The Ebell of Los Angeles is returning to its theatrical roots. The women’s club, which last held a playwriting contest in 1928, has just launched a new contest open to women playwrights in California. Deadline for entry to the Ebell of Los Angeles Playwright Prize is December 30, 2013.
The Ebell believes there is a dire need for more women playwrights to have their work read and produced. Only 17 % of produced plays are written by women. The Ebell of Los Angeles Playwright Prize hopes to contribute toward increasing that number.
The winning playwright will receive a $6,000 prize and a reading at the Ebell on May 4, 2014.
The contest’s stellar group of judges and advisors includes:Judges Jeanie Hackett Jane Kaczmarek Kamala Lopez Annie Potts Ellen Sandler Susan Sullivan Advisory Board Allison Janney Jessica Kubzansky Micahel Learned Laurie Metcalf Laurie Scheer Peregrine Whittlesey
For more information, see the Ebell of LA’s website on the Ebell of Los Angeles Playwright Prize.