See the six winning plays performed by members of the Relentless Theater Company at a special benefit event at Theatre Row on November 5th! Tickets can be purchased here.
Congratulations to the winners of The Relentless Award's Picket Plays!
The Scorpion Dance by Jon Haller
A Ride in the Car in the Morning by Hannah Globus
fire ants by Lily Houghton and Sofya Levitsky-Weitz
Love Your Work by Eric Pfeffinger
WILDCAT by Kristen Adele Calhoun
Me. by Jill Twiss
See the list of all honorees, including finalists, semifinalists, and honorable mentions, here.
The Relentless Award's Picket Plays were created to support WGA writers who were unable to work due to the writers strike. The award was open to all current WGA members. Six winning ten minute plays were chosen by our selection committee, and each winning writer will be awarded $10,000. The winning plays will be performed at Theatre Row by members of the Relentless Company of actors, including David Corenswet, Kevin Corrigan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Griffin Dunne, K. Todd Freeman, Alfie Fuller, Tavi Gevinson, Michael Godere, Hari Nef, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Tramell Tillman, and more. Additionally, five finalist plays were selected and awarded $1,000 each.
The Relentless Award, founded in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman, places special emphasis on works that are fearless, featuring passionate voices that are relentlessly truthful. Submissions to The Relentless Picket Plays should be written specifically for this opportunity, addressing the theme “Picketing/Striking.”
The Relentless Ten Minute Play Awards will celebrate works that:
Speak to the current moment
Our criteria for submission casts a wide net of eligibility, and we encourage submissions from writers of all identities. Our goal is to foster the creation of new work for the theater while work for television and film is halted, and to recognize and support people whose voices have been historically under- or unrepresented.