ASUNCION PLAYWRIGHTS PROJECT
Pregones Theater's Asunción Playwrights Project showcases the work of Latino and Latina playwrights exploring issues of difference and transformation at the limits of queer identity. The project fosters fun and genuine dialogue between playwrights, theatermakers, LGBTQ communities, and a general audience. We especially seek works that challenge normative straight/gay binaries. Submissions by women writers are encouraged. Both Spanish and English language manuscripts are welcome.
Finalists commit to a public reading and open discussion. A panel of peers, industry professionals, scholars, critics and previous winners makes the final selection of the year's winning play.
The winner recieves a $500 award and the play is given a professionally cast workshop production at Pregones Theater.
The first round is open to all. A completed application form must be submitted with a 10 page sample of the work.
The second round is by invitation only. Up to eight playwrights from the first round are invited to submit their work in its entirety for final review. The public readings are selected from this group of finalists.
All plays must be original, full length works for the stage that have never been produced and are not currently under option. Plays may be submitted in Spanish or English. Monologues and/or one-person shows will not be considered. Asunción will only consider works of superior artistic rigor that meet two or more of the project's criteria:
• explore issues of difference and transformation at the limits of queer identity;
The Asunción Playwrights Project is recognized with a special merit recognition from HOLA Organization of Latin Actors and a feature in Ollantay Theater Magazine.
November 14, 2012.
Don't forget to complete the Online Application Form.
PLEASE NOTE: Applications are only accepted online. The deadline for the next rendition of the Asunción competition is November 14, 2013.
2011: rasgos asiáticos/asian traces by Virginia Grise • Top Finalists: Bajo los hábitos de resignación by Rosarina Liriano • El Gos by Pablo García Gámez • Zona Rosa by Carlos Morton.
2009: Chimichangas and Zoloft - Fernanda Coppel •
2007: Las facultades - Aravind Adyanthaya • Finalists: Men on the Verge 3 - Guillermo Reyes • El hijo de un rey - Carlos Alberto Valencia • Por las diez pulgadas de un bárbaro - Pablo García Gámez & Santiago Serrano.
2006: God’s Creatures - Chuy Sánchez • Finalist: Uñas pintadas de azul - Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes.
2005: I Just Love Andy Gibb - Charles Rice-González • Finalists: Graciela - Julia López • Mami’s Feast - Chuy Sánchez • Catalina De Erauso: The Man Inside of Me - Elaine Romero
2004 Tied Winners: Sissy - Ricardo Bracho, and Blanco - Pablo García Gámez • Finalist: Manchild Machismo - A.B. Lugo
2003: Tiembla - Gozalo Aburto • Finalists: A Cherry Tree Dies in Washington Heights - Nicholas Rodríguez • Escándalo - Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes • Querido - Ricardo Bracho
This program is made possible by public funds from the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs and the NYS Council on the Arts. Funding is also provided by JPMorgan Chase Foundation. Southwest is proud to be the Official Airlines of Pregones Theater.
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