This year, 2019, ICWP has taken a decision not to bestow awards on theatres who achieve 50/50 gender equity in the playwrights that they produced in their seasons from July 2018 - June 2019. We are taking time to re-assess the extensive resources required: finance, volunteer hours and resources, and the ability of ICWP to acquire and maintain these resources.
Since the 50/50 Applause Awards were first instituted in 2012 we have seen the development of other theatre-monitoring projects such as " The Count" resourced by the Lilly Awards and the Dramatists Guild of America. " The Count" however uses different criteria from that used by ICWP and only covers theatres in the USA.
As an international organisation, we need to include other countries with a theatre tradition where we have members working as playwrights and where the record of gender equity for female dramatists varies enormously.
Those theatres, around the world, who continue to achieve 50/50 gender equity continue to command our respect and admiration and we applaud their efforts to put the works of women playwrights in front of audiences around the world in equal measure to male playwrights.
In this era where women's rights are being violated, standards of equality under attack and many of those rights that have been established by courageous campaigners are being eroded, it is vital that women's stories, imaginations and voices are included in the creative output of the global theatre community.
We welcome inquiries from organisations and individuals who would like to partner with ICWP to continue the 50/50 Applause Awards in 2020.
Patricia L. Morin
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** Denotes Repeat Recipient
|16th Street Theater**||Acadiana Repertory Theatre||Alberta Theatre Projects **|
|Berwyn, IL USA||Lafayette, LA USA||Calgary, Alberta Canada|
|Arkansas Repertory Theatre||Aurora Theatre Company**||Baxter Theatre Centre|
|Little Rock, AR USA||Berkeley, CA USA||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Belvoir St. Theatre||Berkeley Repertory Theatre||Burning Coal Theatre Company|
|Surry Hills, NSW Australia||Berkeley, CA USA||Raleigh, NC USA|
|Capital Stage Company||Catholic University of America||Centenary Stage Company**|
|Sacramento, CA USA||Hartke Theatre||Hackettstown, NJ USA|
|Washington, DC USA|
|Central Works **||Centre du Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui||Checkpoint Theatre **|
|Berkeley, CA USA||Montreal, Quebec Canada||Singapore, Singapore|
|City Theatre Company **||Epic Theatre Company||Factory Theatre**|
|Pittsburgh, PA USA||Cranston, RI USA||Toronto, Ontario Canada|
|Geffen Playhouse||Globe Theatre **||Globus Theatre @ the LAB**|
|Los Angeles, CA USA||Regina, Saskatchewan Canada||Bobcaygeon, Ontario Canada|
|Great Canadian Theatre Company **||Griffin Theatre Company||HERE Arts Center **|
|Ottawa, Ontario Canada||Kings Cross NSW, Australia||New York, NY USA|
|Horizon Theatre Company**||Huntington Theatre Company||Imago Theatre **|
|Atlanta, GA USA||Boston, MA USA||Portland, Oregon USA|
|Jungle Theater||Key City Public Theatre **||Kitchen Theatre Company**|
|Minneapolis, MN USA||Port Townsend, WA USA||Ithaca, NY USA|
|Know Theatre of Cincinnati**||La Jolla Playhouse||Lab Theater Project|
|Cincinnati, OH USA||La Jolla, CA USA||Tampa, FL USA|
|Magic Theatre**||Marin Theatre Company **||Marjorie Lyons Playhouse,|
|San Francisco, CA USA||Mill Valley, CA USA||Centenary Theatre Program of Louisiana|
|Shreveport, LA USA|
|MCC Theater||Mildred's Umbrella||New Jersey Repertory Company|
|New York, NY USA||Theater Company **||Long Branch, NJ USA|
|Houston, TX USA|
|Northlight Theatre **||off the WALL Productions **||Open Stage of Harrisburg **|
|Skokie, IL USA||Carnegie, PA USA||Harrisburg, PA USA|
|Paul Robeson Theatre**||People's Light||Plan-B Theatre Company **|
|Buffalo, NY USA||Malvern, PA USA||Salt Lake City, UT USA|
|Playwrights Horizons **||Portland Stage Company||Prairie Theatre Exchange **|
|New York, NY USA||Portland, ME USA||Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada|
|Rep Stage Howard||Round House Theatre **||Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh|
|Community College **||Bethesda, MD USA||Edinburgh, Scotland UK|
|Columbia, MD USA|
|Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre **||Shelterbelt Theatre**||Shotgun Players**|
|Winnipeg, MB Canada||Omaha, NE USA||Berkeley, CA USA|
|Signature Theatre Company**||South Coast Repertory **||Stages Theatre Company|
|New York, NY USA||Costa Mesa, CA USA||Hopkins, MN USA|
|Synchronicity Theatre**||Teatro Paraguas **||The Other Room|
|Atlanta, GA USA||Santa Fe, NM USA||Cardiff, Wales UK|
|University of Tennessee at||Wasa Teater|
|Chattanooga Theatre **||Vasa, Finland|
|Chattanooga, TN USA|
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