Hidden River Arts is very pleased to announce that the winner of our most recent Playwrighting Award, Jason Forbach, will have his winning script, HEATHEN HILL, read at the Shetler Studios Bridge Theatre, 244 W. 54th Street, in New York, on Monday, September 9. 2019, at 1:30 pm.
Jason, currently in the cast of Phantom on Broadway, has been a Broadway actor for over 14 years. HEATHEN HILL is Jason’s first play, which he describes: “Heathen Hill is an ensemble play set in the very near future in an ever expanding Alt-America. Six men in an internment camp for homosexuals turn toward creativity, art and truth as a way to survive. As the political environment of this country continually spirals toward hostility, the play examines the retaliative strength and liberation found through beauty and expression.”
The reading will be directed by Kevin Newbury, and will star Dan Amboyer, best known for his starring role as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge in the television movie “William & Catherine: A Royal Romance”.
Our other amazing cast members include Paul Schaefer, Kevin Ligon, Evander Duck, Jr., Daniel Ching, Alan Ariano, Jacob Keith Watson, Alan Wiggins and James Jackson.
After about fifteen years in Philadelphia, the Hidden River Arts Playwrighting Award has now moved New York, in a decision aimed at providing more benefit to our winning playwrights.
Broadway World wrote a wonderful article about this event, and about the play itself.
The Hidden River Arts Playwrighting Award is offered yearly for a previously unproduced full-length play. The winning script receives a $1,000 prize and a public script-in-hand reading. If you are interested in submitting, please consult our guidelines.
The next deadline for the award is June 30, 2020.
For further information about this event, or if you are interested in attending, please contact our Founding Director, Debra Leigh Scott, at firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest opportunity, since seating is limited.