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Award to a USA, Canada, and International Woman Playwright to Recognize Exceptional Creative Talent

The Leah


Agency
Foundation

GrantWatch ID#
207001

Funding Source
COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY
Leah Ryan Fund
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
All USA
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/08/24 Save

Grant Description
Award to a USA, Canada, and International emerging woman playwright to recognize exceptional creative talent. The award is intended to honor full-length works written for theater production. In addition to a monetary prize, the winner will be given the opportunity to present a public reading and summer workshop as part of the Powerhouse Theater Program at Vassar College. All women, trans, and non-binary playwrights who consider themselves emerging (as distinct from fledgling or mid-career playwrights) are eligible to apply.

Eligibility does not require that a submitted work adhere to the traditional three-act structure. One-acts, two-acts (even four-, five-, six- acts), monologues, adaptations, and any other wild (or deceptively tame) format will be considered with equal seriousness. The only absolute requirement is that the submitted text be a completed full-length work for theater.

The Leah Ryan Fund helps sustain and support writers facing individual challenges and systemic oppression so they can keep writing, connecting, creating, and thriving. 



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
All women, trans and non-binary playwrights who consider themselves emerging (as distinct from fledgling or mid-career playwrights) are eligible to apply.

Playwrights from all over the world are encouraged to apply.

Ineligible
The Foundation is not able to accept musicals submissions at this time.

Pre-Application Information
Timeline:
- Online Application available: 11/20/2023
- Application Deadlines: 1/8/2024
- Award Notification: Finalists will be contacted in March 2024 and will have one week within which to submit their full play.

This year, submissions will be capped at 400.

More about The Leah: https://leahryanfund.org/the-leah/

Estimated Size of Grant
$5,000 and a public reading/summer workshop as part of the Powerhouse Theater Program at Vassar College in 2024.

Contact Information
Application: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cfhvnyscholarship

If you have any questions, please contact Dev Bondarin at dev@leahryanfund.org

Main office and for all correspondence:
Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
25 Van Wagner Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone 845-452-3077

In Ulster County:
P.O. Box 3046
Kingston, NY 12402
Phone 845-338-2535
Fax 845-338-2535

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