Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers
Non-Sequitur by Khadijah Queen is the winner of the second Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers. The award will presented, with a reading of the winning play directed by Fiona Templeton, on Monday, November 17th, 8:00pm at the New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher Street, New York NY 10014.
In addition to the reading, the winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize and print publication of winning play by Litmus Press. And from this round on, the award will be biennial, with the winning play also receiving full production in the following year. The next call for entries will be in 2016.
In memory of Leslie Scalapino, her extraordinary body of work, and her commitment to the community of experimental writing and performance, the Leslie Scalapino Award recognizes the importance of exploratory approaches and an innovative spirit in writing for performance. It wishes to encourage women writers who are taking risks with the playwriting form by offering the opportunity to gain wider exposure through readings and productions. The award also seeks to increase public awareness for this vibrant contemporary field.
Joyelle McSweeney was the winner of the inaugural award for her play Dead Youth, or, the Leaks.