Amazon and Audible get dramatic, offer enticing grants for playwrights


Audible and its parent company Amazon have created a $5 million commission fund for fledgling playwrights, but their endorsement might be worth a lot more than that. The company are hoping for new writers to create one- or two-person plays. An advisory board of theater industry veterans is responsible for granting the money, including Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening and Oscar-winning playwright Tom Stoppard. Audible’s endorsement of a playwright might mean more than just money. The company has proven that it can attract popular and talented actors to participate in Audible Studios productions. If a play lands on Audible, and is performed by…

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