Saturday, March 02, 2013

 So here is a nice thing that has happened.
The initial reading committee and final judge for the 2013 MPW Writing for Stage and Screen Competition have made their final decisions. After much consideration, three scripts were selected by the final judge, Julia Cho (playwright, BFE, Durango, The Language Archive; TV writer, Big Love, Fringe).
First Prize:
POWER POINTS, a play by Caron Tate

First Runner-Up:
THE COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE OF LITTLE RED, a screenplay by Barrington Smith-Seetachitt
Second Runner-Up:
A HUNDRED MAYS, a play by Kiera Nowacki

Congratulations! Caron will receive a $500 cash prize; Barrington and Kiera will receive $250 each. Additionally, all three winning scripts will receive dramaturgical guidance and be presented as staged readings by professional actors and directors at the 2013 MPW Writing for Stage and Screen Festival on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the Electric Lodge in Venice, California. The event is free and open to the public. Details and RSVP info to come

 So, if you are in Venice, CA in April--you should come! I'm looking forward to meeting my dramaturg and director, and going through the development and staging process.  I know both of the other winners, and they are great ladies, so that makes for an even more rewarding evening.

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