5 New York theaters win 50/50 Applause Award for producing women playwrights

Detroit by Lisa D’Amour, at Playwrights Horizons, one of the five New York theaters to win the International Centre for Women Playwright’s 50/50 Applause Award

Five New York City theaters are among the 29 worldwide to win the International Centre for Women Playwrights 50/50 Applause Award, recognizing those theaters hat have successfully created seasons that produce plays by female playwrights at least 50 percent of the time.

The theaters in New York, with the list of shows in the 2012-2013 season:

The Cherry Lane Theater

  • “Pas de Deux (lost my shoe)” by Lisa Ramirez
  • “Joe” by Elizabeth A. Davis
  • “Lawnpeople” by Natalia Naman
  • “Exile” by Nastaran Ahmadi

Clubbed Thumb

  • “Baby Screams Miracle” by Clare Barron
  • “Phoebe in Winter” by Jen Silverman
  • “La Brea” by Gregory S. Moss

Here Arts

  • “Strange Tales of Liaozhai” by Hanne Tierney
  • “Aging Magician” Written and composed by Paola Prestini
  • “Lucid Possession” by Toni Dove
  • “Sumeida’s Song” book by David Herskovitz, created and composed by Mohammed Fairouz
  • “Soldier Songs” book by Yuval Sharon, composed by David T. Little
  • “City Council Meeting” by Aaron Landsman, Mallory Catlett, Jim Findley
  • “You Are Dead, You Are Here” by Christine Evans, created by Joseph Megel

New York Theatre Workshop

  • “Red Dog Howls” by Alexander Dinelaris
  • “A Civil War Christmas” by Paula Vogel
  • “Belleville” by Amy Herzog
  • “Sontag: Reborn” Adapted by Moe Angelos

Playwrights Horizons

  • “Detroit” by Lisa D’Amour
  • “The Whale” by Samuel D. Hunter
  • “The Great God Pan” by Amy Herzog
  • “The Flick” by Annie Baker
  • “The Call” by Tanya Barfield
  • “Far From Heaven” book by Richard Greenberg, music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michael Korie

Complete list of theaters from around the world that won the 50/50 Applause Award

Alter Theater (San Rafael, California, USA)

Black Coffee Productions (Bangalore, India)

Children’s Theatre Company (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)

Clubbed Thumb (New York, New York, USA)

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre (South Orange, New Jersey, USA)

Factory Theatre (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Haugesund Teater (Rogaland, Haugesand, Norway)

HERE (New York, New York, USA)

Hollins University (Roanoke, Virginia, USA)

Indian Ensemble Theatre (Bangalore, India)

Looking for Lilith Theatre Company (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)

Mixed Blood Theatre (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)

New York Theatre Workshop (New York, New York, USA)

Orlando Repertory Theatre (Orlando, Florida, USA)

Playwrights Horizons (New York, New York, USA)

Prairie Theatre Exchange (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Prologue Theatre Company (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Ragged Wing Ensemble (El Cerrito, California, USA)

Road Less Traveled Productions (Buffalo, New York, USA)

Shameless Hussy Productions (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

Stage Left Theatre (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Stageworks Theatre (Tampa, Florida, USA)

Symmetry Theatre (Berkeley, California, USA)

Synchronicity Theatre (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Teatro Luna (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Tennessee Women’s Theatre Project (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)

The Cherry Lane Theatre (New York, New York, USA)

The English Theatre of Rome (Rome, Italy)

Theatre Pro Rata (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)


Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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