Ellen Stewart International Award

The Ellen Stewart International Award will be presented to an individual artist or group of artists who work together or a theatre organization that demonstrates success in promoting social change and youth engagement through their theatre practice.

Candidates can come from any country/community in the world. Candidates must exhibit excellence and major achievements in the areas or socially-engaged theatre with youth involvement. We are looking for as diverse an array of candidates as possible. Candidates should be available to spend a residency  during the summer of 2018 at La MaMa Umbria in Spoleto, Italy.

What the Awardee Receives:

  1. Two weeks residency at the world-famous artist residence: La MaMa Umbria International in Spoleto, Italy. La MaMa Umbria provides accommodation, meals and support for the development of a new or continuing project:

  2. The new project/performance will have its premiere at the famous Spoleto Festival of 2 Worlds.

  3. Cash award in support to the project.

  4. Presentation of the Award at a highly visible ceremony before an international audience with extensive press coverage.

  5. Invitation to participate in International Theatre Institute’s World Congress.

Deadline for nominations: 31 August 2017

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