Antay Bilgutay Wins TeCo Theatrical Productions' 2014 New Play Competition with STRANGERS IN A CHAPEL

By: Mar. 03, 2014

Neither rain nor sleet or snow could stop TeCo Theatrical Productions, Inc. from crowning its grand prize winner of the 12th Annual New Play Competition last night. With 116 votes tallied over the two weekend festival, Antay Bilgutay walked away $1,000 richer for his one-act play Strangers In A Chapel.

Antay is proud to be a two-time winner of the TeCo New Play Competition Literary Prize in 2012 and 2013. He holds a BA degree in Theatre Studies and English from Yale University, and he currently works as Director of Development for Dallas Theater Center. Monologues from his plays can be found in 60 Seconds to Shine Volumes I and II. He is an avid collector of mid-century ceramics and glass, and he is one of the authors of the new book Eva Zeisel: Life, Design and Beauty. He blogs about modern design at

Playwrights Elle Vernee (Grieve: Simon Bishop Presiding) and Steven Young (Under The Overpass shared the Literary Award this year as determined by the reading committee. Entries were judged based on format, originality, adherence to contest rules, entertainment value, and cost efficiency. Both scripts received a total of 93 points out of a 100 possible score.

The prize money was made possible by the Dramatists Guild of America. Special thanks everyone who attended and to our season sponsors: The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Texas Commission On The Arts, Exelon Power, Junior League of Dallas and A+C Magazine.

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