BLUE INK PLAYWRITING AWARD- American Blues Theater, Chicago

The international Blue Ink Playwriting Award was created in 2010 to support new work. Since inception, they’ve named 8 Award winners, 50 finalists, and 68 semi-finalists.  Over $5,000 in cash and prizes will be distributed to playwrights in 2019.

Each year American Blues Theater accepts worldwide submissions of original, unpublished full-length plays. The winning play will be selected by Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and the theater’s Ensemble. The playwright receives a monetary prize of $1,000 and a developmental workshop or staged reading at American Blues Theater in Chicago. Cash prizes are awarded to finalists and semi-finalists too.  All proceeds of the administrative fee are distributed for playwrights’ cash prizes.

There is a $5 entry fee



Aug 31, 2018 @ 11:59pm Central Daylight Time

Semi-finalists, finalists, and the award winner will be notified January – March 2019.


For more information and to apply please go to

Published on:
17 Aug 2018


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