We are proud to announce that this past November, Leah was the recipient of the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance "Armenian Star Award".
The Armenian Star Award is given annually by ADAA to an individual who exemplifies two or more of the following:
- Dedication to practicing and/or furthering the arts at a high level;
- Professional or artistic achievement in their own field/career;
- Commitment to and advocacy on behalf of Armenian arts and artists on an international stage; and
- Dedication to public/civic service, particularly to Armenian culture, art and causes.
The award was presented by playwright and ADAA board member Lisa Kirazian at the ADAA’s annual awards gala at the Writer’s Guild of America in Beverly Hills, CA.
We are so very thrilled Leah was recognized by this important arts organization.
ADAA's mission is "... To Project The Armenian Voice On The World Stage Through The Dramatic Arts Of Theatre And Film."
Leah Ryan's FEWW
A Prize for Emerging Women Playwrights
The application period for the 2014 Leah Ryan’s FEWW Prize begins November 1st. The deadline is Monday, January 13th at 5pm EST. Please see our application page for more details.
"What a gift. There are the tangibles, of course — people reaching out to inquire about the play after the announcement, the prize money which made an upcoming summer of new play development a lot less financially scary...The intangibles, however, have been profound. Winning the Leah Ryan Prize — my first as a writer — and knowing the intent with which the prize was created has been a powerful nudge to keep going, and to keep going with integrity."
— Jiehae Park on winning the 2013 FEWW Prize for her play HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO
Photo of Leah by Elizabeth O'Connor.