Chicago-based performing-arts company Pride Films and Plays has launched The Great Trans* Play Contest.
The competition is open to playwrights who are transgender, genderqueer, gender-fluid, non-binary or of other gender nonconforming identities.
Specific benefits to the winning submission will include a cash award, and further development in a week-long rehearsal workshop under the direction of PFP company member and trans* artist Delia Kropp, culminating in two publicly performed staged readings at Pride Films and Plays' home, the Pride Arts Center.
The deadline for submissions is April 16, and all entries must be online. There is a $45 entry fee to apply, although Dramatists Guild members are exempt. More info is at filmfreeway.com/festival/GreatTransPlayContest .