Foreign-born theatre professionals eligible for Creative Promise in Theatre prize

The Vilcek Foundation is seeking applications from foreign-born theatre professionals age 38 and younger for the 2016 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Theatre.  Eligible applicants include playwrights, directors, actors, designers, book writers, composers, lyricists and choreographers.  Three winners will each receive a $50,000 unrestricted cash prize and will be honored at an awards ceremony in New York City in April 2016. The application deadline is June 15, 2015.

Complete eligibility requirements and an online application can be found on

The Vilcek Foundation aims to raise public awareness of the contributions of immigrants to the sciences, arts, and culture in the United States. The Foundation was established in 2000 by Jan and Marica Vilcek, immigrants from the former Czechoslovakia. The mission of the Foundation was inspired by the couple’s respective careers in biomedical science and art history, as well as their personal experiences and appreciation for the opportunities offered them as newcomers to the United States. The Foundation achieves its mission through hosting immigrant artists and performers at their gallery space in New York City, awarding the annual Vilcek Prizes in the biomedical sciences and the arts and humanities, and sponsoring programs such as the Hawaii International Film Festival.

Via: The Vilcek Foundation