Thursday, July 6, 2017

Free Speech Contest Winner!

I'm pleased to announce that Nittany Theatre at the Barn has chosen my play Dark Night of the Soul as the winner of the 2017 National Free Speech Contest!

The play was selected from 51 submissions by writers from across the country. It will receive a script-in-hand reading at Nittany Theatre at the Barn in Boalsburg, PA on September 20, 2017, right in the middle of Constitution Week.

That will be followed by additional readings in Florida, first on October 26 in the Omar Bradley Theatre at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, and then on October 27 in the Lincoln Theatre at the Laurel Manor Recreation Center. I'll be at the reading in Pennsylvania, but will likely have to miss the ones in Florida.

Dark Night of the Soul was originally developed in a playwrights group at the Abingdon Theatre Company in New York City. The script subsequently had a staged reading by the Lady Cavaliers Theatre Company in Brooklyn. The play was adapted for radio, and aired on WMNF in Tampa as a part of Radio Theatre Project Live.

The other finalists for the contest were:

Anything Helps God Bless by Al D'Andrea
Mia Wilson vs. Board of Education by Bill McGrath
Satan Amongst Us by Myla Lichtman-Fields
The Case and Trial of John Peter Zenger by Walt Vail
Holly Goday by Lawrence DuKore
The Degenerates by Germaine Shames

For more information check out the theatre's website: