The Humanitas Prize | About PLAY LA


15 Nov 2016, by admin in Contests, playla

PLAY LA works with HUMANITAS to support Southern California playwrights.

HUMANITAS has for years given budding television writers a leg up through its New Voices mentorship initiative and most recently lends its support to locally based playwrights through PLAY LA, a new program since 2015.

PLAY LA Workshop will develop up to five new plays written by local, early to mid-career writers interested in creating stage works from the ground up. Each playwright will receive a $1,500 stipend and access to advice from theatre, film and television professionals throughout the year.

The development of these PLAY LA Workshop plays will be overseen by award-winning playwright and screenwriter Shem Bitterman, founder of PlayLab at Los Angeles’ renowned Skylight Theatre. At the end of the process, each play will be featured as a workshop reading in the HUMANITAS PLAY LA Festival Of New Works produced in conjunction with six celebrated local theatres.

For information about the PLAY LA Workshop and instructions on how to submit, click here.


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