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Building For The Arts & American Playwriting Foundation Announce Merger Photo Building For The Arts & American Playwriting Foundation Announce Merger
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021

The American Playwriting Foundation has announced that it has merged with Building for the Arts, the non-profit organization that programs and administers Theatre Row and Music and the Brain.

Adam Schlesinger Inspiration Behind Relentless Award with Prize of $65,000 for Unprod Photo Adam Schlesinger Inspiration Behind Relentless Award with Prize of $65,000 for Unproduced Musical
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 9, 2021

Schlesinger, an artistic advisor during the creation of the Relentless Award and an Academy Award, Tony-nominated and Emmy and Grammy Award-winning songwriter, passed away from COVID-19 last spring.

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: CINCINNATI EDITION Announced Photo THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: CINCINNATI EDITION Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2021

The 24 Hour Plays has announced a special Cincinnati edition round of The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues, which they will host in partnership with the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and featuring brand-new monologues written, rehearsed and recorded in 24 hours by 12 actors and playwrights.  

McKnight Foundation and Playwrights' Center Announce The 2020-2021 National Residency Photo McKnight Foundation and Playwrights' Center Announce The 2020-2021 National Residency & Commission and Fellowships
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2020

The McKnight Foundation and Playwrights' Center are continuing to invest in the future of theater by supporting some of today's most promising playwrights through the McKnight National Residency and Commission and McKnight Fellowships in Playwriting. The awards are all the more pertinent as many theater-makers face unprecedented challenges during this moment of crisis.

Harrison David Rivers Named Recipient of 2018 Relentless Award Photo Harrison David Rivers Named Recipient of 2018 Relentless Award
by Julie Musbach - Jan 2, 2019

The American Playwriting Foundation, established to make annual grants to new American plays, has selected Harrison David Rivers for The 2018 Relentless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a play.

Photo Flash: Ethan Hawke, Chlo√ę Sevigny And More Celebrate At The Relentless Award C Photo Photo Flash: Ethan Hawke, Chlo√ę Sevigny And More Celebrate At The Relentless Award Ceremony
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2018

The 2017 Relentless Award, in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman, was presented Monday evening, June 25, 2018, to Gracie Gardner for her play Pussy Sludge.

Tony, OBIE, and Drama Desk Award Winner Pam Mackinnon Named New Artistic Director At  Photo Tony, OBIE, and Drama Desk Award Winner Pam Mackinnon Named New Artistic Director At American Conservatory Theater
by Rebecca Russo - Jan 23, 2018

Following an extensive nationwide search,American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Board of Trustees and Executive Director Peter Pastreich today named Tony, OBIE, and Drama Desk Award winner Pam MacKinnon the new artistic director of San Francisco's premier nonprofit theater organization. MacKinnon succeeds Carey Perloff who will depart from American Conservatory Theater at the end of the 2017-18 season after 25 years at the helm. MacKinnon will begin planning the 2018-19 season alongside Perloff effective immediately. In addition, she will begin partnering with the leaders of A.C.T.'s world-class actor training programs and ever-expanding community programs, ensuring A.C.T. continues its role as the Bay Area's leading theater arts educational organization.

American Playwriting Foundation Selects Gracie Gardner as Winner of 2017 Relentless A Photo American Playwriting Foundation Selects Gracie Gardner as Winner of 2017 Relentless Award
by Julie Musbach - Dec 26, 2017

The American Playwriting Foundation (David Bar Katz, Executive Director), established to make annual grants to new American plays, has selected Gracie Gardner for The 2017 Relentless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a play. Established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, this year's Relentless Award Winner Pussy Sludge is about a young woman who is also an oil well.

Mike Carlsen and Aaron Roman Weiner to Star in WITHOUT at Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

Mike Carlsen and Aaron Roman Weiner star in the headliner of the staged reading series: WITHOUT, a new play by Michael Puzzo at Planet Connections.

Mike Carlsen and Aaron Roman Weiner to Star in WITHOUT at Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Mike Carlsen and Aaron Roman Weiner star in the headliner of the staged reading series: WITHOUT, a new play by Michael Puzzo at Planet Connections.

Photo Flash: American Playwriting Foundation Announces Aleshea Harris as Winner of Relentless Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The American Playwriting Foundation (Executive Director David Bar Katz), established to make annual grants to new American plays, has selected Aleshea Harris for The 2016 Relentless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a play.

The Relentless Award Will Send Eight American Playwrights to London Each Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The American Playwriting Foundation, which awards the largest annual grant in American theater to an unproduced play, is partnering with two of the most vibrant theaters in London to give eight American playwrights per year an opportunity to create artistic relationships with the British theater community.

Aleshea Harris Wins 2016 Relentless Award in Honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The American Playwriting Foundation, established to make annual grants to new American plays, has selected Aleshea Harris for The 2016 Relentless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a play.

Photo Flash: Josh Charles, Michael Urie & More Celebrate SPACE on Ryder Farm at 2016 Kick-Off Party
by Tyler Peterson - May 20, 2016

SPACE on Ryder Farm, the non-profit artist residency program located on Ryder Farm, an idyllic 200 year-old working organic farm in Brewster, New York announced its 2016 season for The Working Farm, Family Residency, Creative Solutions Symposium and Artistic Residency programs at The Players Club. In attendence were Josh Charles, David Bar Katz, Michael Urie, and Marsha Norman, as well as 2016 SPACE residents Cusi Cram, Daisy Foote, Adam Rapp, and recipients of the inaugural Relentless Award--Clare Barron and Sarah DeLappe.

Photo Flash: Clare Barron and Sarah DeLappe Receive American Playwriting Foundation's 2015 Relentless Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Last night, the American Playwriting Foundation, established to make annual grants to new American plays, awarded its two female winners The Relentless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater. Scroll down for photos from the event!

Two Playwrights Earn New Award in Remembrance of Philip Seymour Hoffman
by Sally Henry - Nov 8, 2015

The inaugural recipients of the 'Relentless Award' have been announced.

Photo Coverage: Barefoot Theatre Company Celebrates 2015 Vassallo Awards with Spring Gala
by Nora Dominick - Jul 21, 2015

Barefoot Theatre Company celebrated the 2015 Vassallo Awards with a Spring Gala at the American Ballroom Theater in Manhattan. The ceremony, hosted by VH1's Ellie Lee, honored artistic achievement as well as mentorship and educational outreach to the younger generation of artists in memory of Ed Vassallo. Vassallo's career spanned 20 years and included work producing for the LAByrinth Theatre Company and volunteering with the 52nd Street Project.

American Theater Co & Araca Group Partner for New Play Workshop
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 20, 2015

American Theater Company (ATC) announces the second year of AracaWorks: Chicago, a new play development workshop in partnership with New York's The Araca Group, Broadway producers of Disgraced, Urinetown, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, The Wedding Singer, Lend Me a Tenor, and A View from the Bridge. AracaWorks: Chicago emerged from a collaboration that led to the development of Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, which received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a 2015 Tony Award nomination for Best Play. The program gives three playwrights a weeklong development opportunity at ATC, culminating in a weekend of private readings-with one of the three plays selected to receive a year of development attention.

The Old Globe to Stage Reading of THE REVISIONIST for Holocaust Remembrance Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

On April 13, 2015, arts-related organizations across the country will unite to honor victims of the Holocaust by joining in the first ever Remembrance Readings for Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah). This event was conceived and launched by the National Jewish Theater Foundation (NJTF) and draws on information from over 600 plays made accessible in their newly created Holocaust Theater Catalog (HTC).

American Playwriting Foundation Forms New Award in Honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 30, 2015

The American Playwriting Foundation, established to make annual grants to new American plays, announced today The Relentless Award, the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play. Established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, The Relentless Award will honor an unproduced play with $45,000, laying the groundwork for the future of American Theater. The American Playwriting Foundation is now open for submissions, and the deadline is July 10, 2015. Three finalists and one winner will be announced on October 2, 2015.

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