Wednesday, April 21, 2010

CMU Dramatic Writing honors at Kennedy Center

CMU receives honors from the NATIONAL Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival:

The Paul Stephen Lim Asian-American Playwriting Award Supported by the University of Kansas Endowment Association, this award is given to the outstandingfull-length or one-act play on any subject written by an Asian-American student, in honor of Paul Stephen Lim's outstanding career as a teacher, playwright and passionate advocate for new voices in the American Theatre. It includes a cash award of $2,500, membership in the Dramatists Guild of America, and a professional development residency to be determined in consultation with the recipient. The inaugural recipient is Edgar Mendoza of Carnegie Mellon University, for his play Blue Note Run.

The Playwrights’ Center Development Workshop Grant goes to Patricia Loughrey of California State University-Long Beach, Dean Poynor of Carnegie Mellon University, and Julie Tosh of Carnegie Mellon University.

The Milan Stitt Award for Outstanding Teacher of Playwriting
The inaugural award goes to Kate Snodgrass, professor of theatre at Boston University and the Artistic Director of Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.