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



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



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



Kenny Louden as Gene

Jennifer George as Millie

Holly Noel Legg as Lois

Andre Graves as Kyle





Spotlight Award


by D. J. Jones, Aurora, CO


directed by Meaghan Barry



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



by HAl Corley, Summit, NJ

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