Southern Rep has announced that it will accept submissions for The Ruby Prize, effective immediately. The $10,000 annual award is named in honor of Ruby Bridges, who showed incredible perseverance in the face of formidable obstacles. The Ruby Prize seeks to support women playwrights of color whose work expands the reach of American theatre in the face of formidable obstacles.
The contest will be open to US citizens who self-identify as women of color, and may be either emerging or established playwrights. Materials must be received by November 25 for consideration for The 2015 Ruby Prize.