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

For info, jury details and regulations, please check

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. 


Carlo Annoni International Dramaturgical Prize third edition
English Language Winner 

Joseph Aldous with Get Happy
Special mention Musicals 
Gus Gowland with Pieces of string
Interstate: book and lyrics by Kit Yan/music and lyrics by Melissa Li
Italian language winners ex aequo
Fortunato Calvino with La Resistenza negata
Benedetto Sicca with Pochos
Special mention
Antonio Lovascio with Calascibetta 44
Alberto Milazzo York with Aspettando Manon – Comedy
Special mention shorts
Sergio Casesi with La peste
In the framework of the 20th edition of Tramedautore – International Dramaturgy Festival, on Sunday 13 September 2020 at 15.00 at the Nina Vinchi Cloister of the Piccolo Teatro Grassi in Via Rovello 2, Milan, the award ceremony of the Carlo Annoni International Dramaturgical Prize will take place. Practical information will follow.
Premio Carlo Annoni