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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
We are now accepting submissions for the 2022 Relentless Musical Award!
“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.” 
 —LYNN NOTTAGE,
Two-Time Pulitzer Winner, 
Relentless Selection Committee

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