Tammy Ryan won the 2012 Francesca Primus Prize for her play Lost Boy Found In Whole Foods.
Jointly sponsored by the American Theater Critics Association and the Francesca Ronnie Primus Foundation the prize is given annually to an emerging woman theater artist.
Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods was developed at the 2009 New Harmony Project,
won the Premiere Stages Play Festival, workshopped at the Playwrights Theater of New Jersey and the Lark Play Development Center. Premiere Stages and Playwrights Theater of New Jersey co produced the world premiere in 2010. The Rep, the professional company at the oint Park University Pittsburgh Playhouse staged a production that garnered critical praise and sold out its entire run.
Ryan was selected from 22 contenders by a nationwide committee of critics.
The committee announced an additional commendation to playwright Dominique Morisseau for her play Follow Me to Nellies
which premiered at Premiere Stages in 2011.
Recent previous Primus winners include: Caridad Svitch 2011, Michelle Lowe 2010, Jamie Pachino 2009 and E.M. Lewis 2008
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