[Theaterfacultystaff] FW: Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Competition
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Wed Jan 23 12:51:40 EST 2013
From: Bethany Wood [mailto:perkins2 at wisc.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:30 PM
Subject: Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Competition
Please forward the attached announcement to any students who might be interested.
2013 Jane Chambers
Student Play Competition
Deadline - March 1st, 2013
The Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award recognizes plays and performance texts created by women that present a feminist perspective and contain significant opportunities for female performers. This competition is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. The Jane Chambers Award for emergent playwrights encourages diversity of style and content. All forms of drama are accepted, including solo performance work. The winning play will receive a staged reading at the annual Women and Theatre Program pre-conference, which will be held July 31st in Orlando, Florida prior to the American Theatre in Higher Education Conference (ATHE).
The student winner will receive a $150 cash prize and a year's membership in Women and Theatre.
Last year's award went to playwright Olivia Briggs, a graduate student at NYU Tisch School for the Arts Asia, for her play Agnes' Baby, which explores issues of sex trafficking, politics, and privilege through the relationship between a congresswoman, Agnes, and a Korean prostitute working under the name Baby.
Agnes attempts to control their relationship and maintain her public image while her colleagues and constituents work to control her. Through these compelling characters, the play confronts boundaries between nationality and privilege, the personal and the political, as well as love and power.
For information regarding this competition and the Jane Chambers Competition for Professional Playwrights, please visit: http://www.athe.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=140
Dr. Bethany Wood
University of Wisconsin - Madison
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