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  • 04 Jul 2019 4:45 PM | Judith Pratt

    My play MAIZE, about Nobel-Prize-winner Barbara McClintock:

    Read at Community Playhouse of Greater Lafayette, 1/26/19.

    SciArts at LSU Playwriting Prize, 2019.

    Semi-finalist, 2019 Mach 33: Caltech/Pasadena Playhouse Festival of New Science-Driven Plays,

    2019 TRU Play Reading Series Finalist.

  • 04 Jul 2019 1:19 PM | Lynne S. Brandon

    From Jen-Scott Mobley:

    We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2019 Jane Chambers Feminist Playwriting Award. This year we received nearly 350 submissions and engaged 23 readers from around the country. Readers were thrilled by the level of artistic excellence and feminist ethos present in the diversity of plays submitted.   On behalf of the Women and Theatre Program and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, I am delighted to inform you that your play The Butch Project is one [of four] of our honorable mentions for the Jane Chambers 2019 Award.

  • 03 Jul 2019 2:47 PM | Carolyn Gage

    Lighting Martha, a one-act play about legendary lighting designer Jean Rosenthal and her partner Miki (Marion) Kinsella, just won a Patron's Choice and a Critic's Choice Award (for Tech) at the PortFringe Festival in Portland, Maine. The website for the play is

  • 03 Jul 2019 2:33 PM | Charlotte Higgins

    My play CRAZY BETTY was named a finalist in the 2019 O'Neill Conference.  The play was also a semifinalist in the Bay Area Playwrights Festival; the Bechdel Test Festival; and the Austin Film and Writers Conference. 

  • 03 Jul 2019 2:20 PM | Charlotte Higgins

    "Mama Won't Stay Dead" was one of 30 plays selected to be presented at this year's Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival.  "Mama" will be featured Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m. at The Vineyard Theater, 108 East 15th Street, New York.  For ticket and festival information, visit

  • 03 Jul 2019 10:08 AM | Anonymous

    The Wake by Tammy Ryan is the 2019 Premiere Stages Playfestival winner, opening July 11-28 at the Bauer Boucher Theatre Center at Kean University, Union, NJ.

  • 20 Jun 2019 9:20 PM | Melba LaRose

    The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award of Who's Who has been bestowed upon playwright-actress-director-artistic Director Melba LaRose.  Melba has been listed in 4 editions of Who's Who for many decades.  This honor comes on the heels of the 2019 Acker Award, which she received in March at Theatre for the New City.

  • 10 Jun 2019 8:41 PM | Ellen Wittlinger

    Five full-length plays have been selected for staged readings at the Garry Marshall Theatre in their New Works Festival to be held July 14-16 in Burbank CA, and one of them is LEFTOVERS by Ellen Wittlinger. The play is set in the basement of Edie's house where she talks often with her husband who has been dead for 30 years. When her daughters and grandchildren arrive for Thanksgiving, old wounds are opened and old secrets unearthed.

  • 01 May 2019 6:00 PM | Nancy Gall-Clayton

    Independent theatre director Kathi E.B. Ellis and playwright Nancy Gall-Clayton were honored to be named a Finalist for the Collaboration Award from the Women Arts Media Coalition. Since 1998, they have collaborated on a variety of projects, including the following:

    • working together on several dozen plays, including a full-length commissioned and produced by Looking for Lilith Theatre Company 
    • presenting workshops across Kentucky and at Southeastern Theatre conventions
    • guiding survivors at the Center for Women & Families to tell their stories in play format
    • creating and organizing SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now) programs showcasing the talent of area women of all ages performing in numerous genres 
  • 10 Apr 2019 6:21 AM | Antonia Brancati

    Although it did not win the first prize, the play "Ulisse, l'ultimo inganno" - Ulysses, the Last Deception -  received a special mention in the second place.

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