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The American Playwriting Foundation is thrilled to
announce our 2022 Relentless Musical Award Winners, 
Shayok Misha Chowdhury & Laura Grill Jaye for their musical 
How the White Girl Got Her Spots and Other 90s Trivia!
See our full list of honorees here.

Click here to see photos from our 2022 Relentless Musical Award Celebration at Theatre Row!


The Relentless Award, established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, is the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play.

“People on the lookout for fierce talent and boldly adventuresome plays have learned to take a cue from the Relentless Award.”
—The New York Times
“At a moment when the impulse of young writers is to craft plays that are small, tidy and producible, the Relentless Award celebrates writing that disrupts and up-ends our notions of what can be presented on the American stage. We are looking for brave, fearless and imaginative writers, who despite the tug of the industry at large, remain unabashedly true to their own voices.” 
Two-Time Pulitzer Winner, 
Relentless Selection Committee
Thank you to all those who submitted to the 2022 Relentless Musical Award! Stay tuned for information about the 2023 Relentless Award.

The American Playwriting Foundation supports our sisters and brothers who are relentlessly fighting for justice and equality. #BlackLivesMatter

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