Nominate Theatres bridging the gender inequity gap
2016 ICWP 50/50 Applause Award for Theatre Gender Parity Around the Globe
(The World) – (The World) – Communities from Toronto to Dublin to Washington, D.C. are focusing on the vast gender inequity for professional playwrights and other theatre practitioners. The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) is proud to sponsor the fifth annual 50/50 Applause Award, celebrating theatres which achieved gender parity among their produced playwrights within the past theatre season. The nomination window for the 2015-2016 theatrical season is about to open!
This year’s nomination form will go live May 2, 2016 on the main page of the ICWP website,, where you will also find links to videos, press releases, and news. Anyone may nominate eligible theatres. The following are highlights of the eligibility requirements.
• At least 50% of the plays produced between July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 are the work of female playwrights
• At least 50% of the total number of performances during that window are the work of female playwrights
• Theatres may not have the development of works by women as their main mission statement
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Along with artistic directors and theatre employees, the public is encouraged to nominate any theatre which meets the criteria for the award. Please share this information with your theatre friends around the world! Recipients of the 2015/16 award will be announced in September 2016. Start verifying information now to be ready to nominate when the window opens May 2nd. For more information about the award and previous recipients, go to