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Our committee works hard to make sure that all productions meeting eligibility requirements are seen. Help us ensure we see YOUR performance by submitting your eligible production here. (We recommend you do this on a desktop, rather than your mobile device)


The B. Iden Payne Awards Council is composed entirely of volunteers, none of whom are doctors or epidemiologists.  The limit of our reach is whether or not our organization’s members are willing to consider productions for the awards we mete out, and we believe that our individual members are the authority on whether or not safety protocols meet their risk threshold. 

Please fill out your enforced Covid protocols in the form below. This information is shared with our members who determine whether or not your policies meet their risk threshold. If a minimum of 5 of our members feels your protocols are adequate enough to ensure their safety, we will consider your production for our awards.


Our new paradigm is a weird one, but we're so glad that we've had the opportunity to catch so much of your incredible new online work. If you or your company is creating new digital programming, you may submit it for consideration for a B. Iden Payne Award. 

We've updated our ground rules:

  1. It must be new work - first available to the public after August 31st, 2021.

  2. It must be produced by an Austin-based artist or organization.

  3. It must include performed narrative elements.

  4. It must be accessible to the public for a minimum of 72 hours or six performances. 

  5. If it's a part of a collection, we would prefer you submit each performance individually unless it's part of a serialized piece.

  6. The Minimum Standard of Care and Artists Bill of Rights still apply.

  7. You must submit your production to be considered, but please share only the work you're most proud of. 

Our Eligibility Requirements, in a nutshell. If you can answer "yes" to all of these questions, your show is eligible.

  • Is your show performed within the Austin City Limits?

  • Did it originate in Austin?

  • Are there six public performances? (More specifically, do you market a minimum of six shows using the same ticketing policy to the public prior to your show's opening?)

  • Has it been at least five years since your organization last performed this show?

  • Does your production meet the Minimum Standard of Care and Artist Bill of Rights?


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