Deadline March 15 for $10,000 Primus Prize for an emerging woman theater artist
The Francesca Primus Prize is an annual $10,000 award honoring outstanding contributions to the American theater by an emerging woman theater artist who has not yet achieved national prominence. The prize is made possible through the generosity of the Francesca Ronnie Primus Foundation, which honors the writer, critic, performer and cherished ATCA member who died at 42 in 1992.
Historically the award has been given to an outstanding woman playwright, but the committee also considers significant directors or artistic directors. The Primus Prize operates on an open submission basis—an applicant may submit herself or be nominated by another individual or organization. Recent winners have included Tammy Ryan, Caridad Svich, Michele Lowe and Victoria Stewart; before them, Lynn Nottage and Melanie Marnich.
For full information on criteria and method of submission, click here.