Apply for the 2019 Award

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The Women and Theatre Program is pleased to recognize Andie Berry's play Son of Soil as the winner of the 2018 Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award. 

For more information on Son of Soil, as well as all past winners and honorees, please visit the main Jane Chambers page on this website. Curation notes on both the professional and student contests are available dating back to 2007. 

The Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award recognizes plays and performance texts created by cis/trans/female-identifying women that present a feminist perspective and contain significant opportunities for female performers. This competition is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. The Jane Chambers Award for emergent playwrights encourages diversity of style and content. All forms of drama are accepted, including solo performance work. 

The winning play will receive a staged reading at the annual Women and Theatre Program pre-conference, which will be held August 1st in Boston, Massachusetts prior to the American Theatre in Higher Education Conference (ATHE). The student winner will receive a $250 cash prize and a year's membership in Women and Theatre.


2018 Winner!

Please submit a pdf of the script, the application and a CV to The deadline is March 1, 2019.

The application can be downloaded here