Monday, January 21, 2013

Breaking news!

My musical for young audiences, Keep on Walkin', with songs by Lavell Blackwell and Joshua H. Cohen, has been selected as the winner of the University of New Hampshire's Anna Zornio Children's Theatre Playwriting Award!

It's fitting I blog this on MLK Day, as the play tells the story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott through the eyes of two young girls, one African American, one white. Amas Musical Theatre has also received a $25,000 grant from the NEA to do a co-production of the piece sometime in the next couple of years.

As part of the Zornio Award, UNH will mount a student production of Keep on Walkin' as part of it's 2014-2015 season, so the next few years will hopefully see two new productions of the play. Needless to say, I'm very excited.