|How to Win a Brickenden|
So you have a show on your hands and you feel it deserves a piece of hardware from the good folks at the Brickenden Awards...so how do you get that award? Here are some helpful tips:
1) Get people to see your show
This may seem like a no-brainer but the bigger your audience, the more likely it is people will vote on-line for you. So print up posters, appear in the media and talk up your show to friends and family.
2) Give the Brickenden committee comp tickets
You knew this was coming. The Brickenden's volunteer adjudication committee is responsible for seeing and judging over 100 plays a year. Like most folks, they tend to go to stuff they're likely to enjoy, especially if the ticket cost comes out of their own pocket. While a comp isn't always necessary, it is cheap insurance to make sure some or all of the panel sees your show and puts it on their ballot.
For the benefit of the public, the committee also maintains and continually updates a listing of all plays for the theatrical year. Check out Eligible Plays for 2005 to ensure we know about your production or to contact members of the Brickenden committee.
3) Make sure your show is good
The Brickendens are legitimate theatrical awards. We aren't trying to hand out gold stars to all our friends. For more information on how we work, check out The Brickenden Criteria.