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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...

Playwright Sharyn Rothstein wins 2015 Primus Prize

Sharyn Rothstein has won the 2015 Francesca Primus Prize for an emerging woman playwright for her By the Water, which premiered at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Stage II in Nov., 2014. ATCA adjudicates the award. Primus committee chair Barbara Bannon of Salt Lake City explained that the 2015 announcement came late...

Rebecca Gilman wins 2015 Steinberg/ATCA Award with ‘Luna Gale’

Additional citations go to Lucas Hnath and Nathan Alan Davis M. Elizabeth Osborn Award goes to Tom Coash The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected Rebecca Gilman’s Luna Gale as the recipient of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for scripts that...

ATCA elects new leadership; Bill Hirschman new Excom chair

ATCA members at the New Orleans conference in March took time between beignets to elect new members to the Executive Committee, and the Excom elected new officers: Bill Hirschman, Excom chair  Bill Hirschman, chair; Brad Hathaway, vice-chair; Barbara Bannon, secretary (continuing); and Mark Lowry, treasurer. Elected to three-year Excom terms were:* Brad...

Rebecca Gilman’s “Luna Gale” wins 2015 Steinberg/ATCA Award

Additional citations go to Lucas Hnath and Nathan Alan Davis M. Elizabeth Osborn Award goes to Tom Coash The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected Rebecca Gilman’s Luna Gale as the recipient of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for scripts that...

ATCA names six finalists for nation’s largest new play award

ATCA has selected six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2014. The top award of $25,000 and two citations of $7,500, plus commemorative plaques,...

Jennifer Haley wins 2014 Francesca Primus Prize

RECENT PRIMUS PRIZE WINNERS Playwright Jennifer Haley has been awarded the 2014 Francesca Primus Prize for her play The Nether. Haley will receive the $10,000 award check immediately and be officially celebrated at an upcoming ATCA conference. Jointly sponsored by ATCA and the Francesca Ronnie Primus Foundation, the Primus Prize is...

Gunderson’s “I and You” wins 2014 Steinberg/ATCA Award, citations to Demos-Brown and Zimmerman

Louisville, KY, April 5, 2014 — ATCA has named Lauren Gunderson’s I and You recipient of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2013.  Gunderson’s delicate but droll play about teenagers exploring life and death received...

Six finalists announced for $40,000 2014 Steinberg-ATCA Award

For immediate release: Feb. 27, 2014 The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2013. At $40,000, Steinberg/ATCA is...

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...