NI Lit Award for Playwriting

3 • The Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting • for a play written in response to the prompt “What does it mean to be a human in a computerized world?”

Award will be announced in early May of 2018.


Submission Requirements

Submissions must include a blind copy of the play, a resume/bio, a production history of the play and a 1-page statement of purpose that answers the following questions:
1. How does your play address the theme of exploring humanity in our computerized, digital world?
2. What are your goals for this play in its current form?
3. The winning play will receive two readings: one at VoxFest at Dartmouth College in July 2018, and the second at the New Works Now Festival at Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT, the following January. How would you use this two-part development process to achieve these goals?

Note that plays that have received a full production are not eligible for the competition.

Playwrights can submit here:


The award comes with an honorarium of $5000.


Deadline for submission, December 31, 2017.


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