AHCT Prizes

Prizes—CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Deadline for Submissions: 1 October 2016

1) The Vern Williamsen Comedia Book Prize is awarded every three years to the outstanding scholarly book published by a current member of the Association during the previous three years. Monographs, edited volumes, critical editions and anthologies related to the Comedia are eligible for the prize; monographs emphasizing the performance of Hispanic classical theater are especially encouraged. The prize, which consists of a certificate and recognition on the AHCT website and conference program, will be presented to the winning author at the association’s annual symposium.

To enter a book into the competition, authors or publishers should send three copies and confirmation of the author’s membership in the AHCT to AHCT Vern Williamsen Book Prize, Attn: Robert Bayliss, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of Kansas, 2650 Wescoe Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045. In the case of a born-digital publication, send the relevant media or URL and a letter identifying the work to rbayliss@ku.edu. Entries may be sent at any time but must be received by 1 October of 2016 to be considered for the current award cycle. Membership may be established at the time of submission.

Publishers may enter more than one title, but no work may be entered in more than one AHCT competition. Shipping labels or enclosures should indicate the names of the prizes for which the books are competing. For further information, contact Robert Bayliss at rbayliss@ku.edu.

2) The Donald Dietz Comedia Prize in Service to AHCT is awarded every three years to an individual who has made significant contributions to the furthering of AHCT’s mission. This prize, which is intended to encourage and recognize Hispanic classical theater performance advocacy and service to the Association and consists of a certificate and recognition on the AHCT website and conference program, will be presented to the winner at the association’s annual symposium.

To nominate a deserving individual, send a letter of nomination and confirmation of the individual’s membership in the AHCT to AHCT Service Prize, Attn: Robert Bayliss, Department of Spanish & Portuguese University of Kansas 2650 Wescoe Hall Lawrence, KS 66045. Entries may be sent at any time but must be received by 1 October of 2016 in order to be considered for the current award cycle. Membership may be established at the time of submission. For further information, contact Robert Bayliss at rbayliss@ku.edu.

AHCT Prizes—CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Deadline for Submissions: 1 October 2017

1) The Walker Reid Comedia Production Prize is awarded every three years to an outstanding production of a Golden Age play in any language. This prize, which is is intended to encourage live performance of the great corpus of Hispanic classical theatrical texts and consists of a certificate and recognition on the AHCT website and conference program, will be presented to the winning producer, director, and company at the association’s annual symposium.

To enter a production into the competition, producers, directors, or companies should send a digital video and confirmation of the producer’s or director’s membership in the AHCT to AHCT Production Prize, Attn: Robert Bayliss, Department of Spanish & Portuguese University of Kansas 2650 Wescoe Hall Lawrence, KS 66045. Born-digital publications may be submitted by sending relevant media or URL and a letter identifying the work to rbayliss@ku.edu. Entries may be sent at any time but must be received by 1 October of 2017 in order to be considered for the current award cycle. Entry into the competition constitutes authorization to include the submitted performance video in the AHCT video archive. Publishers may enter more than one title, but no work may be entered in more than one AHCT competition. Shipping labels or enclosures should indicate the names of the prizes for which the translations are competing. Membership may be established at the time of submission. For further information, contact Robert Bayliss at rbayliss@ku.edu.

6) The David Gitlitz Comedia Prize in Pedagogy and Mentorship is awarded every three years to an outstanding teacher and mentor of Hispanic classical theater. This prize, which is intended to encourage the professional development and mentorship of a new generation of comediantes and consists of a certificate and recognition on the AHCT website and conference program, will be presented to the winner at the association’s annual symposium.

To nominate a comedia teacher or mentor, send a letter of nomination and confirmation of the individual’s membership in the AHCT to AHCT Pedagogy/Mentorship Prize, Attn: Robert Bayliss, Department of Spanish & Portuguese University of Kansas 2650 Wescoe Hall Lawrence, KS 66045. Entries may be sent at any time but must be received by 1 October of 2017 in order to be considered for the current award cycle. Membership may be established at the time of submission. For further information, contact Robert Bayliss at rbayliss@ku.edu.

AHCT Prizes—CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Deadline for Submissions: 1 October 2018

1) The Franklin Smith Comedia Translation Prize is awarded every three years to an outstanding translation into English for performance of a Golden Age play. This prize is intended to encourage the continued translation of the great corpus of comedias  and other works of Hispanic classical theater for an English-speaking audience. The prize, which consists of a certificate and recognition on the AHCT website and conference program, will be presented to the winning author at the association’s annual symposium.

To enter a translation into the competition, translators or publishers should send three copies and confirmation of the author’s membership in the AHCT to AHCT Translation Prize, Attn: Robert Bayliss, Department of Spanish & Portuguese University of Kansas 2650 Wescoe Hall Lawrence, KS 66045. Translations in digital form may be submitted by sending the relevant media or URL and a letter identifying the work to rbayliss@ku.edu. Entries may be sent at any time but must be received by 1 October of 2018 to be considered for the current award cycle. Membership may be established at the time of submission.

Publishers may enter more than one title, but no work may be entered in more than one AHCT competition. Shipping labels or enclosures should indicate the names of the prizes for which the translations are competing. For further information, contact Robert Bayliss at rbayliss@ku.edu.

2) The Matthew Stroud Comedia Article Prize is awarded every three years to the outstanding scholarly article or book chapter published by a current member of the association during the past three years, with preference given to articles emphasizing the performance of Hispanic classical theater. The prize, which consists of a certificate and recognition on the AHCT website and conference program, will be presented to the winning author at the association’s annual symposium.

To enter an article into the competition, authors or publishers should send three copies and confirmation of the author’s membership in the AHCT to AHCT Translation Prize, Attn: Robert Bayliss, Department of Spanish & Portuguese University of Kansas 2650 Wescoe Hall Lawrence, KS 66045. Born-digital publications may be submitted by sending the relevant media or URL and a letter identifying the work to Robert Bayliss at rbayliss@ku.edu. Entries may be sent at any time but must be received by 1 October of 2018 to be considered for the current award cycle. Publishers may enter more than one title, but no work may be entered in more than one AHCT competition. Shipping labels or enclosures should indicate the names of the prizes for which the translations are competing. For further information, contact Robert Bayliss at rbayliss@ku.edu.

Approved by the AHCT board 3/30, 2016