Nominate a Theatre for an Applause Award for Gender Parity

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The International Centre for Women Playwrights has established the 50/50 Applause Awards to increase awareness about women playwrights and to applaud theatres that achieve gender parity in their playwright selections. Anyone can nominate a theatre through the ICWP’s online nomination form. Nominations must be submitted by May 20, 2016.You can nominate any theatre that has accomplished the following:

  • At least 50% of the plays produced by the theatre between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 were by female playwrights.
  • At least 50% of the total number of performances by the theatre between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 were the work of female playwrights. (Nominated theatres will be asked to provide this information.)

Theatres in any country can by nominated. Please see the awards guidelines for additional rules and restrictions.

The Awards Committee will contact all of the nominated theatres for further qualifying information. The information from the theatres will be due in July 2016. If a theater does not submit the additional information, they will be disqualified from consideration. The recipients will be announced in September 2016.

The Applause Awards are a great way to thank and recognize the theatres that are hiring women playwrights. Please take a moment to nominate any theatres that qualify for this award.

Go to the Applause Awards Online Nomination Form>>