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Jacqueline Goldfinger and Jennifer MacMillan Win Playscripts, Inc's Inaugural ARE WOMEN FUNNY? Contest

Jacqueline Goldfinger and Jennifer MacMillan are the inaugural winners of the Are Women Funny? contest sponsored by Playscripts, Inc. and the International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP).

Their one-act play for high school students, Enter Bogart, has been chosen for publication out of hundreds of entries. In addition to the publication of their play, Goldfinger and MacMillan will receive a $1,000 prize, and a year membership to ICWP.

Shirley King's Ella's Enchanted Garden received an honorable mention, and Samara Siskind's What NOT to do at Districts was named a finalist, and will also be published by Playscripts, Inc.

"This past theater season, 7 out of 10 of American Theatre magazine's Top 10 Most-Produced Plays were written by women. In the most recent Educational Theatre Association Short Play Survey, a survey of the most produced short plays in high school, there were no plays written by women...Our goal was to introduce thousands of young theater makers to funny female voices, and I think these plays are a great start," said Lane Bernes, Marketing Director of Playscripts, Inc.



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