WTP is pleased to announce the 2018 winner: Queens, by Martyna Majok

Majok speaking at the Jane Chambers Award presentation in Boston. For more information on Majok and her work, visit her website: 

Queens centers on the lives of two generations of immigrants who collide in a basement apartment in Queens, NY. Epic, personal, and political, Queens explores the cost of closed doors and of forgetting where you came from. 

Runner Up:
Allond(R)A, by Gina Femia
Honorable Mentions:
Bull in a China Shop, by Bryna Turner

Fuel, by Caridad Svitch

Milk and Gall, by Mathilde Dratwa

The Niceties, by Eleanor Burgess

Wendy and the Neckbeards, by Kari Bentley-Quinn

For curated notes on all honorees, click here

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Jane Chambers Coordinators 
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Student Jane Chambers Coordinator

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THE JANE CHAMBERS AWARD recognizes new plays and performance texts created by women writers which present a feminist perspective and that provide significant opportunities for female performers. This annual award, founded in 1984, welcomes experimentations in form and in subject matter. It is given in memory of lesbian playwright Jane Chambers, who through her plays such as A Late Snow, My Blue HeavenLast Summer at Bluefish Cove, and Kudzu became a major feminist voice in American theater. Sponsored by the Women and Theatre Program with the Association for Theater in Higher Education, the contest understands feminism to cross an array of class, sex, race, national, ethnic, theatrical, and/or geographic perspectives. The Jane Chambers Contest winner receives $1000 & a rehearsed reading at ATHE’s annual summer conference, where she is recognized at ATHE's Awards Ceremony.   ​