Another Dude’s Slingbacks: A Fairy Tale
in Two Acts by Andrew Black
Letter from a Soldier: My Name is Aslam
by Debra Victoroff
Aporia by Paul David Young
Kick flip by Nicole Gabriella Scipione
Redemption: A Collision of History and
Memory in Four Breaths
by Venus Opal Reese
Inside the Coma of Wayne Morse
by Steve Lyons
90 Miles of Separation
by Tony Macy-Perez
Alabama Baggage by Buddy Farmer
Catching Carp by Richard Nannariello
Gaming on Sacred Ground
by Suzanne Bailie
Gentlefucknation by Johnmichael Rossi
Higher Concepts by Joan Dunayer
Katrina’s Path by Rob Florence
Michael's Race by Linda Goldberg
Mystery of the White Slave
by William Rumbler
Orbit by Brie Wittman
Race Relations by Carrie Printz
Sangre de un Angel
by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce
Split Ends by Venus Opal Reese
The Far End of the Earth
by Keith McGregor
Through the Tulips by Naomi Tessler
PLAY LOG LINES / SYNOPSES:
Another Dude’s Slingbacks: A Fairy Tale in Two Acts
by Andrew Black.
When a fairy godmother grants a gay classmate's vengeful wish, "Killer" Kerrigan, the homophobic quarterback of the Lincoln High football team, is magically transformed into a homosexual. The football star learns what life is like on the other side of the pom-poms, and the gay student discovers that you better be careful what you wish for.
2008 SECOND PLACE:
Letter from a Soldier: My Name is Aslam by Debra Victoroff.
A soldier writes to his girlfriend and tells her about an Iraqi family he got to know there. Being in Iraq and meeting this family and the villagers at the market has changed him. In doing so, he confronts his own humanity and that of the citizenry of Iraq.
Aporia by Paul David Young.
The play shows the atrocities of war on a personal level, a disassociated media, and the duality of American culture with that of other cultures. The play also shows the sameness of the human needs of all people.
Kick flip by Nicole Gabriella Scipione.
A complex story of a young man on a quest to find himself. He gets into drugs, is arrested for possession of drugs, becomes homeless and meets up with a girl from the streets who he falls in love with. Through the ups and downs of life, he winds up back at the doorstep of the house he grew up in and heals old wounds with his father.
Redemption: A Collision of History and Memory in Four Breaths
by Venus Opal Reese.
The play captures the pinnacle and defining moments which shape the course and content of a character’s existence.These moments address “what part do I play in my own degradation, as an individual and within a society, and what needs to happen to create a new possibility, more seductive than my past, which calls me into the future?”
Inside the Coma of Wayne Morse by Steve Lyons.
Wayne Morse is in a coma in a hospital room with a woman who has just given birth to a premature baby. The baby's essence is able to communi-cate with Wayne, even though he is in a coma. Throughout the play Morse and the baby struggle with whether life is worth living as Waye is thrown back to his experiences of trying to fight against the Gulf War. The baby decides that life is worth living and makes the decision to live.
UPDATES FOR 2008 WINNERS
Another Dude's Slingbacks: A Fairy Tale in Two Acts by Andrew Black was given a full production by 13th Street Repertory in NYC as a direct result of the reading produced by New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest.
Another Dude's Slingbakcs received a full production at 13th Street Repertory February 26 - April 4, 2010.
Andrew Black is collaborating with award-winning lyricist June Rachelson-Ospa (Final Judge for the contest) to turn the play into a musical. The musical, now called Big Man on Campus, had three workshop readings at 13th Street Repertory.
Letter to a Soldier by Debra Victoroff received a reading with
Q & A at 13th St Rep on October 10, 2011.
Aporia by Paul David Young received a reading with Q & A at 13th St Rep on October 10, 2011.
Aporia by Paul David Young was a finalist for the Kennedy Center's John Cauble Short Play Award.
Inside the Coma of Wayne Morse won the 2009 Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Writing Contest. Congratulations Steve!