All women, trans and non-binary playwrights who consider themselves emerging (as distinct from fledgling or mid-career playwrights) are eligible to apply for The Leah.
Playwrights from all over the world are encouraged to apply, but the play must be written in English. Eligibility does not require that a submitted work adhere to the traditional three-act structure - the only absolute requirement is that the submitted text be a completed full-length work for theater. (We cannot accept musical submissions at this time)
The winner will be chosen by readers selected by the board members of the Leah Ryan Fund and will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and a public reading / summer workshop as part of the Powerhouse Theater Program at Vassar College in 2023.
Finalists will be contacted in mid-March and will have one week within which to submit their full play.
If you have any questions please contact Dev Bondarin at firstname.lastname@example.org
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