The Hidden River Playwrighting Award Semi-Finalists, Finalists and Winner

HIDDEN RIVER ARTS PLAYWRIGHTING AWARD

Please note: this is the award for those who submitted their scripts for the 2017 deadline. The submissions made for the June 30, 2018 deadline are now in consideration, in our next round of reading, for our 2019 award.

Further information about the Hidden River Arts Playwrighting Award, including guidelines and submission details for the June 30, 2019 deadline can be found here.

Semi-finalists

August, Ian, The Excavation of Mary Anning
Austgen, Jessica, Denver, Colorado, A Murther of Crows
Avella, Frank, Garfield, New Jersey, Consent
Bensie, Robert, Seattle, Washington, Doris Tate
Binstock, Rae, Brooklyn, New York, Watch Me Burn
Blatner, Barbara, NYC, NY, Years of Sky
Blue, Robert, San Fransisco, California, Church Play
Bonfiglio, William, New Brunswick, Canada, The Year Of
Borengasser, Dan, Springdale, Arkansas, Breakout
Butler, Rory, New York City, New York, A Kid for Two Farthings, a musical
Cafarella, Jane, Singapore, Singapore, d-baby
Capra, Steve, New York, New York, The Way of a Pilgrim
Christy, James, Princeton, New Jersey, Egyptian Song
Coleman, William, Carrboro, North Carolina, The Shackles of Liberty
Cunningham, J. Thalia, Delmar, New Jersey, Crossing the Line
Daly, Kevin, Hamden, Connecticut, Where Is Everybody?
Delaney, Jared, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Child of Lions
Devenish, Luke, Victoria, Australia, Cocky
Dilorio, Gino, New York City, New York, Crib
Donohue, Jack, Cutchogue, New York, Black Matters
Forbach, Jason, New York, New York Heathen Hill
Fowkes, William, NYC, New York, The Seeker
Frankel, Leland, Los Angeles, California, The Girlfriend
Gatton, Vince, New York City, New York, Alexandria
Giebel, Jean, Baldwin, New York, Chasing the River
Gregory, Taylor, Brooklyn, New York, A Small Group
Gross, Oded, Montclair, New Jersey, Heart Attack With a Knife, a musical
Hanson, Corey, Kansas City, Missouri, For Hamlet
Harders, Robert, Poughkeepsie, New York, Crawl Space
Harms, Holli, New York City, New York, Coal
Harrington, Rose-Mary, Summerville, South Carolina, Detained
Jakes, Carl, Sunnyside, New York, Don(Or): A True St(Or)y
Jenkins, Elaina, Cumming, Georgia, Home
Jones, Greg, Annapolis, Maryland, All Save One
Karasev, Jason, West Hollywood, California, Death House
Kennedy, James, Astoria, New York, And One
Kimmel, Michael, New York City, New York, Dog Whistle
Kochanski, Kerri, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, Creep
Lawrence, Sarah, Richardson, Texas, Duende:Recuerdos de Flamenco
Lawson-Smith, Hayley, Victoria, Australia, Captain Jester’s
Lynch, Edwin, Northampton, Massachusetts, Faith
McCoy, Bruce, Aliso Viejo, California, Blue
Menna, Robert, Los Angeles, CA, The Light at Arles
Merens, Michele, Bayside, Wisconsin, another guide for the perplexed
Monaghan, Kate, Charlottesville, Virginia, The O’Malley Gambit
Olson, Phil, Santa Clarita, California, Don’t Hug Me, We’re Family
Pavlenko, Camille, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, The Janus Mask
Pitt, Matthew, Fort Worth, Texas, Any O’Clock
Powell, Tyler, West Palm Beach, A Tale of Africa
Ransom, Eric, Somerset, New Jersey, Civil Blood: The Resurrection of Romeo
Rodriguez, Robin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Communion. Alone.
Rosenfeld, Ron, Los Altos, California, Fixation
Rush, Kevin, Kenilworth, New Jersey, A Negro of Ours
Rush, Kevin, Kenilworth, New Jersey, Doubtful Provenance
Saari, Karen, Madison, Wisconsin, In A Clearing
Shankman, Jim, NYC, NY, John and Nancy in Bed, Reading
Sharpson, Neil, Dublin, Ireland, A Falling Ton of Ireland
Silverman, Judd, Brooklyn, New York, Leaving Charleston
Sirota, Eric, Flemington, New Jersey, Your Name on My Lips
Stauffer, Elenna, NYC, NY, Hysterical!
Taylor, Justin, NYC, NY, The Unblinking Eye
Timmons, Ann, Arlington, Virginia, Bigger Than All of Us
Verheyen, Ronny, Mortsel, Belgium, Edith and Simone, a musical

Finalists

August, Ian, The Excavation of Mary Anning
Austgen, Jessica, Denver, Colorado, A Murther of Crows
Blatner, Barbara, NYC, NY, Years of Sky
Bonfiglio, William, New Brunswick, Canada, The Year Of
Cafarella, Jane, Singapore, Singapore, d-baby
Cunningham, J. Thalia, Delmar, New Jersey, Crossing the Line
Daly, Kevin, Hamden, Connecticut, Where Is Everybody?
Devenish, Luke, Victoria, Australia, Cocky
Forbach, Jason, New York, New York Heathen Hill
Fowkes, William, NYC, New York, The Seeker
Frankel, Leland, Los Angeles, California, The Girlfriend
Gatton, Vince, New York City, New York, Alexandria
Gregory, Taylor, Brooklyn, New York, A Small Group
Gross, Oded, Montclair, New Jersey, Heart Attack With a Knife, a musical
Harms, Holli, New York City, New York, Coal
Jenkins, Elaina, Cumming, Georgia, Home
Lawson-Smith, Hayley, Victoria, Australia, Captain Jester’s
Menna, Robert, Los Angeles, CA, The Light at Arles
Merens, Michele, Bayside, Wisconsin, another guide for the perplexed
Monaghan, Kate, Charlottesville, Virginia, The O’Malley Gambit
Pavlenko, Camille, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, The Janus Mask
Rodriguez, Robin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Communion. Alone.
Rush, Kevin, Kenilworth, New Jersey, A Negro of Ours
Sharpson, Neil, Dublin, Ireland, A Falling Ton of Ireland
Silverman, Judd, Brooklyn, New York, Leaving Charleston
Stauffer, Elenna, NYC, NY, Hysterical!
Verheyen, Ronny, Mortsel, Belgium, Edith and Simone, a musical

Winner

Forbach, Jason, New York, New York Heathen Hill

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2017 SEMI-FINALISTS, FINALISTS AND WINNER

The winner of our 2017 award was Susan Ferrara, NYC, New York for her play, Buzz.  The entire list of semi-finalists and finalists are here below

Semi-finalists

Amatuzio, Nick, Ontario, Canada, Mick’s Last Line
Appel, Jacob M., NYC, NY, The Kindness of Strangers
Appel, Jacob M., NYC, NY, The Indelible Woodpecker
Appel, Jacob M., NYC, NY, A Marriage of Inconvenience
Auslander, Edward; Berry, Bill; Weiss, Terri, Van Nuys, CA, Monkey Mind, a musical
Baran, James and Kaminski, Steve, Windham, CT, Virgil, a musical
Bell, Kate, Brooklyn, NY, Blacked Out
Bierstock, Sarah, NYC, NY, Honor Killing
Binstock, Rae, Brooklyn, NY, We Are the Light of the World
Bonnema, Ben and Rose, Arianna, Howard Beach, NY, The Lost Girl, a musical
Buckallew, Robin, Hastings, NE, What Are Your Demands?
Carkeet, David, North Middlesex, VT, Six by Twain
Cavanaugh, Tom, Northridge, CA, Behold
Cowley, Sheila, St. Petersburg, FL, Flying
Craig, David, Toronto, Canada, Lysistrata and the Temple of Gaia
Delauder, Anthony, Aurora, WV, The People at the Edge of Town
Dorf, Fran, Stamford, CT, The Angel of Forgetting
Eberlein, Jared, Northfield, MA, Precious Thieves
Englar, Brent, Baltimore, MD, Deposition
Ferrara, Susan, NYC, NY, Buzz
Fischer-Smith, Jeffrey, Tucson, AZ, When the Son is Shining
France, Anna, Buffalo, NY, Hill Country
Freeman, Seth, Pacific Palisades, CA, The Cost
Frankel, Leland, Los Angeles, CA, The Better Part of Forever
Hardin, Frankie, Newnan, GA, Perfect Faith
Hoke, Donna, East Amherst, NY, Brilliant Works of Art
Holets, George, Ithaca, NY, Boronga Kazi: A Comedy of Cultures
Howland, Angelica, Phoenix, AZ, Forward
Karp, Steve, NYC, NY, Reunion
Kimmel, Mike, New Orleans, LA, In Lincoln’s Footsteps
Klein, Matthew, NYC, NY, Through the Eye
Kociolek, Ted (and Holland, Walter), NYC, NY, The Age of Innocence, a meta-operetta
Lundin, Robert, Glen Ellyn, IL, The Icon
Manley, Richard, San Fransisco, CA, The Truth Quotient
McGoldrick, Michael, Tempe, AZ, World’s End
McGregor, Rex, Auckland, New Zealand, Miss Imposter
Meche, Amy, Brooklyn, NY Smiling Porphyra
Menna, Robert, Los Angeles, CA, The Light at Arles
Merilo, Aleks, Tacoma, WA, The Snowmaker
Montero, Guillermo, Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina, The Music Teacher
Nelson, Ross Peter, Helena, MT, Becoming Number Six
O’Connor, Sean, NYC, NY, Wound
Oliver, Ryan, NYC, NY, We Foxes, a musical
Orlock, John, Cleveland Heights, OH, The End of Summer Guest
Orloff, Rich, NYC, NY, Jennifer’s Birth
Panganiban, Conrad, Alameda, CA, New American Order
Patterson, Martha, Boston, MA, Charlotte & Amanda
Pepper, Cary, San Fransisco, CA, How it Works
Sadler, Lynn, Burlington, NC, Hanging-Cat
Shineman, Kirt, Peoria, AZ, Good Grief
Sirota, Eric, Flemington, NJ, Day of Wrath, a musical
Stubbs, Sally, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Our Ghosts
Tsokalis, Konstantinos, Nomos Attikus, Greece, Polar Bear
Tuttle, Jon, Florence, SC, Boy About Ten
Wambaugh, Michele, Houston, TX, No Regrets
Wells, Matthew, NYC, NY, Queen Mair

Finalists

Amatuzio, Nick, Ontario, Canada, Mick’s Last Line
Appel, Jacob M., NYC, NY, The Indelible Woodpecker
Appel, Jacob M., NYC, NY, A Marriage of Inconvenience
Bell, Kate, Brooklyn, NY, Blacked Out
Bierstock, Sarah, NYC, NY, Honor Killing
Cowley, Sheila, St. Petersburg, FL, Flying
Craig, David, Toronto, Canada, Lysistrata and the Temple of Gaia
Delauder, Anthony, Aurora, WV, The People at the Edge of Town
Ferrara, Susan, NYC, NY, Buzz
France, Anna, Buffalo, NY, Hill Country
Kociolek, Ted (and Holland, Walter), NYC, NY, The Age of Innocence, a meta-operetta
Menna, Robert, Los Angeles, CA, The Light at Arles
Merilo, Aleks, Tacoma, WA, The Snowmaker
O’Connor, Sean, NYC, NY, Wound
Orlock, John, Cleveland Heights, OH, The End of Summer Guest
Orloff, Rich, NYC, NY, Jennifer’s Birth
Sirota, Eric, Flemington, NJ, Day of Wrath, a musical
Stubbs, Sally, Vancouver, British Coloumbia, Canada, Our Ghosts
Wells, Matthew, NYC, NY, Queen Mair

Winner

Ferrara, Susan, NYC, NY, Buzz

 

Previous winners of The Hidden River Arts Playwrighting Award include:

Mark Guarino, Chicago, Illinois, From Hutchinson Street

Jacob Appel, NYC, New York, for Thirds

Doug Huff, St. Peter, Minnesotta, A Far Shore

Michael Tooher, Portland, Maine, The Perfect Sameness of Our Days

Lee Edward Colston, NYC, New York, for Solitary