Beautiful American Soldier by Dano Madden
The Trash Bag Tourist by Samuel Brett Williams
Banana Rat by Phoebe Rusch
Cycle by Rose Courtney
Family Living by Jack Hayes
And a Little Child Shall Lead Them by Paul B. Mirkarimi
Finding Pedro by James Heatherly
Grace by Sharon Sharth
War! A Spectacle! by Jess DiGiacinto
PLAY LOG LINES / SYNOPSES:
Beautiful American Soldier by Dano Madden.
Two sisters, lost along a quiet roadside in war-torn Iraq, find an unexpected friend in a man peddling junk. Their shattered hearts deal with the consequences of war in very different ways.
The Trash Bag Tourist by Brett Williams.
A young woman who wants to be a rodeo star takes in a supposed Katrina refugee.He dreams of a better life once he gets his FEMA trailer; she dreams of a better life with a traveling rodeo, away from Arkadelphia and her do-nothing, trailer-trash Mama. As in life, some dreams die a hard death.
THIRD PLACE: Banana Rat by Phoebe Rusch.
An interrogator at Guantanamo Bay is assigned to an enigmatic detainee suspected of planning to blow up the U.S. Embassy in Dubai. They strike up an unlikely rapport, one which is complicated by manipulation and deceit. As the interrogation progresses, issues of terrorism, religion, betrayal, and a
government that has taken on a leadership role it does not own, create a tangled web where truth cannot reveal itself.
UPDATES FOR 2006 WINNERS
Beautiful American Soldier by Dano Madden received a reading with Q & A at 13th Street Rep on April 1, 2007
The Trash Bag Tourist by Samuel Brett Williams received a reading at 13th Street Rep on April 22, 2007.
The Trash Bag Tourist was submitted to Applause Books by the New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest for inclusion in their Best American Short Plays for 2005. Applause Books has published The Trash Bag Tourist in it's 2006-2007 volume.
The Trash Bag Tourist is published by Playscripts.com
Banana Rat received a reading with Q & A at 13th Street Rep on June 17, 2007.
Banana Rat was part of the Kennedy Center's Play-to-Stage-Festival - 2007, at Theater Alliance in Washington, D.C.
Banana Rat was turned into a screenplay and was among the Top Ten Finalists in the 2009 American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest.