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Apply Now: The Ryan Hudak LGBTQ+ Dramatic Writing Award

June 18 @ 5:00 pm

The Ryan Hudak LGBTQ+ Dramatic Writing Award is an $8,000 cash grant to be awarded to one (1) New York State-based playwright or screenwriter who self-identifies as LGBTQ+.

The Award honors the life and work of Ryan Hudak, a gay playwright, theater maker, filmmaker, and a valued member of NYFA’s staff who served on the executive and development teams. Tragically, Ryan passed away in May 2022 after a long battle with Leukemia at the age of 32. The Award is open to playwrights and screenwriters who live in New York State, including those who live within the five boroughs of New York City.

Applicants will need to be practicing playwrights or screenwriters and be able to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to their creative practice and career. Applicants will be required to share a statement on how this Award will impact and catalyze their artistic work and practice. Applicants must self-identify as LGBTQ+. Only those who are at least 25 years of age and current New York State residents and have maintained residency for a minimum of 12 months by the application deadline will be considered. 

NYFA is accepting applications now through 5:00 PM ET Tuesday, June 18.