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The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

The KCACTF Latinx Playwriting Award

The KCACTF Latinx Playwriting Award desires to stimulate the voices of young Latinx playwrights in America. The award will be presented to the author of the outstanding play written by a student of Hispanic heritage.

  • The national award recipient will receive $1,000.
  • The second place award is a cash prize of $500.
  • The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival will provide the award recipient with an all-expenses paid professional development opportunity.
  • The Dramatists Guild Award provides the playwright with Active membership in the Guild.

The play must be produced by a college or university or publicly presented in a "rehearsed" or "staged reading" format following a significant development process. The must comply with the guidelines for scripts entered in the KCACTF Michael Kanin Playwriting Program.

For other questions, refer to Rules and Procedures for the Michael Kanin Playwriting Awards Program.

Previous Award Recipients

Los Moreno by Mercedes Floresislas, University of California at Riverside
Runner-up The River Bride by Marisela Treviño Orta, University of Iowa
Café by Raquel Almazan, Columbia University
Runner-up The Ghosts of Lote Bravo by Hilary Bettis, The Julliard School
She Gets Naked in the End by Briandaniel Oglesby, University of Texas at Austin
Runner-up From the Deep by Cassie M. Seinuk, Lesley University
No Comas Tomates antes de Dormir porgue Tendrás Pesadillas by J. Isabel Salazar, California Institute of the Arts
Casualties of Dreams and Sand by Christina Hjelm, University of New Mexico
Caballos Muertos by Law Chavez, University of New Mexico
Las Hermanas Padilla by Tony Meneses, University of Iowa
Runner-up 7, Eight, 9, by Joe Luis Cedillo, University of Iowa
maelstrom by Christopher Peña, New York University
Aurora by Leonard Madrid, University of New Mexico
2nd Place Blu by Virginia Grise, California Institute of the Arts
Perla by Leonard Madrid, University of New Mexico
A Kiss for Death by Don Garcia, University of New Mexico
Things Behind the Moon byMarco Ramirez, New York University
Tecolotito by Leonard Madrid, University of New Mexico
A Place Without Seasons by Marco Ramirez, New York University
Yemaya's Belly by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Brown University
GAS by Elizabeth Otero, University of New Mexico
A Sick World by Robert Lopez, California State University - Los Angeles
Sombra del Padre/Father's Shadow by Elvira Carrizal of the University of Minnesota, Crisis Point Theatre, Minneapolis