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“The Relentless Award, an annual prize for unproduced plays that comes with a sweet $45,000, hasn’t been around long. Established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and initially bestowed in 2015, it’s gone to only four winners so far. One of the first was Sarah DeLappe, for her now exuberantly lauded soccer play, ‘The Wolves.’ 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 (2/9/18)

2018 Relentless Award semifinalist play Our Dear Dead Drug Lord by Alexis Scheer receives two Obies — for Direction and Design!

12/26/19: Playbill

22-Year-Old Max Yu Wins American Playwriting Foundation's 2019 Relentless Award

The top ten theater productions of 2018 (featuring Relentless Award-winning plays Dance Nation and Is God Is)

5/23/18: Midday on WNYC

'Dance Nation': A Comical Coming of Age (interview with 2015 Relentless Award winner, Clare Barron, and actor Ellen Maddow)

Women on Stage Get Their Turn on the Playing Field

(Featuring two APF award-winners: Gracie Gardner and Sarah Delappe)

Your Week in Culture (Theater)

Featuring Gracie Gardner's 'Athena'
"The Relentless Award, an annual prize for unproduced plays that comes with a sweet $45,000, hasn’t been around long. Established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and initially bestowed in 2015, it’s gone to only four winners so far. One of the first was Sarah DeLappe, for her now exuberantly lauded soccer play, “The Wolves.” People on the lookout for fierce talent and boldly adventuresome plays have learned to take a cue from the Relentless Award."

12/27/17: jezebel.com

Incredibly Titled Play Pussy Sludge Wins American Playwriting Foundation Prize

12/27/17: deadline.com

Philip Seymour Hoffman $45K Tribute Award Will Go To Playwright Gracie Gardner

'The Wolves,' (by 2015 Relentless Award Winner Sarah DeLappe) took home an ensemble award at this year's Obie Awards—congratulations!

4/14/17: Variety.com

Lynn Nottage Wins Her Second Pulitzer Prize for Broadway’s ‘Sweat’ (Relentless Award Winner, The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe is a Finalist and Relentless Selection Committee Member Lynn Nottage wins a *second* Pulitzer Prize for Sweat.)

3/15/17: playbill.com

Aleshea Harris is being celebrated this year for her 2016 play 'Is God Is'.

Aleshea Harris Wins a Playwriting Prize for ‘Is God Is’ (The Relentless Award 2016 prize announcement)

Two Playwrights Will Share Prize in Honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Relentless Award 2015 prize announcement)

Scripts expected to pour in for Relentless Award, a $45,000 prize for playwrights

1/7/20: Daily Bruin

Playwright Max Yu becomes first Chinese American to receive Relentless Award

Max Yu, Young Theater Graduate, Wins $45,000 Playwriting Prize (The Relentless Award 2019 prize announcement)

Harrison David Rivers Wins 2018 Relentless Award (The Relentless Award 2018 prize announcement)

Review: ‘Dance Nation,’ the Power and the Terror of Girls at 13

(Congratulations to 2015 Relentless Award winner, Clare Barron!)

Review: ‘Is God Is’ Reinvents the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

(Congratulations to award-winner, Aleshea Harris!)

12/27/17: playbill.com

Gardner’s Pussy Sludge will receive staged readings at theatres throughout the country.

12/27/17: pagesix.com

Philip Seymour Hoffman $45K prize goes to Brooklyn playwright

Gracie Gardner Wins Prize for Play With Unprintable Title (The Relentless Award 2017 prize announcement)

More on the Obie win for 'The Wolves'

Aleshea Harris Receives American Playwriting Foundation's Relentless Award

Blackburn Prize for Women Playwrights Goes to Clare Barron (Relentless Award Winning play Dance Nation, by Clare Barron, receives another piece of worthy recognition: the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize! Relentless Semifinalist Jen Silverman is also recognized.)

‘The Wolves’ Uses Soccer to Visit a World of Teenage Girls (Relentless Award Winner Sarah DeLappe's production reviewed)

Two Playwrights Earn New Award in Remembrance of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman award gives new playwright $45K and coast-to-coast exposure