The 2022 recipient of the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award is...Amanda L. Andrei's "Mama, I Wish I Were Silver."
Amanda L. Andrei is a Filipina Romanian American playwright, translator, and teaching artist residing in Los Angeles by way of Virginia/Washington DC. She writes epic, irreverent plays that center the concealed, wounded places of history from the perspectives of diasporic Filipina women, and she translates from Romanian to English. Her plays have been developed with Relative Theatrics, Parity Productions, Echo Theatre, The Vagrancy, Playwrights Arena, Artists at Play, La MaMa, and more. MFA: USC, MA: Georgetown.
Congrats as well to the 2022 Award Honorable Mentions
Carolyn Gage, "In McClintock's Corn"
Carolyn Gage is a playwright, performer, and activist. The author of nine anthologies of plays and eighty-three musicals, dramas, and one-woman shows, she specializes in non-traditional roles for women, especially reclaiming famous lesbians whose stories have been distorted or erased from history. For twenty-two years, Gage toured in the US and Canada in her award-winning, one-woman play, The Second Coming of Joan of Arc, offering performances, workshops, and lectures on lesbian theatre. www.carolyngage.com
Christina Pumariega, "Joan Dark"
Christina Pumariega acts and writes. Often simultaneously. Her plays include Lei Chiede (2022 O’Neill Conference finalist), Her Math Play (Hartford Stage’s 2021 New Play Festival) and Joan Dark. Her TV writing credits include “Turner & Hooch” (Disney+) and “Bluff City Law” (NBC). Acting on and Off-Broadway, and in television and film, Pumariega has cross examined Coach Taylor, made out with the Fly and set a Cuban pharmacy ablaze in a corset. MFA Acting, NYU.
Two new anthologies of selected winners of the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award are available from NoPassport Press.
Lesbian & Queer Plays from the Jane Chambers Prize
edited by Maya Roth and Jennifer-Scott Mobley (2019)
Cross-Cultural Feminisms: Plays from the Jane Chambers Prize
edited by Maya Roth and Jennifer-Scott Mobley (forthcoming)
This volume includes:
Christine Evans, Trojan Barbie: A Car Crash Encounter with Euripides’ Trojan Women
Natalie Mayorga Goodnow, Mud Offerings
Emma Stanton, No Candy