Splash Press Release Sept., 25 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The 2013 International Centre for Women Playwrights 50/50 Applause Awards: ICWP “applauds” theatre companies for producing plays authored by women.
Columbus, Ohio, 23 September – The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) is delighted with the increased number of recipients for this year’s 50/50 Applause Awards, which sets out to recognize theatres which produce 50% or more women playwrights in their season of shows. Theatres were nominated by Members of ICWP throughout the world.
This year there are 29 recipients, nearly 6 times as many as the inaugural awards in 2012. The list includes theatres in the United States, India, Norway, Italy, and Canada. There are two repeat recipients: Playwrights Horizons in New York and Symmetry Theatre in California. President of ICWP, Dr. Jennifer Munday, says, “We are delighted with the response from both theatres and members who see this award as a demonstration of their commitment to women’s writing.”
ICWP started in 1988 with a mission to support women playwrights worldwide and bring attention to their work. The 50/50 Applause Awards are now an annual event for ICWP, with nominations being stringently checked by a strong volunteer committee. More information about the awards can be found at: http://www.womenplaywrights.org/award
Contacts: Elana Gartner and Deborah Magid, co-chairs ICWP 50/50 Applause Awards Committee
Phone: +1 917-584-7503