The Open Meadows Foundation is creating the Nancy Dean Lesbian Playwright Award in honor of Nancy Dean.
The Nancy Dean award for Lesbian Playwrights is to honor a woman who was at the forefront of Lesbian, queer, gay, genderqueer, gender-nonconforming, trans, intersex and people of color movements. They honor her focus and writing on Lesbian relationships before the time of the Stonewall rebellion. Her writings were the precursor to social change. In that spirit of struggle and often hidden desire we encourage the submission of new plays that address the conflict of lesbian, queer or gay, trans and nonbinary women struggling to live and love their best lives. In these times of social definition and refinement the age-old conflict of acceptance and the right to live our true lives as we truly are is still our continuing fight which is refined and embolden by each new generation.
They understand people have their own language for their gender and sexuality. They are open to submission from people who are lesbian, queer or gay, trans and nonbinary.
They take submission via nomination, but do allow self-nomination.
- Writer is lesbian, queer or gay and nonbinary;
- Writer has written at least one play;
- Writer is writing plays about lesbians;
- Writer is committed to writing plays and furthering her/their career;
- Writer is interested in receiving the award.