Fountain Theatre actress and board member Karen Kondazian is sponsoring an award to support Armenian stories and artists through the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance. The Kondazian Playwriting Award for Armenian Stories will be awarded to an outstanding play on an Armenian theme. Karen Kondazian, actress, ADAA Board Member and daughter of Lillian and Varnum Paul, is sponsor of the award and its $2500 prize.
“I am extremely happy to have my parentsʼ The Paul Award, join hands with the extraordinary Saroyan Foundation — to inspire and encourage human justice and dignity thought the eyes of the of playwright with the Saroyan/Paul Playwriting Prize,” says Kondazian. “It is also my honor to present the Kondazian Playwriting Award for Armenian Stories (through my parents’ fund) to encourage playwrights of any nationality, to explore the Armenian heart.”
The Kondazian Playwriting Award for Armenian Stories will be awarded in tandem with The Saroyan/Paul Prize for Playwriting in Human Rights/Social Justice in December 2016, in honor of Human Rights Day, at ADAA’s annual awards event in Los Angeles.
For submission guidelines, please visit ADAA’s website http://www.armeniandrama.org.