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Congratulations to the 2021 DGF Award Recipients
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 01:39 pm EDT 09/10/21

Each year, the Dramatists Guild Foundation Awards honor playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists.
DGF is proud to partner with supporters to invest in these writers and the future of theater through their stories.


THE GEORGIA ENGEL COMEDY PLAYWRITING PRIZE

Brittany K. Allen
The Georgia Engel Comedy Playwriting Prize is given annually
to a female-identifying playwright in honor of their work in comedy.
The award was spearheaded in 2020 by Georgia’s close friends, writer/producer Phil Rosenthal and actress Monica Horan Rosenthal (Rosenthal Family Foundation), producer Dori Berinstein, and actor John Quilty (the Founding Committee).

WATCH BRITTANY'S ACCEPTANCE AT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l5jywHysVs


THE THOM THOMAS AWARD
Avi Amon
The Thom Thomas Award is given to a former DGF Fellow and commemorates playwright Thom Thomas’s endless passion for nurturing the next generation of dramatists and his appreciation of DGF’s support of writers.
The selected awardee demonstrates great artistic skill and articulates how they would put the money to use. This can include livelihood expenses, project expenses, travel expenses – anything that will support their ability to create their best work.
The Award is made possible through the generous support of his longtime friends and colleagues, Iris Rainer Dart and Helen Lee Henderson.

WATCH AVI'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH AT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVZgm7WVLWo


THE STEPHEN SCHWARTZ AWARD
Emily Xu Gardner Hall
The Stephen Schwartz Award is a pledge to the future of musical theatre. The Award is given annually to a musical theatre writer whose voice is seen as critical to the continued success of the craft, in unconditional support of their work.

WATCH EMILY'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH AT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0F2ttH7opA



THE BENJAMIN INDICK AWARD
Paulo K Tiról
The Benjamin Indick Award honors a mid-career lyricist, librettist or book writer for musical theater, in honor of the late science fiction writer.

WATCH PAULO'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH AT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaY50jokLUU


Learn more about our annual Awards at DGF.org/Awards
Link http://DGF.org/Awards
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