press & Events


Congratulations to Sam Rockwell on his Oscar win!


Gardner’s Pussy Sludge will receive staged readings at theatres throughout the country.


Incredibly Titled Play Pussy Sludge Wins American Playwriting Foundation Prize


Philip Seymour Hoffman $45K prize goes to Brooklyn playwright


Philip Seymour Hoffman $45K Tribute Award Will Go To Playwright Gracie Gardner

12/26/17: The New York Times:

Gracie Gardner Wins Prize for Play With Unprintable Title (The Relentless Award 2017 prize announcement)


'The Wolves,' (by 2015 Relentless Award Winner Sarah DeLappe) took home an ensemble award at this year's Obie Awards—congratulations!

5/22/17: The New York Times

More on the Obie win for 'The Wolves'!


Lynn Nottage Wins Her Second Pulitzer Prize for Broadway’s ‘Sweat’ (Relentless Award Winner, THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe is a Finalist! And Relentless Selection Committee Member Lynn Nottage wins a *second* Pulitzer Prize for SWEAT.)


Aleshea Harris Receives American Playwriting Foundation's Relentless Award


Aleshea Harris is being celebrated this year for her 2016 play 'Is God Is'.

3/6/17: The New York Times:

Blackburn Prize for Women Playwrights Goes to Clare Barron (Relentless Award Winning play DANCE NATION, by Clare Barron, receives another piece of worthy recognition: the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize! Relentless Semifinalist Jen Silverman is also recognized.)

10/23/16: The New York Times:

Aleshea Harris Wins a Playwriting Prize for ‘Is God Is’ (The Relentless Award 2016 prize announcement)

8/10/16: The New York Times:

‘The Wolves’ Uses Soccer to Visit a World of Teenage Girls (Relentless Award Winner Sarah DeLappe's production reviewed)

11/8/15: The New York Times:

Two Playwrights Will Share Prize in Honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Relentless Award 2015 prize announcement)


Two Playwrights Earn New Award in Remembrance of Philip Seymour Hoffman

7/1/15: New York Daily News:

Scripts expected to pour in for Relentless Award, a $45,000 prize for playwrights

1/30/15: Time Out New York:

Philip Seymour Hoffman award gives new playwright $45K and coast-to-coast exposure

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