50/50 Applause Award for Theatres Recognizing Women Around the Globe

Today, the International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) announced the nomination window for its prestigious worldwide annual award: The ICWP 50/50 Applause Award which will open in one week’s time. The award, now in its fourth year, increases awareness and honours theatres which produced a 2014/15 season with an equal or greater number of plays written by female playwrights.

The nomination period for the 2014/15 theatrical season runs from May 1–22, 2015. Requirements for eligibility for the award are listed on this web page.

The ICWP anticipates an overwhelming response this year, so get ready to nominate your gender-equal theatres in May. A button for accessing the nominating form will go live on the ICWP website at that time.


Established in 1989, The International Centre for Women Playwrights is a an organization that exists to bring attention to the achievements of women playwrights and provide a place for peer support, knowledge-sharing, and play publication. It is the goal of ICWP to enable women playwrights to have their plays professionally produced on the major stages of world and to receive just recompense for their efforts. When the numbers are no longer tragically skewed against women, we will no longer be needed. http://www.womenplaywrights.org

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