African Human Rights Playwriting Prize Winners Announced
The Organizers of the African Human Rights Playwriting Prize have announced the winners of the just concluded international playwriting contest aimed at elevating public consciousness and understanding of human rights values through plays in order to guarantee the safeguarding of people's rights in Africa.
The winners were meritoriously picked from the 9 (Nine) shortlisted entries earlier picked by Marcus Ovie Ugboduma.
However, the winning entries were judged by Tom Block.
Tom is a playwright, author of five books, and 20+ year visual artist. He has exhibited his artwork and spoken about his ideas throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Turkey, and the Middle East. Tom founded the International Human Rights Art Festival at Dixon Place (NYC) in March 2017.
Find below the final winners and their outstanding entries:
Abughdyer Mwuese Stephanie - THE PERFECT HUSBAND
Alexander Nderitu - FREEDOM CORNER
Ari-Ajia Olanrewaju - A DOG LIFE
Victor Ola-Matthew - GUNFIRE AT OUR MARKET
The four winning plays will receive a reading as part of the IHRAF African Drama Festival. Their works will be featured in an online reading in January/February 2022. The International Human Rights Art Festival (IHRAF) with its international headquarters in New York will cast professional actors and a professional off-Broadway Director to read the plays. This will be held on a Saturday afternoon at 2PM NYC/8PM in Africa. Also, only the four (4) winning entries will be published. There are no monetary awards for this competition.
The winners are to contact the African Regional Director of IHRAF, Wole Adedoyin for further information and directive.
African Human Rights Playwriting Prize is an initiative of the International Human Rights Art Festival (IHRAF), USA aimed at elevating public consciousness and understanding of human rights values through plays in order to guarantee the safeguarding of people's rights in Africa.