Six finalists named for $40,000 Steinberg/ATCA new play award

Six finalists named for $40,000 Steinberg/ATCA new play award

Jim Steinberg

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award recognizes playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2016. The top award of $25,000 and two citations of $7,500 each will be presented April 8 at Actors Theatre of Louisville during the Humana Festival.

Lou Harry

The six finalists (alphabetically by playwright, with name of the theater where the play premiered) are: Michael CristoferMan in the Ring (Court Theatre, Chicago); Nate EpplerThe Ice Treatment (Actors Bridge Ensemble, Nashville); Tracy LettsMary Page Marlowe (Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago); David RabeVisiting Edna (Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago); R. Eric ThomasTime Is On Our Side (Sympatico Theatre, Philadelphia); and Lauren Yeein a word (National New Play Network).Lou Harry

The finalists were selected from eligible scripts recommended by ATCA members and evaluated by a committee of 17 ATCA members led by Lou Harry of the Indianapolis Business Journal/ 

Click here for the full press release, including brief descriptions of the plays.

For the history of the award, click here.

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