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The Episcopal Actors' Guild and HB Studio to Stage 2016 Thomas Barbour Playwrights' Award Readings

The Episcopal Actors' Guild and HB Studio to Stage 2016 Thomas Barbour Playwrights' Award Readings

For this year's 9th Annual Thomas Barbour Playwrights' Award, The Episcopal Actors' Guild will partner with New York's HB Studio in presenting staged readings of three new works, with one writer being awarded a prize of $500.

The readings will take place in Guild Hall at 7:00 pm on March 11, 18 & 25 at 7 p.m., with each followed by a reception.

The Barbour Award was created by the family of writer/actor Thomas Barbour (Arthur, Great White Hope) as a way of continuing Mr. Barber's legacy of supporting new work for the stage. Past winners include Ian August (NJ Rep), Lynn Rosen, and Laura Eason (both The Women's Project).

The 9th Annual Thomas Barbour Playwrights' Award will be held at Guild Hall at The Church of the Transfiguration, 1 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016 (b/w Fifth Ave. and Madison Ave. - Trains: R/N @ 28th St.; 6 @ 28th St.) Tickets: $10/EAG members, $15/non-members (suggested donation). RSVP: (212) 685-2927 or matt@actorsguild.org.

HB Studio is a nonprofit organization that supports vigorous, lifelong practice in the theatre arts based on a solid foundation of practical training. The Studio was conceived as a place where artists at all stages of their careers could continue to work and train between engagements, supported and challenged by their more experienced colleagues, in a space free from pressures related to commercial success.

The Episcopal Actors' Guild was established in 1923 and is a charitable organization offering emergency assistance and career support to professional performers "of all faiths, and none." We also host a full calendar of events and fundraisers including concerts, variety shows, play readings, and professional workshops. Learn more at www.actorsguild.org.

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