The Rella Lossy Award honors the memory of Rella Lossy, a lifelong champion of the American theatre and playwriting, by honoring the best new full-length script of a play by an emerging playwright that will premiere in Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, San Francisco County, and San Mateo County in the coming year.
How to Apply
The Rella Lossy Award is an award for professionally-oriented theatre organizations that will be presenting a world-premiere full-length play by an emerging playwright opening on or after April 1, 2023 and closing before July 1, 2024. The award goes to the playwright and the producing company.
For the purposes of this award, we define “emerging” as a writer that has yet to be produced on Broadway or by a LORT member theatre.
All proposals must be submitted online by 5 PM Pacific on May 1, 2023.
No 2021 awardee due to Covid
2020: Br'er Peach — Andrew Saito, playwright; AlterTheater, producer
2019: Ghosts of Bogota — Diana Burbano, playwright; AlterTheater Ensemble, producer
2018: Eureka Day – Jonathan Spector, playwright; Aurora Theatre Company, producer
2017: Madame Ho – Eugenie Chan, playwright; Eugenie Chan Theater Projects, producer