Lambda Players is offering a $1,000 reward for the best new lesbian-themed play—and the winner will be produced during Lambda’s 2008–2009 season (marking the company’s 20th anniversary).
The deadline for this playwright’s competition is May 31, so if you’ve got a good idea and you get cracking, you could still make the cut.
The competition is open to full-length plays only—no musicals, no children’s plays. There’s a $20 entry fee per play submitted.
After judges have read the scripts, the top three to five finalists will be presented in a reader’s theater format before a public audience during August or September—and audience feedback will factor into the choice of the winning play. The winner will be announced sometime in mid-October, with a staged production targeted for early 2009.
The full details of the competition, as well as an entry form, are on the Lambda Players Web site, www.lambdaplayers.com.
Lambda Players organized in 1989, and for many years, the company floated from venue to venue, staging shows where they could. Lambda finally settled into a 41-seat storefront theater just off Broadway in 2004. Last year, they moved to the 89-seat Studio Theatre on R Street, where they staged one of the most ambitious productions in the company’s history: Tony Kushner’s Angels in America: Millennium Approaches.