Yale Drama Series
Jennifer Kiger, the Associate Artistic Director for the Yale Repertory Theatre, was very kind to contact SummerWorks to tell us about the Yale Drama Series Competition.
One winner is selected annually and will receive the David C. Horn Prize of $10, 000 and a publication of his/her manuscript by Yale University Press, along with a reading at Yale Rep. The winning play this year will be selected by John Guare. Artists can submit one manuscript each year for consideration, and submissions will be accepted by Yale University Press from June 1, 2011 to August 15, 2011. Previous winners include Shannon Murdoch’s New Light Shine (2011), Virginia Grise’s blu (2010). Frances Ya-Chu Cowhing’s Lidless (2009), Neil Wechsler’s Grenadine (2009), and John Connolly’s Boys from Siam (2007). Both Edward Albee and David Hare have served as series judges.
Toronto Public Library Spaces
This year, the Toronto Public Library is offering 45 free spaces to any artists or small to medium sized arts organization wishing to present activities for Culture Days. They are open to any activities in all artistic disciplines including theatre. It’s a great way for theatre groups to build relationships with new audiences and also with the Toronto Public Libraries. For more information, please visit the Culture Days website.
Culture Days celebrates arts and culture from coast to coast to coast this year on September 30, October 1, and October 2, 2011. Visit their website again here or follow them on twitter at @CultureDays.
Happy Thursday everyone! I wish the best to all artists submitting works to the Yale Drama Series Competition, and kudos to those who want to participate in Culture Days!
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