FOURTH EDITION 2021 – AWARDS GIVING TO THE WINNERS OF 12 SEPTEMBER AT THE PICCOLO TEATRO IN MILAN
The fourth 2021 edition of the Annoni Award ended with a great response from the public and a high-level debate on theater and civil rights issues.
English Language Winner Christian St. Croix with Monsters of the American Cinema. Special mention in English David Simpatico con X Gay Bar.
Winners in Italian ex aequo Alberto Milazzo with Tu sei la Bellezza and Elise Wilk with Coccodrillo, special mentions to Roberto Cavosi with Il girotondo delle serve, Rosario Palazzolo with Eppideis, Chiara Tessiore with Cara Virginia.
CARLO ANNONI PRIZE FINALISTS 2021
Ron Luce Dave’s place
Stephen Wyatt Told look younger
James Tollen – Funeral flirts
David Simpatico – X Gay Bar
Mark Erson – Over charged
Rankin Willard, AJ Schraeder, Bob Beshere – Craft Store Sitcom
Donna Hoke – On the roof
Omid Zagross – Home
Radu Popescu – The Will
Christian St. Croix – Monsters of the American Cinema
Ron Elisha – The soul of Wittgenstein
David Lewison – Exposure
Sage Martin – Dis / Connect
Silvia Nanni, Lettera 22
Fortunato Calvino – Vengo dal mare
Dino Lopardo – Ion
Roberto Cavosi – Il girotondo delle serve
Alberto Milazzo – Tu sei la bellezza
Rosario Palazzolo – Eppideis
Elise Wilk – Coccodrillo
Marco Di Stefano – La strategia dell’opossum
Enrico Tavernini – Le cadavre exquis
Massimo Lazzeri – L’amore imprevisto
Chiara Tessiore – Cara Virginia
Antonio Mocciola – Stoccolma
So far we have received:737 in English (+135 vs. 2020)222 in Italian (+64 vs.2020)The 737 plays in English are from:
548 USA189 other countriesTotal plays (959) by country:
USA 548Italy 222England 96Canada 23Scotland 15Ireland 9Australia 8India 4Nigeria 3Nuove Zealand 2Portugual 2Turkey 2Romania 2Israel 2Iceland 2Spain 2Greece 1Brazil 1Poland 1Russia 1Pakistan 1Chile 1France 1Oman 1Uganda 1Zimbabwe 1Philippines 1Belgium 1Netherlands 1Czech Republic 1Northern Ireland 1Macedonia 1Belarus 1
The 548 plays from USA are from 42 states (over a total of 50 states) and they are:
New York 170
California 97Texas 24Illinois 23New Jersey 22Florida 21Massachusetts 19Washington 16Ohio 13North Carolina 13Pennsylvania 12Connecticut 11Oregon 9Missouri 8Virginia 7Indiana 7South Carolina 6Maryland 6Michigan 6Colorado 6Georgia 6Minnesota 5Kentucky 4Kansas 3Rhode Island 3New Hampshire 3Montana 3Nevada 2Louisiana 2Wisconsin 2Utah 2Maine 2Tennessee 2Hawaii 1Arkansas 1Alabama 1Oklahoma 1Iowa 1Nebraska 1Arizona 1North Dakota 1Vermont 1
Carlo Annoni International
Playwriting Prize accepts plays on any topic affecting the LGBTQ+ community, and the promotion of diversity in love, society, politics and culture.
We dedicate the 2021 Carlo Annoni Prize to all those individuals that fight to see their right to love respected both in Italy and in the world, and to those experiencing discrimination because of their identity.
Two plays (one in English and one in Italian) will be awarded the amount of 1.000 Euros each.
Special mentions might be given to:
- BEST COMEDY: for a play on relationships
- BEST SHORT PLAY: a special mention will be given to a short play of a maximum of 10 minutes length
- BEST WORK ON ASYLUM SEEKERS: for a play on the topic of asylum-seeking for those persecuted for their sexual orientation.
New deadline for submission
- Plays must be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
by 15th May 2021
No participation fee is required.
We are happy to consider plays that have already been performed.
The award ceremony will take place in September 2021.
Joseph Aldous with Get Happy
Special mention Musicals
Gus Gowland with Pieces of string
Fortunato Calvino with La Resistenza negata
Benedetto Sicca with Pochos
Antonio Lovascio with Calascibetta 44
Alberto Milazzo York with Aspettando Manon – Comedy
Special mention shorts
Sergio Casesi with La peste