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Call for Submissions: Southern Rep, THE RUBY PRIZE (women of color playwrights)

Southern Rep is Now Accepting Submissions For THE RUBY PRIZE, our national New Play Award for a woman of color playwright and Announces A New Partnership With Hedgebrook: a ten-day writer’s retreat for the RUBY PRIZE Winner


An annual new play award of $10,000 to a woman of color playwright named in honor of Ruby Bridges, representing perseverance in the face of formidable obstacles.

This program was conceived as part of ongoing efforts made by Southern Rep to develop new American plays, support a diverse community of artists, and incite a stimulating dialogue within our community.


• $10,000 prize
• A week long development workshop with collaboration of full artistic team at the Southern Rep New Play Bacchanal, held in New Orleans, January 5 – 7, 2012
• A sponsored trip to New York to continue development of the play and introduce the new work to a larger audience. (The above travel includes roundtrip air and accommodations.)
• A ten-day writing retreat to Hedgebrook. Located on beautiful Whidbey Island near Seattle, Hedgebrook offers one of the few residency programs in the world exclusively dedicated to supporting the creative process of women writers. Through innovative public programs, Hedgebrook enables women’s work to enrich the global community by diversity: of culture,  nationality, voice, genre, generation, perspective, religious beliefs and political affiliations.  (Does not include travel.)

Two finalists will be selected to have their new works read at the Southern Rep New Play Bacchanal in January 2012. (Includes roundtrip air and accommodations. There is no cash award associated with the selection of finalists.)

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