689 texts were submitted for the second edition of the Annoni Prize. 149 of these were in Italian (49 more than for the previous edition) and 540 in English (518 more than for the previous edition).
Most of the plays in English were submitted from the USA, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, India, UK, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Portugal, Russia, Turkey, Nigeria).
Such international success demonstrates the cultural relevance that the Annoni Prize has acquired throughout its -only- second edition and about the relevance of the topic.
The jury is at work. The award ceremony will take place on 21st September 2019 at 16:30 at Piccolo Teatro Paolo Grassi, Milan (Via Rovello) during the FESTIVAL TRAMEDAUTORE.
We look forward to seeing you there. 

The Carlo Annoni Award is for theatre plays on gay themes and on diversity in love.

In the year of fifth centenary of Leonardo Da Vinci, who was discriminated for his sexual orientation, we dedicate the Carlo Annoni Prize 2019 to all those who in Italy and in the world fight for having recognized the right to love and against discrimination.

“Once you have experienced the flight’s flightiness, when you are back on the ground again, you will continue to look at the sky.” Leonardo Da Vinci

The plays can be written in Italian or in English

The prize is € 1000 for texts for each language (Italian and English).

Special mentions 2019

– What’s more, among the asylum seekers every year there are many people who leave their country because they are victims of persecution concerning sexual orientation. A special prize will be awarded to a text that deals with this theme. 

– A special mention will be given for 10-minute theatrical shorts to promote  the theater in schools, clubs and events.

Plays must be sent by April 30, 2019 to: info@premiocarloannoni.eu

Participation is free of charge.

Texts already represented in the previous two years will also be taken into consideration.

The award ceremony will take place in September 2019 with an event in Milan.

A “library” of plays received is being created on this site to make them available to theater companies: those who want their text to become part of the virtual library must express their consent at the time of submitting the play, provided that the Author has all rights.