CONGRATULATIONS to our Region 5 PLAYWRIGHTS!The plays below were selected through a blinded screening process led by Todd Ristau, NPP Playwriting Chair of Region 4. We thank them for their service to our region.
Student playwrights, dramaturgs, directors, stage managers and actors will develop the work at festival and perform on Friday afternoon.
Adorned by Chelsea Smet - University of Missouri Kansas City
Antlers by Kyle Marks - Augustana University
Eisbeth by Anna Acklen Brown - Truman State University
Enough by Samantha Christman - Minot State University
Florence of Arabia by Minuette Layer - Stephens College
Truth or Dare by Candace Nelson - University of Nebraska Lincoln
Each school will bring a prepared staged reading to festival to be performed on Wednesday evening.
Lessor Gods by William Bonfiglio - Iowa State University
Roosevelt's Ghosts by Aaron Scully - University of Missouri
Seeking Addie by Jennie Pardoe - University of Missouri
Planet Earth Play Region 5
The following play will receive a staged reading at festival:
Nah-zhee by Aaron Scully - University of Missouri
Full-Length Top Plays:
These plays will be championed by Region 5 for National Award Consideration.
Aboveboard by Emily Kimball - Minnesota State University, Mankato
An Unbearable Story by Michael Bayler - University of Missouri
Of Madness and the Electric Dream by Taylor Sklenar - Iowa State University
Reincarnation by Amy Taylor - University of Missouri
Space Race by Erin Nelson - University of Missouri
The Day I Came to Life by Melissa Jackson Burns - University of Missouri
The Hired Man by Heather Meyer - Spaulding University
The Year of by William Bonfiglio - Iowa State University
NAPAT Award for Playwriting Excellence Region V Nominee – forwarded for final selection for the award by a national committee.
The Disappointments by Aaron Scully - University of Missouri
REMINDER: Any playwright who submitted to Region V for Festival 49 may apply to have a one-on-one mentorship meeting at festival. APPLICATION DEADLINE is December 15. Apply here.
Deadlines have been extended for the following events. Students and Faculty are encouraged to get involved!
SDC Directing Scenes - Deadline Extended to 12/16
Stage Management - Deadline Extended to 12/16
Workshop Sumbission - Deadline Extended to 1/6
Please encourage your students and faculty to register to be a part of these amazing festival events!
Please go here for these and other upcoming deadlines.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
All the best,