WOMEN ARE FUNNY! The facts are in…
An international playwriting competition has delivered the verdict⎯Women are Funny.
Jacqueline Goldfinger & Jennifer MacMillan proved the point as the inaugural winners of a collaborative project between The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) and Playscripts Inc. Their one-act play for High School students, Enter Bogart,
attracts a $1,000 prize, a year membership of ICWP, and publication of the playscript.
The competition was for women playwrights, a move that both organisations are making as one way to redress the gender balance in the world of theatre. Playscripts received all the entries and ICWP judged the finalists with an international panel of judges.
Enter Bogart out-tickled two plays that received ‘honourable mentions’: What Not To Do At The Districts by Samara Siskind and Ella's Magic Garden by ICWP member Shirley King, who were the runners up in this years competition. Winner Jacqueline, is a co-founder of The Foundry, which is an organization that supports the development of emerging playwrights. Jennifer is a professional actor, director, and theater educator. Enter Bogart is the first play that she's written.
The competition forges a positive relationship between Playscripts, Inc and ICWP as both have a mission to make available new plays with diverse voices.