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.
Allond(R)A, by Gina Femia
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
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Maya Roth & Jennifer-Scott Mobley
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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 Heaven, Last 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.