"Save the Date! Nov. 8, 2013 - ADAA Entertainment Industry Panel and Paul Screenwriting Awards at WGA Theater! "  


How to Contribute


Thank you for your interest in supporting the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA). We would love for you to get involved. Each year, we host a variety of theater and film activities in Los Angeles, New York, and Boston as described across this website. From our annual playreading series, the Boston Armenian Film Festival, student filmmaking workshops in Armenia, and two international $10,000 writing contests on Armenian themes in alternating years (the William Saroyan Prize for Playwriting and the Paul Award for Screenwriting) -- we are succeeding in our mission to project the Armenian voice on a world stage through theater and film.

Donors at any level receive a listing in our annual Celebrity Gala Program Booklet, as well as on our website.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please email adaa@armeniandrama.org.




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Donations in any amount can be mailed in directly to the ADAA mailing address at the bottom of this page. Checks should be made out to the Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance. You will receive a receipt in the mail for your tax-deductible donation. Below is a sample of our donor card which you may wish to print out.




We are looking for sponsors for our translation project of 19th Century texts. Each translation costs $5000. We have a list of available texts ready for translation. Your name will be recognized as the sponsor of the translation.. On our website, www.armeniandrama.org, we have posted a number of these texts for the public as an educational resource. Please call us for more information at the number listed at the bottom of this page.

With the generous support of Frances Paul Lyons and Almas Paul, we are administering this annual contest. We invite support for PR & advertising for this contest, the wide variety of logistical needs it requires, and the adjudication process.


ADAA plans to establish an annual two week writing retreat for playwrights and screenwriters in Armenia. The point of this is to be able to nurture budding writers so that we may help them move on to the next level in their work. Teachers will be chosen from award-winning professionals in the fields of film and theater. ADAA also plans to include at least ten of the runners up to the contest in this retreat. For more information or to help towards sponsorship of this retreat, contact us at adaa@armeniandrama.org


Every year, we help support readings of Armenian dramas in Boston, New York and Los Angeles. These readings provide a vital outlet for the Armenian voice through theatre and serve to bring together Armenian dramatists. ADAA cultivates relationships with theaters to help emerging playwrights and looks for sponsors for each reading or an entire series.

Structured for school children, this course will teach children some of the fundamentals of film making, from writing to actual shooting and editing and interacting with crew and cameras. The lengths of the courses vary from after school programs to weekend intensives or even month long courses. The goal of each class is to present a short film upon completion of the course. If you are interested in this program for a particular school in your area or would like to contribute towards the program, please contact us.


Photos from various ADAA readings 2005-2006






Volunteer: Please let us know if you would like to volunteer in any of the following areas:
proofreading, typing, editing, translating, transcription, event planning, letter writing, office work, fundraising, grant writing, internet research, web design.


Theatrical: ADAA is always looking for actors, directors, producers, editors, readers, costume designers etc. If you have a venue, equipment, or any other service, you can volunteer for us as well.


Proofreading: Reading, editing and transcribing texts.


Translating: Reading and transcribing texts from Armenian into English.


Event Planning: Creating exciting events, booking locations, securing vendors, coordinating dates and invitations, overseeing catering etc.


Letter and Grant Writing: Drafting grant proposals, securing grants.


Public Relations: Writing and copy editing press releases, contacting various radio and TV stations, internet outlets, and much more.


Internet Research: Researching Armenian artists who work in the film and theater industry, documentaries, historic pieces, 19th century literature.


Web Design: Maintaining and updating our website, adding new pages, designing various misc. items


Projects From Home: We have a variety of projects which you can do from home. These would include research, design, letter writing, editing etc.






"If you would like to join our mailing list, please send an email with your info including the city you live in by clicking here,adaa@armeniandrama.org"



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