2018 AITAF Playwriting Award Winner!
WAR STORIES by Vinnie Lyman
The Bridge Award was established in honor of our upcoming tenth anniversary with the purpose of recognizing an emerging playwright of exceptional talent within the United States military. The award consists of a $10,000 prize, and an AITAF produced reading of the winning work. The head judge will be Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks.
In addition to bringing world-class theater to the military, AITAF is committed to supporting and sharing the talents of those who serve. This Award will offer a deserving current military service member or veteran artist important connections with the theater community and access to developmental resources, helping to facilitate a deeper understanding and more active dialogue between military and civilian communities.
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The Final Selecting Judge will be Suzan-Lori Parks.
The Awarded Playwright will Receive:
An AITAF produced reading of the winning play in the fall of 2018, in NYC or on base (if the winning playwright is in active duty) with a professional director and cast.
A reception and feedback session following the reading.
Author must currently serve or have served in the United States military. All selected finalists will be required to provide proof of service.
All submissions must be full-length, completed plays.
Musicals, screenplays, or one-act plays are ineligible.
All submissions must be unpublished.
The submitted play may not have received a professional, reviewed production.
The submitted play may address any subject matter or theme; military settings or content are not given any extra consideration.
Each author may submit one play per year; multiple submissions are not allowed.
Once a play has been submitted, no further revisions or new drafts may be entered.
Plays with a producer, producing organization or theater attached are not eligible.