Submissions for the 2020 Bridge Award are now open!
The Bridge Award was established 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 2020 final selecting judge will be David Henry Hwang.
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 offers 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.
Submissions for the 2020 Bridge Award will be from December 1, 2019 until February 1, 2020.
2020 Final Selecting Judge: David Henry Hwang
The Bridge Award Team
David Henry Hwang
Submissions Coordinator/Reader Committee Chair
J. Stephen Brantley
Alice Eve Cohen
Moritz Von Stuelpnagel
Leah Nanako Winkler
The awarded playwright receives:
An AITAF produced reading of the winning play, 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All submissions must be unpublished.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 during that judging cycle. Each submitted play is eligible for one re-submission (with or without revision) in a subsequent judging cycle.
Plays with a producer, producing organization or theater attached are not eligible.