will grant $10,000 every to 6 Writers Guild of America members who’re chosen because the winners in a brand new playwriting contest.
The grant cash, which is given out below the present program of The Relentless Award, is meant to assist WGA writers who’re unable to work in TV and movie through the strike. The playwrights should be present WGA members and should write a 10-minute play that facilities on the theme of picketing or placing. Submissions are open by way of Sept. 5.
The performs can be carried out in a particular profit efficiency at Theatre Row in New York by a forged together with Wayne Brady, Billy Crudup, Vincent D’Onofrio, Gina Gershon, Walton Goggins, Natasha Lyonne, Sam Rockwell, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Liev Schreiber and Yul Vazquez. 5 finalists can even be chosen and can obtain $1,000 every.
The American Playwriting Basis Basis, established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman, has historically given out the Relentless Award to a playwright in recognition of a brand new work. Previous recipients embrace Obie Award-winner and Pulitzer finalist Aleshea Harris (Is God Is), Pulitzer Prize finalist Clare Barron (Dance Nation) and Sarah DeLappe (The Wolves.) Nevertheless, management determined to create new grants for the 10-minute picket performs, in mild of the writers strike. Submission dates for the Relentless Award for full-length performs can be introduced this fall.
“Many WGA members started their careers as playwrights,” commented American Playwriting Basis Inventive Director David Bar Katz. “The Relentless Award, the biggest money prize in theater, was created for the particular goal of supporting playwrights in order that writing for TV and movie wouldn’t be their solely possibility in the event that they wished to eat and pay lease. However throughout this time, when these avenues have been closed to them, the American Playwriting Basis – the theater neighborhood, the primary creative dwelling to many of those artists – is right here for them and has their backs.”
The judges embrace Tanya Barfield, Eric Bogosian, Harris and Lynn Nottage.