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Open Meadows Announces 2020 winners for the Nancy Dean Lesbian Playwriting Award
Open Meadows Foundation is proud to announce three awards to playwrights honoring works focusing on lesbian voices and viewpoints.
The Nancy Dean award for Lesbian Playwrights is to honor a woman who was at the forefront of Lesbian, queer, gay, genderqueer, gender-nonconforming, trans, intersex and people of color movements. We honor her focus and writing on Lesbian relationships before the time of the Stonewall rebellion. Her writings were the precursor to social change. In that spirit of struggle and often hidden desire we encouraged the submission of new plays that address the conflict of lesbian, queer or gay, trans and nonbinary women struggling to live and love their best lives. In these times of social definition and refinement the age-old conflict of acceptance and the right to live our true lives as we truly are is still our continuing fight which is refined and embolden by each new generation. We understand people have their own language for their gender and sexuality. We are open to submission from women who are lesbian, queer or gay, trans and nonbinary. The award includes a contribution from the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation in memory of Dr. Donna R. Barnes.
Congratulations to the award winners and we look forward to the production of these inspirational plays.
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