Supporting creative work by women
AWARDS SEASON CONTINUES
On Monday night, the New York Innovative Theatre Awards announced its 2015 nominees for outstanding work Off-Off Broadway. More than 55 theater companies and 57 productions were recognized for their work. Of the six works vying for Outstanding Original Full-Length Script, five were written by women while four of the six nominees for Outstanding Original Short Script are women. One-third of the nominees for Outstanding Director are women.
AWARD FOR COMPOSERS-LYRICISTS
Calling female composers-lyricists. You’ve got until August 9th at midnight to apply for the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award.
The award is named for Billie Burke, a star of stage and screen, and given by The Ziegfeld Club, Inc., one of the first not-for-profit corporations in the Broadway community.
According to the award’s website:
The recipient of the 2015 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award will be chosen by a selection committee of industry professionals chosen by Ziegfeld Club Executive Director Laurie Sanderson, and by the board of the Ziegfeld Club, and will be presented at a reception in New York City hosted by the Ziegfeld Club in October of 2015. A list of honorable mentions will also be announced.
The recipient of the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award will receive an award grant of $10,000, as well as professional mentorship by a prominent musical theater composer or lyricist.
Get your applications in now.
CONFERENCE ON WOMEN & THEATER
The Inaugural Statera Conference is one week away. Hosted by the Statera Foundation (statera means ‘balance’ in Latin), the conference will be held in Cedar City, Utah July 30 through August 2 and feature panel discussions, such as Be the Change – Creating Opportunities; breakout sessions, including Dismantling Oppression Through Actor Training Methods: A Call for Women in Holistic Social Justice Theatre Training; and yoga. A conference on women in theater is a brilliant, much needed idea.
Speakers include Mary McColl, Martha Richards and Jennifer Tuttle. For more information and/or to register, please visit Statera Foundation’s web site.