Tuesday, July 3, 2018

American Blues Theater Accepting Submissions for 2019 Blue Ink Playwriting Award

The international Blue Ink Playwriting Award was created in 2010 to support new work. Since inception, we’ve named 8 Award winners, 50 finalists, and 68 semi-finalists. Over $5,000 in cash and prizes will be distributed to playwrights in 2019.

Each year American Blues Theater accepts worldwide submissions of original, unpublished full-length plays. The winning play will be selected by Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and the theater’s Ensemble. The playwright receives a monetary prize of $1,000 and a developmental workshop or staged reading at American Blues Theater in Chicago. Cash prizes are awarded to finalists and semi-finalists too. All proceeds of the administrative fee are distributed for playwrights’ cash prizes.

Submissions will be accepted by American Blues Theater from July 1, 2018 to Aug 31, 2018 @ 11:59pm. Playwrights may only submit one (1) manuscript each year for consideration. Semi-finalists, finalists, and the award winner will be notified January – March 2019.

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