|Now in its tenth year, Marin Theatre Company's two new play prizes were established in 2007 to celebrate the work of the American playwright and to encourage the creation of bold, powerful new voices and plays for the American stage. The David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize is awarded to a professionally unproduced playwright for a new work that shows outstanding promise and a distinctive new voice, and is given a $2500 cash prize and a workshop as part of MTC's New Play Reading Series. The Sky Cooper New American Play Prize is awarded to an emerging or established playwright for an outstanding new work, and is given a $10,000 cash prize and option for production on MTC's main stage. These prizes serve to further MTC’s commitment to the development of new plays as a central component of its artistic programs.
MTC is proud to announce Sarah DeLappe as the 2016 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize winner for her play The Wolves—which will be playing on the MTC mainstage in March 2018—and Jaisey Bates as the 2016 David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize winner for her play The Day We Were Born.
Submissions for the 2018 David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize will be accepted July 1-31, 2017. See details below.
Submissions for the 2018 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize will be accepted August 1-31, 2017. See details below.
Please review the Guidelines for each new play prize before filling out and submitting your application. See details below.
Playwrights who submitted in 2016 for the 2017 play prizes:
We are hard at work evaluating this round of entries. Thanks for your patience!
We look forward to reading your work!