Vermont Playwrights Award was established in 1982 by The Valley
Players, a community theater group in Waitsfield, Vermont. The
intent of the award is to promote the theater arts and to encourage
and support the creation of original plays by residents of Vermont,
New Hampshire and Maine.
cash prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the winning playwright.
Funding for the award is provided by The Audrey Mixer Endowment
Fund, a memorial to the late Audrey Mixer, a devoted actress and
Valley Player, by her husband Richard Mixer. The Valley Players
reserves the right not to award a prize.
winning play also may be produced by the Valley Players, a
volunteer, non-profit production company located in Vermont's
beautiful Mad River Valley. Celebrating over 20 years of successful
theater, the Players own the theater which seats 200 and is located
on Route 100 in Waitsfield, Vermont, part of the beautiful Mad River
company produces and supports a variety of theatrical and performing
arts each year including such shows as The Dining Room, 84
Charing Cross Road, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Don't Dress for
Dinner, an annual community
variety show, Cabin Fever Follies and presentations by other
performing arts and theater groups.
submissions must be a full-length, non-musical play suitable for
production by a community theater company. The contest is open only
to residents of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. The play must not
have been previously published or produced. Entrants must request
the entry form and rules by mail (see below) or by reading the rules
and downloading the entry form.
deadline for submission is February 1 each year.
Thank you for your
To request rules and entry
forms by mail,
send a self addressed stamped envelope to:
Vermont Playwrights Award
The Valley Players
P.O. Box 441
Waitsfield, VT 05673
For more information, call
Jennifer Howard (802) 496-3751