AITAF The Bridge Award

Arts in the Armed Forces presents The Bridge Award, established with the sole purpose of recognizing an emerging playwright of exceptional talent within the United States military. The award consists of a $10,000 prize and an AITAF-produced reading of the winning work. AITAF is thrilled to announce that Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner will be the Final Selecting Judge for the 2019 Bridge Award!

In addition to bringing world-class theater to the military, AITAF is committed to supporting and sharing the talents of those who serve. This Award will offer a deserving current military service member or veteran artist important connections with the theater community and access to developmental resources, helping to facilitate a deeper understanding and more active dialogue between military and civilian communities.

The Awarded Playwright will Receive:

- $10,000 prize.

- An AITAF-produced reading of the winning play in the fall of 2019, in NYC or on base (if the winning playwright is on active duty) with a professional director and cast.

- A reception and feedback session following the reading.

Click for eligibility guidelines. Submissions will be accepted December 1, 2018 - February 1, 2019.


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