Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Arizona Theatre Company Announces Submissions for 2020 National Latinx Playwriting Award are due November 1

Latinx playwrights residing in the United States, its territories or Mexico are encouraged to submit scripts for Arizona Theatre Company’s (Sean Daniels, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) 2020 National Latinx Playwriting Award. Deadline is Nov. 1, 2019.

The National Latinx Playwriting Award is a nationally recognized award that reflects ATC’s longstanding support and recognition of Latinx writers.

The winner of the National Latinx Playwriting Award receives $1,000 and the play will be workshopped at Arizona Theatre Company. NLPA winners have gone on to higher profile careers as Latinx playwrights.

The 2019 winner was Benjamin Benne. Previous winners include Kristiana Colón , Michael Mejias, Caridad Svich,Marisela Treviño Orta, Edwin Sanchez, Raul Garza, Carlos Murrilloand Karen Zacarias.

Submission Procedure

We respectfully ask that you adhere to the following application requirements:

• Submit a single script via U.S. mail.

• Scripts must be postmarked by November 1, 2019.  Please include a title page on the script that includes the play’s title, the author’s name and contact information (including a phone number, mailing address and email).

• Include a cover letter of no more than one page describing the play’s developmental history and how the play fits into the playwright’s broader career trajectory.

Submit manuscripts to:

National Latinx Playwriting Award
ATTN: Elaine Romero, Playwright-in-Residence
Arizona Theatre Company
343 S. Scott Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701


The award is open to all Latinx playwrights currently residing in the United States, its territories, or Mexico.

Scripts may be in English, English and Spanish, or solely in Spanish. (Spanish-language and bilingual scripts must be accompanied by an English translation.)

Plays must be unpublished, professionally unproduced, and not currently under option at the time of submission.

Full-length and one-act plays (minimum length: 50 pages) on any subject will be accepted.


The physical scripts become the property of Arizona Theatre Company and will not be returned. In this case, “property” means the physical property of the theatre, not the intellectual property or any rights to the play.

The winner will be notified by Fall 2020.

For more information contact Elaine Romero, ATC Playwright-in-residence at

For more information about Arizona Theatre Company, visit

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