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Ellen Stewart International Award

The Ellen Stewart International is an  given to an individual artist or companywhose work promotes social change and community participation with a particular focus on the engagement of young people. The Ellen Stewart International will be presented to an individual artist or group of artists who work together or a theatre organization that demonstrates success in promoting social change and youth engagement through their theatre practice. Deadline: 30 November 2015.

Named for La MaMa founder Ellen Stewart, The International Award celebrates her remarkable lifetime achievements in the theatre and her dedication to creating a world theatre which embraces all traditions and cultural identities. Through the theatre, countless younger people were inspired by Ellen Stewart as artists and generators of personal and social change.

With the support of the ITI (International Theatre Institute), La MaMa New York and Italy, and theSpoleto Festival of 2 Worlds, the recipient of The Ellen Stewart International will attend the ITI World Congress, receive an artistic residency at La MaMa Umbria to create a new work, and the financial and production support to present the new work at the Spoleto Festival of 2 Worlds, and subsequently at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York.

Ten (10) artists/ companies will be nominated by an International Executive Committee. An Honorary Committee provides advice and support for the Award process.

The Ellen Stewart International Award will be presented to an individual artist or group of artists who work together or a theatre organization that demonstrates success in promoting social change and youth engagement through their theatre practice.

Candidates can come from any country/community in the world. Candidates must exhibit excellence and major achievements in the areas or socially-engaged theatre with youth involvement. We are looking for as diverse an array of candidates as possible. Candidates should be available to spend a residency of 10 days to 2 weeks, during the summer of 2016 at La MaMa Umbria in Spoleto, Italy.

Application Form

Nomination Procedure:
Nominator will fill out the Nomination Form (below) only in English and submit the completed form by the Deadline: 30 November 2015.

Link: Ellen Stewart International Award

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