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Apply – The Leah

Apply The Leah How to Apply All women, trans women, and non-binary playwrights who consider themselves emerging (as distinct from fledgling or mid-career playwrights) are eligible to apply for The Leah. Playwrights from all over the world are encouraged to apply, but the play must be written in English. Eligibility does not require that a …

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Leah’s Writings – Fumes

Leah’s Writings Fumes (excerpted from The Other One, a novel in progress) Mike knew that the gas gauge on the ’76 Dart was unreliable. Mike’s roommate Larry often commented on its capricious nature. For example, once the gauge had read a quarter tank for a week and a half, and then it had suddenly dropped …

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Leah’s Writings – Calling Luis

Leah’s Writings Calling Luis A short play DOROTHY sits in a chair with a telephone. There is another chair opposite her. She is giving herself a pedicure, and eating a bag of potato chips as she answers the phone. Phone rings. DOROTHY Yeah, pet psychic. Okay….ever used our services before? Well, she’s pretty busy. Can …

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Donate DONATE We’re extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished since our founding in 2008. Our playwriting prize (The Leah) has helped to launch careers and is widely perceived as one of the most prestigious awards for emerging women, trans women, and non-binary playwrights. Our Vladimir grant provides much needed support for writers facing serious illness. …

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Leah’s Writings

Leah’s Writings Iowa – The Iowa Theatre Gallery serves many purposes but its most important is to remind students that others who stood where they now stand have gone on to make important contributions in our field. The Gallery also stands as a monument to our department’s long and rich tradition. Leah Ryan is an …

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Bio

About Leah Ryan Photos by Elizabeth O’Connor Leah Ryan was a playwright, essayist, writer of post-modern greeting cards, and a general woman of letters. Her plays have been performed all over the United States. Her play Bleach, a dark comedy about the legacy of the Armenian genocide, received the Maibaum Award for plays dealing with …

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Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley Photo by Leah Ryan The Leah Ryan Fund is administered through the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley. 25 Van Wagner Rd, Suite 2Poughkeepsie, NY 12603Phone: (845) 452-3077 The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley works to strengthen our community by helping individuals, businesses and organizations establish and administer funds that support …

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Board Members

Advisory Board Photo by Leah Ryan Arlene AvakianArlene is emeritus professor and founder of the Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of Lion Woman’s Legacy: An Armenian American Memoir (1992), Turkish translation and publication; editor of Through the Kitchen Window: Women Explore the Intimate Meanings of …

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