Great news from KCACTF
Playwright alum Alexis Scheer’s Laughs in Spanish, produced by BPT in 2019, is the recipient of KCACTF’s Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award. The award includes a check for $7,500, membership in the Dramatists Guild of America and the Playwrights’ Center of Minneapolis, an offer of publication from Samuel French, and a professional development residency, to be determined, in summer 2020.
Two second-year Playwriting MFA students have also been recognized by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival with national awards:
Caity-Shea Violette’s Slow Jam is the 2020 winner of the Gary Garrison National Ten-Minute Play Award, which includes $500 and active membership in the Dramatists Guild of America. The award is named in honor of the distinguished professor of playwriting, and is granted to the outstanding student-written ten-minute play.
Cayenne Douglass’s Maiden Voyage is the second-place recipient of the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, a cash prize of $500. The award is presented in the memory of the distinguished dramatist for the outstanding KCACTF student-written plays on the subject of the African-American experience.
Congratulations, all! (KCACTF’s National Festival was scheduled to take place in April, but is unfortunately cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.)