Kennedy Center for Performing Arts

KCACTF honors for Pipes and Wien

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 […]

Great news from KCACTF 2015!

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 […]

Representing at KCACTF

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 […]

I Heart Stairway to Heaven

When I teach playwriting classes to high school students, one of my favorite plays to share with them is Gregory Fletcher’s Stairway to Heaven, which won the 2004 National Ten-Minute Play Award at the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival. Students connect to the play – about two teen-aged siblings on the morning of their […]