Who Won Actors' Theatre 2018 National Playwriting Contest?

August 20, 2018

 

Our National Playwriting Contest had over 220 entrees this year - with submissions from several countries as well!  Our judging panel of theatre professionals chose 16 winning plays, which will be produced for the stage during our 8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival 2019!

 

Speaking of directors, we have a top-notch group of local directors for the 2019 Festival! Below are the winning plays, playwrites, and directors.

 

Be sure to get your tickets to the January Festival early! The 2018 Festival sold out by the second week of the 5-week run! Tickets will go on sale in November 2018.

 

The winners are (in no particular order):

 

Morning in America

By William J. Royce

Director: Robin Aronson

 

The Rug

By Brian Spencer 

Director: MarNae Taylor

 

The GreyBack Payback

By Mark Saunders

Director: Daria Troxell

 

Frameworks

By Mike McGeever

Director: Bill Peters

 

Jornada del Muerto

By Gwen Flager

Director: Marcus Cato

 

Love At The Louvre

By Dianne Sposito

Director: Peter Gelblum

 

What’s Left Over

By Eileen Flaxman

Director: Helene Simkin Jara

 

Tempus Fugit

By Greg Atkins

Director: Cathy Warner

 

Gossip Queens

By Steve Capasso

Director: Bpnnie Ronzio

 

Jello Salad

By John Chandler

Director: Erik Gandolfi

 

Jackson

By Richard Lyons Conlon

Director: Miguel Reyna

 

The Dating Game

By Rod McFadden

Director: Nat Robinson

 

The Birthday Gift

By Elizabeth Douglas

Director: Kathie Krachtovil

 

Where’s This Train Going

By Bruce Guelden

Director: Anita Natale

 

Frodo Lives

By Elizabeth Flanagan

Director: Karin Babbitt

 

ReRun

By Simon Hunt

Director: Sarah Albertson

 

Image above: "The New Client" by Paul Donnelly. Directed April Bennett. Featuring Alie Mac and Jennifer Galvin, at the 8 Tens 2018 Festival. Photo by Jana Marcus.

 

 

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