Arts in the Armed Forces presents a playwriting award. The Bridge Award was established in honor of their upcoming tenth anniversary 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. The head judge will be Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks.
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:
An AITAF produced reading of the winning play in the fall of 2018, 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.
Award presented at the annual AITAF Broadway Show in November 2018.
Click for eligibility guidelines. Submissions will be accepted December 1, 2017 - March 1, 2018.