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National Latine Playwrights Award

Submissions for the 2022 National Latine Playwrights Award (NLPA) are closed.

Latine playwrights residing in the United States, its territories or Mexico are encouraged to submit scripts for the award. Each script will be read and evaluated by a culturally diverse panel of theatre artists; finalists will be judged by ATC artistic staff.

Established in 1995, the National Latine Playwrights Award is unique in both its longevity and prescience. Previous recipients include Kristoffer Diaz (Pulitzer Prize Finalist), Marisela Treviño Orta (Pen Center USA Literary Award recipient), Caridad Svich (2012 Obie Award winner), Carlos Murillo (National Playwright Residency Program Mellon Foundation), Octavio Solis (NEA Fellowship), Karen Zacarías (Helen Hayes Award recipient) and Luis Alfaro (MacArthur Fellowship or “genius” grant recipient). Of the past 26 recipients, only two have not yet gone on to productions across the United States and around the world. ATC’s long history of recognizing Latine voices is echoed in its embrace of new work that does not neatly comport to genre, form, or subject. 

Arizona Artists Initiative

The Arizona Artists Initiative identifies those artists that contribute to an ATC production, from our staff that live in Arizona to create the productions you see, to the artists that help create readings and other productions – Arizonans take a leading role in everything we do.

Hang & Focus

During COVID Lockdown, ATC produced a weekly one-hour podcast, Hang & Focus!
Here are some of our favorite episodes …

Hang & Focus with Steve Yockey
January 9, 2021

Playwright Steve Yockey discusses his current work and upcoming projects with ATC.

Hang & Focus with Tom Kirdahy
November 6, 2020

Arizona Theatre Company’s Sean Daniels and Chanel Bragg featuring Broadway producer and husband to the late Terrence McNally, Tom Kirdahy.

Hang & Focus with Reginald Douglas & Brian Quijada
December 15, 2020

Reginald Douglas and Brian Quijada discuss ATC’s workshop reading of Quijada’s Somewhere Over The Border.

Hang & Focus with Lauren Gunderson & Danny Erdberg
April 9, 2021

Playwright Lauren Gunderson and Sound Designer Danny Erdberg talk about ATC’s Audio Play, The Heath, featuring Lauren as herself and Emmy and Tony Award-Winner John Larroquette.

Click here to explore ATC’s Hang & Focus Archive.