Rick Park

Park wins monologue prize

Playwright alum Rick Park was honored with the Most Unforgettable Character Prize at the 2022 Hear Me Out Monologue Competition for his monologue “Sometimes, In Our Own Story, We Are the Victim, Sometimes the Martyr, Sometimes the Villain.” Congratulations, Rick! Here it is, performed by Caroline Lawton: 

Park part of 2017 Boston Project

Congratulations to Rick Park (on the left—playwrights Bill Doncaster and Obehi Janice also have work in development through this program), whose proposal for a new play—Knock Down, Drag Out—was accepted as part of SpeakEasy Stage Company’s 2017 Boston Project! Read more about this exciting program here.

Alumni news, in brief:

Ginger Lazarus, Rick Park — and a slew of BTM favorites including William Donnelly and Patrick Gabridge — will ride the rails for this summer’s installment of The Mill 6 Collaborative’s The T Plays IV: Rush Hour…  John Greiner-Ferris and Peter M. Floyd are on the bill of Hovey Players’ Hovey Summer Shorts in July… […]

Alumni news, in brief:

Melinda Lopez talks about Becoming Cuba with The Coast News… Lydia Diamond contributed the script to Central Square Theater’s Never Far From Home: Love Songs About Leaving, which opens next week… Zayd Dohrn’s new play Muckrakers opens next week at Barrington Stage… Rick Park is The Duke in Commonwealth Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona, opening […]

Winning trio

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 […]

Alumni news, in brief:

Lots to look forward to in the way of alumni productions this spring and summer…and beyond. Here’s a round-up (by no means all-inclusive, of course): John Greiner-Ferris’ Plank will get “Fresh Produce-d” by NYC’s The Glass Eye on April 18… Can’t Wait Productions will present MJ Halberstdt’s The DaVinci Commission in May… Molly Smith Metzler’s […]

Alumni news, in brief:

Deirdre Girard’s Direct Line is on the bill at Image Theater’s FemNoire Mar. 29-30; also this week, her thesis play The Christina Experiment will be part of Stony Brook University’s Rogue Reading Series… Gregory Fletcher’s short play The Moon Alone is being produced in the festival Boxers & Briefs by Off-Off-Broadway’s Artistic New Directions at […]

Park’s ‘Gay Guy, Fat Girl’ wins Mark Twain Prize

Rick Park’s Gay Guy, Fat Girl is one of two recipients (along with Josh Levine’s Homemade) of the Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting. The award is part of the Michael Kanin Playwriting Awards Program, a series of awards presented annually by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and comes with a $1,000 cash […]