Three first-year MFA playwrights are Region 1 finalists for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. From left: Eliana Pipes (Snow Brown and the 7 Stereotypes) and Ally Sass (Late Night at the Serpent) are finalists for the John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play, and Cayenne Douglass (Variable Rates of Kindness) is a finalist for the Gary Garrison National Ten-Minute Play Award. Congratulations, all!
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival was held last week, and there is terrific news to share: First-year MFA playwright Livian Yeh (above left) was a co-recipient of the Paul Stephen Lim Asian-American Playwriting Award for her play Nightfall, and graduating MFA playwright Stephanie K. Brownell (above right) won the National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Award for her thesis play She Eats Apples.
And Cassie M. Seinuk (above right, with Gary Garrison)—who got her MFA at Lesley University and is our own BTM stage manager—took home the Gary Garrison National Ten-Minute Play Award for her play Occupy Hallmark. (I have a feeling these two will cross paths again very soon...at Boston Theater Marathon XVII!) A full list of this year's KCACTF Michael Kanin Playwriting Award winners is here.
Congratulations everyone (and thanks for sharing your photos)!
Here's current MFA—soon to be MFA graduate!—Stephanie K. Brownell with fellow playwright Cassie M. Seinuk (who earned her MFA at Lesley University and is the stage manager for our Boston Theater Marathon) living large at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington, D.C. Thanks for the photo, Cassie!
Hope you're having a terrific week, ladies!
Playwrights Cassie M. Seinuk (from Lesley University, who is also our BTM stage manager) and our own Abbey Fenbert are taking Hyannis by storm this week [sorry -- couldn't resist that one], at the KCACTF Region 1 Festival. Thanks for the photo, Cassie!
Current MFAs (and friends!) display their awards on the terrace of the Kennedy Center last weekend. L-R: Lesley University's Cassie M. Seinuk, NYU's Nick Carr, and our own Abbey Fenbert and Stephanie Brownell. Not pictured: Steven Barkhimer and Michael Parsons. Read more.
Congratulations, all! (And thanks for the photo, Steph!)
|KCACTF winners past and present at BPT for Peter M. Floyd's Absence. L-R: Stephanie Brownell, Abbey Fenbert, Peter M. Floyd, John Kuntz and Michael Parsons. (Thanks for the photo, Kate!)|
Great KCACTF news for current MFA students and alums: Abbey Fenbert's Intentions was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting; Michael Parsons' Sumner Falls won the Rosa Parks Playwriting Award; and Steven Barkhimer's Windowmen was a co-recipient of the David Mark Cohen Award. Stephanie Brownell's Eskimo Pie is a national finalist for the KCACTF Ten-Minute Play Award. All four will travel to D.C. next month for the national festival.
Also: Lesley University's Cassie M. Seinuk (our friend and sometime stage manager!) was a co-winner of the KCACTF Latino Playwriting Award for her play From the Deep!
Work by three of our current MFA playwrights will advance to the national-level award competitions at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) in Washington, D.C.
Line Please by Will Carter and The Sand Beneath the City by Abbey Fenbert will compete for the John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play. Stephanie Brownell's Eskimo Pie and Abbey Fenbert's Geniuses are finalists for the KCACTF National Ten-Minute Play Award. Selected plays were announced at the KCACTF Region 1 competition at Cape Cod Community College earlier this month. The national festival will be held in April.
Cliff Odle's Our Girl in Trenton will be produced as part of the CFA's New Play Initiative, opening on Oct. 17. The play is also the School of Theatre's official 2014 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival entry...
The Compass Rose by Ronan Noone was nominated for four awards at Origin Theatre's 1st Irish Festival -- Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress. The play will soon be available on Indie Theater Now...
Lydia Diamond began her year-long residency at the American Voices New Play Institute at D.C.'s Arena Stage on Oct. 1...
Forgive me for stating the obvious here, but what an incredible line-up of last season's KCACTF Region I finalists (including Michael S. Parson's Cauble Award-winning play) at KNOW Theatre in Binghamton. Congratulations, guys! Fabulous!
A trio of Boston KCACTF winners at last month's National Festival in Washington, D.C.: Rick Park (L) won the Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting for Gay Guy, Fat Girl; Lesley University's Lisa Kenner Grissom (C) won the National Ten-Minute Play Award for Tattoo You; and Michael Parsons (R) won the Rosa Parks and the John Cauble Playwriting Awards for his play Homeland and one-act The Lighthouse. All three of these fabulous writers also had short plays in last weekend's Boston Theater Marathon XV (including Lisa's winning play).