The Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award was established in 2011 in honor of Rosamond Gilder and Martha Coigney, two legendary theatre women whose work on the international stage proved that theatre knows no boundaries. Presented every three years, this award acknowledges the exceptional work of theatre women around the world and aims to make a difference in the life and career of an international woman theatre artist.
The Award includes a cash prize of $1,000 plus travel expenses to New York City for the recipient to be honored. A series of special events surround the award ceremony to showcase the winner’s work, and provide artistic and professional networking opportunities. Once nominees have been submitted for consideration by League members at large, the Committee selects the Awardee based on the following criteria: artistic excellence in the field of theatre; work that has a visible impact in the home country and abroad; the ability to inspire and educate across cultures; clear support of women’s work and issues.
Odile Gakire Katese from Rwanda was the inaugural recipient of the G/C Award in 2011. Patricia Ariza from Colombia received the award in 2014. The next award will be given on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the Martin E. Segal Center/CUNY.
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This Award is only possible through the generous support of LPTW members, friends and others interested in promoting the mission and activities associated with the LPTW Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award. As a 501(c)3 organization, all gifts and donations to LPTW are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You can donate via PayPal, or by sending a check made payable to League of Professional Theatre Women, c/o TCG, 520 8th Avenue, 24th Floor, NY, NY 10018. Please note that “International Award” must be specified on the check in the memo line.