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Amas Musical Theatre Announces Third Year Of The Eric H. Weinberger Award For Emerging Librettists

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The Award commemorates the life and work of playwright/librettist Eric H. Weinberger.



Amas Musical Theatre Announces Third Year Of The Eric H. Weinberger Award For Emerging Librettists

 

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) today announced the third year of The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists, a juried cash and production grant to be given annually to support the early work and career of a deserving musical theatre librettist.

The Award commemorates the life and work of playwright/librettist Eric H. Weinberger (1950-2017), who was a Drama Desk Award nominee for Best Book of a Musical (Wanda's World), and the playwright/librettist of Class Mothers '68, that earned Pricilla Lopez a Drama Desk Award nomination.

The winner will receive $2,000 to help pay cost-of-living expenses. The winning musical will receive development assistance in the 2021 New Works Development Program of Amas Musical Theatre, which is administering the Award. The development assistance culminates in the work being rehearsed and performed by New York theatre professionals in an Amas Lab production. Amas was the development home for several of Mr. Weinberger's musicals, and produced the World Premiere of Wanda's World and the New York Premiere of Tea for Three.

Submissions will open on September 14, 2020 and will close November 30, 2020. All submissions must be sent through an online application that can be found at The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists. Only one submission per playwright/librettist will be accepted. The winner of the award will be announced late February-early March 2021.

Cheeyang Ng and Eric Sorrels received the 2020 award for their musical M?Y?, the story of a struggling poet in need of an awakening.

"This is the third year that we have the opportunity to honor Eric with this very special award" says Artistic Producer Donna Trinkoff. "It is an enduring acknowledgement of his passion for musical theatre and his love for Amas."

For further information, please visit www.amasmusical.org.

 




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