Old Opera House Theatre Company Announces 12th Annual New Voice Play Festival Winners

Old Opera House Theatre Company Announces 12th Annual New Voice Play Festival Winners

Over 75 playwrights from across the country participated in the festival this year and many works were submitted.  A panel of judges picked the top four plays submitted this season and then all four of these plays were presented on the Old Opera House stage last weekend (June 22, 23 & 24).  Old Opera House patrons attending the festival then voted for their favorites and the winning plays were as follows:

 

Golden Curtain Award

 

Raising Zombie Awareness

by Christopher Morse, Idyllwild, CA

 

directed by Shannon Potter

 

Featuring

Will Heyser as Wendell

Karen Paone as Dorothy

John-Michael Rolnick as Devon 

Caitlin Louden as Paula 

Betsy Crutcher as Zombie 3

Zachary Little as Zombie 4

 

 

 

 

 

Silver Stage Award

 

Lifetime Contract

by Chuck Smith, Woodbridge, VA

 

directed by Carol Gallant & James P. Whipple

 

Featuring

Lauren R. Hugg as Nona

J.D. Wine as Robert

Erin “Beth” Brackett as Martha 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spotlight Award

The Bright Side of Being Blue

by Carl L. Williams, Houston, TX

 

directed by Liam Potter

 

Featuring

Kenny Louden as Gene

Jennifer George as Millie

Holly Noel Legg as Lois

Andre Graves as Kyle

 

 

 

 



Spotlight Award

Rearview

by D. J. Jones, Aurora, CO

 

directed by Meaghan Barry

 

Featuring

Christine Brewer as Linda

Sydney Wilkins as Jackie

Gwen Leonard as Sandy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions

 

Girls Night Out in Bocca

by Roy C. Berkowitz, Arlington, VA

 

Joanna On My Mind

by Lynn-Steven Johanson, New York, NY

 

The Next Move

by William Fowkes, New York, NY

 

Three Fifths of a Man

by George Hickenlooper, St. Louis, MO

 

Untested

by HAl Corley, Summit, NJ

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