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Playwright Ryan wins 2012 Primus

PLAYWRIGHT TAMMY RYAN WINS $10,000 FRANCESCA PRIMUS PRIZE FOR 2012; DOMINIQUE MORRISEAU ALSO HONORED Chicago, June 14, 2012 — The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) announced at its annual conference today that playwright Tammy Ryan has won the 2012 Francesca Primus Prize for her play Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods. She receives $10,000, a...

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...

Yussef El Guindi wins $25,000 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for 2012; Ken LaZebnik and A. Rey Pamatmat also cited

ATCA has named Yussef El Guindi’s Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World, a play about immigration and assimilation, winner of the $25,000 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for 2012. The Steinberg/ATCA recognizes the best American scripts that premiered professionally the previous year...

ATCA Names Six Finalists for Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award

ATCA has selected six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2011. The top award of $25,000 and two citations of $7,500 each, plus commemorative...

2013-14 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

SUSAN SMITH BLACKBURN PRIZE2013- 2014 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED MAJOR AWARD FOR FEMALE PLAYWRIGHTSCELEBRATES THIRTY- SIXTH YEAR “The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has done more than any other single force to get plays by women collected and celebrated, but more importantly, produced.”— Marsha Norman, 1983 Winner for ‘night Mother The Susan...

ATCA selects Chicago for 2012 conference

ASHLAND, OR—The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected Chicago as the site of its 39th annual conference, June 13-17, 2012. The ATCA annual conference will be co-hosted by the League of Chicago Theatres and the City of Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture. Rocco Landesman, Chair...

Playwright Caridad Svich wins ATCA’s 2011 Francesca Primus Prize

ASHLAND, OREGON, July 8, 2011 – At its annual conference, the American Theatre Critics Association today announced that playwright Caridad Svich has been awarded the $10,000 Francesca Primus Prize for The House of the Spirits. Svich will receive her check immediately and be celebrated at an upcoming ATCA conference. Jointly...

Bill Cain receives $25,000 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for 2011; $7,500 citations for Kathryn Grant and David Bar Katz

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has named Bill Cain’s “Nine Circles,” a harrowing play about war and redemption, the winner of the $25,000 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for 2011. The award recognizes playwrights for the best scripts that premiere professionally outside New York...

Cori Thomas wins 2011 Osborn Award

Cori Thomas has won ATCA’s 2011 M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award for an emerging playwright. The award recognizes Thomas’ When January Feels Like Summer, which at City Theatre (Robin Rombach picture, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)premiered in March 2010 at City Theatre in Pittsburgh. The Osborn Award recognizes the work...

Six Steinberg/ATCA Award finalists announced

ATCA has named six finalists for the $40,000 2011 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award recognizing the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2010. The six are Rinne Groff for “Compulsion,” Lisa D’Amour for “Detroit,” Kathryn Grant for “The Good Counselor,” David Bar Katz for “The History...