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The 2016 International Centre for Women Playwrights 50/50 Applause Award
The International Centre for Women Playwrights 50/50 Applause Awards increases awareness and applauds theatres that produced a season with an equal or greater number of plays written by female playwrights. This award will be given to theatres internationally who have met the qualifying criteria.
To be eligible for the 2016 International Centre for Women Playwrights 50/50 Applause Award a theatre must meet the following conditions:
What is eligible within a season?
Who is NOT eligible?
What is NOT eligible within a season?
What is the process?
Q: I want to nominate a theater but I’m not sure if their season was 50/50. How do I find out?
A: Look on their website, consult programs you might have saved or contact the theatre directly. Keep in mind we are nominating for the 2015-2016 season.
Q: How do I get information about the award in another language?
A: You can contact Kris Bauske, Elana Gartner or Deborah Magid, Co-Chairs of the Awards Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: I am the artistic director of a theater. Can I self-nominate?
A: As long as your theater meets the requirements, yes.
Q: What does a theater get if they are awarded the ICWP Applause Award?
A: The ability to show your patrons and funding sources that your theatre has been honored by an international group of women playwrights. Your theatre will be highlighted on the ICWP website with the other recipients and you will have an opportunity to participate in our 50/50 Applause Awards Celebration video. Additionally, you will receive an award logo to be used on your website or other marketing materials as you deem appropriate.
Q: One or more of the plays produced in the season has multiple writers. How is this play counted for the percentage?
A: If the majority of writers is female, it counts as a work written by a female playwright.
Q: Do lyricists count in musicals?
A: No. Just book writers.
Q: A theater did a short festival that focused on women’s plays. How does this work when calculating the percentage?
A: We appreciate that theaters are producing festivals of women’s plays. However, festivals are not eligible for consideration for this award, even if the festival is a regular part of the theater’s season.
Q: Is there a geographical limitation to nominees?
A: No. We are an international organization and we will consider all theater companies throughout the world that meet the qualifying criteria.
Q: Why are women’s theaters not eligible?
A: With this award, we hope to raise awareness with theaters and their patrons about producing women playwrights equally with their male counterparts. Therefore, theaters whose mission it is to produce only women’s work are not eligible as they do not produce men’s work.
If you have further questions, please contact Kris Bauske, Elana Gartner or Deborah Magid at email@example.com.
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