Thank you all for your patience as we deliberated on the submissions.
After going through nearly 200 plays of incredibly high caliber, we are honoured to announce the chosen plays and tell you a bit about the writers!
Hal Corley’s- Hansel in Lederhosen
Hal has developed his plays with major companies (Seattle Rep, Syracuse Stage, Walnut Street, Premiere Stages, Atlanta’s Alliance, SF’s NCTC, Adirondack Theater Festival). Three full-length scripts are published by Samuel French. His Treed is published by Playscripts in Great Short Plays Volume 10, his Dolor will be published in Applause’s Best American Short Plays, 2014-2015, and 28 of his one-acts have been produced in 18 state sand Canada. He recently won HRC Showcase and Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation awards for his play Married North, and has three times been a semifinalist in the O’Neill Competition.
Jordan Hall’s- Asleep at the Wheel
Jordan Hall’s work has been dubbed “stellar, insightful” by Plank Magazine, “thoughtful” by CBC Radio, and “vivid, memorable” by NOW. Her first full-length play, Kayak, won Samuel French’s 2010 Canadian Playwrights Competition, and has been produced to critical acclaim across North America. An Associate at Playwrights Theatre Centre from 2010-2013, she is currently Touchstone Theatre’s 2016 Flying Start playwright, and her most recent play, How to Survive an Apocalypse, will premiere with Touchstone in 2016. As a screenwriter, Jordan co-created the CSA-nominated Carmilla: The Series for SmokeBomb Entertainment. She has also been a finalist in both the LA Comedy Fest and Beverly Hills Short Screenplay Competitions, as well as a winner of the Crazy8s Short Film Production Competition. As a dramaturg, Jordan worked on The Hearing of Jeremy Hinzman at the 2012 Summerworks Festival, and spent five years as a mentor for UBC’s Booming Ground program.
Jenn Dlugos and Charlie Hatton- The Marriedest One of All
Jenn Dlugos is an award-winning comedy writer and filmmaker. Her TV pitch Ladies on the Loose was one of five finalists in the first Lifetime Television Unscripted Development Pipeline at the New York Television Festival. Her comedy film Cat Scratch won awards at film festivals all over the country, including Best Comedy Film at the Boston Comedy Fest, and her sitcom pilot Thicker Than Water was a top-50 quarterfinalist in the 2015 Tracking Board Launch Pad contest and a semi-finalist in the 2014 Industry Insider TV Writing contest. Jenn co-edits the award-winning humor book series Mug of Woe, a series of true and embarrassing stories. She teaches screenwriting all over New England and runs the writing site TheScriptScribe.com
Charlie Hatton is a comedy writer who has served as staff writer for humor websites ZuG.com and Bugs & Cranks, among others. He reached the final round in NYC Midnight’s Short Screenplay and Micro Flash Fiction challenges, and has written and performed sketch comedy with several Boston-area groups. His writing has appeared in each of the six editions of Mug of Woe, an award-winning series of humor essay anthologies, and in Did You Read That Review?, an Amazon-selected collection of humorous product reviews.
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Special thanks to the team that helped me make these hard decisions: Mike Chandler, Lara Lewis, Zara Tufts and Megan Kendell.
Luciana Fernandes A.D.