The work of two second-year MFA playwrights has been recognized this year by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF): Jay Eddy’s play Driving in Circles has been awarded the Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, and is a co-recipient of the KCACTF Musical Theatre Award. The piece was also recognized with Distinguished Achievement in […]
Maid, adapted for the screen as a Netflix limited series by alum Molly Smith Metzler, was among ten television programs honored by the American Film Institute. Maid is also the recipient of a Writers Guild of America Award—which recognize outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional categories—in its Adapted […]
Third-year playwright Eliana Pipes’s DREAM HOU$E is the recipient of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival’s (KCACTF) 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, and an offer of publication from Samuel French. First-year […]
Third-year MFA playwright Caity-Shea Violette’s play Rx Machina is a 2020 Gold Prize winner in Portland Stage’s Clauder Competition, which includes a $1,500 cash award plus a workshop at Portland Stage. Congratulations, Caity-Shea!
Third-year MFA playwright Cayenne Douglass’s one-act play WROL received The Planet Earth Award at last week’s Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region 1 Festival. (Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event was held virtually this year.) WROL is also a finalist for the John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play at KCACTF’s National […]
Second-year MFA playwright Eliana Pipes has been named the recipient of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival’s Ken Ludwig Playwriting Scholarship. The award, given annually, is based on a student playwright’s body of work. Congratulations!
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 […]
Second-year playwright Eliana Pipes was awarded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’s Academy Gold Fellowship for Women, a $35,000 grant for her first feature film, a comedy titled Fauxricua. Congratulations!
Kira Rockwell is the 2019 recipient of The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Judith Royer Excellence in Playwriting Award for her play The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood. Congratulations!
With all the activity surrounding Boston Theater Marathon XXI, it’s been busy around here! And there’s even more to celebrate: While we were wrapping up the BTM (May 19), current MFA playwright Eliana Pipes was at the Lilly Awards ceremony in NYC, where she received the 2019 Leah Ryan Prize for Emerging Women Writers for […]