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ASSITEJ International Awards: Submit Your Nominations

ASSITEJ International is now taking nominations for its Artistic Excellence Honorary Presidents’ Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Inspirational Playwrights Awards. The deadline for all three awards is November 10, 2016. The ASSITEJ International Award for Artistic Excellence Honorary Presidents’ Award History In 1990 at the Stockholm World Congress, Dr. Nat Eek (USA) realized that ASSITEJ... Read More

Gillian Adams 1934-2016

This was passed onto us by TYA/USA member Jeanne Klein: With sadness, we note the passing of Gillian Adams (December 1934-August 2016), scholar, long-time member of the children’s literature community, and good friend to many. Gillian trained as a medievalist, earning her Ph.D in 1980 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She attended the first... Read More

New Plays for Young Audiences Submissions & New Play Development Research Participation Opportunity

From our Friends at New Plays for Young Audiences at NYU:   Submissions New Plays for Young Audiences seeks new unpublished and unproduced full-length play scripts for young audiences (ages 4-21) for our 20th season, June 2017. The final date that submissions for 2017 will be accepted is October 31, 2016. We’re Collecting Memories! To... Read More

Playwriting Opportunities: WLPG & Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA

Playwrights (including young playwrights 25 and under)! Check out these two new opportunities from Write Local Play Global and Ensemble Studio Theatre LA. New Award to honor ‘ASSITEJ INSPIRATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS’ A new initiative of created by Write Local Play Global in partnership with the ASSITEJ Executive Committee. Highlighting the importance of playwriting in all its manifestations... Read More

Deadline: Next Generation Applications for Cape Town – September 30

ASSITEJ has released application information for the Next Generation Program in Cape Town! Since applicants submit directly through the link below, please contact us if you do apply (and if you are selected). Next Generation Programme at 2017 ASSITEJ World Congress The Next Generation Programme is an ASSITEJ initiative designed to support artistic and cultural... Read More