Osborn New Play Award

Douglas Williams wins ATCA’s Osborn New Play Award for “Ship”

Douglas Williams NEW YORK – Douglas Williams has won the American Theatre Critics Association’s (ATCA) 2021 M. Elizabeth Osborn Award for his play “SHIP.” Given by ATCA in memory of critic, director, educator and new play advocate M. Elizabeth “Betty” Osborn (1941-1993), the prize recognizes the work of a...

Dan McCabe wins 2020 Osborn Award

Dan McCabe The recipient of the 2020 M. Elizabeth Osborn Award is Dan McCabe for “The Purists,” produced by Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company. The award recognizes the work of an emerging playwright who has not yet received a major production, such as off-Broadway or Broadway, nor received other major national...

ATCA picks Spenser Davis’ “Plainclothes” as 2019 Osborn New Play Award Winner

The American Theatre Critics Association is pleased to announce that Spenser Davis has won the 2019 M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award for an emerging playwright. The Osborn Award recognizes Davis’ “Plainclothes,” which premiered at The Den Theatre in Chicago. The award will be presented at the...

Chelsea Marcantel’s “Airness” wins 2018 Osborn New Play Award

(April 5, 2018) ATCA has named Chelsea Marcantelwinner ofthe 2018 M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award recognizing an emerging playwright. The award will be presented at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville on April 7. The Osborn Award cites Marcantel’s Airness, which premiered at Actors Theatre of...

2017 Osborn Award

Eppler wins 2017 Osborn Award The American Theatre Critics Association is pleased to announce that Nate Eppler has won the 2017 M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award for an emerging playwright. The award will be presented at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville on April 8....

Norton wins 2016 Osborn Award

Jonathan Norton has won the 2016 M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award for an emerging playwright. The award will be presented at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville on April 9. The Osborn Award recognizes Norton’s “Mississippi Goddamn,” which premiered in February 2015 at the...

2015 Osborn Award

Playwright Tom Coash During the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, the 2015 M. Elizabeth Osborn Award, which recognizes emerging playwrights, was presented to Tom Coash of Atlanta for his play Veils, a unique look at the differences and similarities between America and the Middle...

ATCA honors playwright Topher Payne with 2014 Osborn Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 14, 2014  The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) announces that Topher Payne has won its 2014 M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award for an emerging playwright. The award will be presented April 5 at the Humana Theater Festival at Actor’s Theatre of...

Keri Healey wins 2013 Osborn Award

Keri Healey has won its 2013 M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award, give by ATCA each year to recognize the work of an emerging playwright who has not yet achieved national stature. The award specifically recognizes Healey’s play, Torso, which premiered in March 2012 at Printer’s Devil Theater...

Playwright Darren Canady wins 2012 Osborn Award

March 28: ATCA announced today that Darren M. Canady has won its Darren Canady2012 M.Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award for an emerging playwright, recognizing his Brothers of the Dust, which premiered in May 2011 at Congo Square Theatre Company in Chicago, directed by Daniel Bryant. The award will be presented at...