Seeking Flight by Joan Broadman
Covered Girl by Aaron Davis
Fault Lines by Kim Brundidge
Cheese by Laurel Ollstein
Gorilla by Rhea Leman
Amends by Nick Robideau
Bunny and the Moon: a Chinese Fairytale by Catherine Boyle
Gifted by Carrie Printz
Make Sure It's me by Kate Wenner
Sultan's Battery by Kathy Rucker
Then Waves by Kevin Anthony Kautzman
PLAY LOG LINES / SYNOPSES:
Seeking Flight by Joan
Broadman Confined to a lab, Monty and Enzi are African gray parrots used in experiments that test their ability to speak
English and form concepts. Monty was born in captivity. Enzi, however, once lived free, in the Congolese rainforest. Seeking the freedom that would allow them to fulfill their parrot nature, Enzi urges Monty to join him in rebellion. In Seeking Flight, the voices of birds tell us that genuine justice and equality should include all living beings.
SECOND PLACE: Covered Girl by Aaron Davis A grieving widower and a teenage girl form an unusual friendship. He lost his wife on 9/11 and she's been hiding from everyone that she is Muslim. When her father finds out, he confronts his daughter and the widower's warped view on what it means to be Muslim.
THIRD PLACE: Fault Lines by Kim Brundidge
Though his family has been unraveling for years, Michael has never given up on it. Two years after his sister dies, he returns home to his dying mother and his distant father to try to heal the rifts between them.
FINALIST: Cheese by Laurel Ollstein Griffin, a cheese sculptor, struggles in his marriage to Cindy, who lives in denial over the loss of their young son. Enter, Billie, Cindy's best friend, a knocked-up, wanna-be Hollywood actress, running from her failures. The secrets they keep and lies they tell fester and spoil like the rotting cheese that surrounds them, in this twisted, modern, Kaufman and Hart-esque laugher.
FINALIST: Gorilla by Rhea Leman
Five managers, who work together, are at a leadership
retreat. They must decide which two men will be fired. This is an important moment in their lives and throughout the retreat, facts about their relationships are revealed.
UPDATES FOR 2009 WINNERS
Covered Girl by Aaron Davis recieved a reading and Q & A at 13th St Rep - NYC - August 22, 2010.
Seeking Flight by Joan Broadman received a reading and Q & A at 13th Street Rep - NYC - February 27, 2011.
Seeking Flight received a Jan 27-29,2011 production at Stage Coach Players Theater in DeKalb, IL.
Seeking Flight received a 3 week production at Broom St. Theater in Madison, WI from Oct 19 - Nov 10, 2012.
Fault Lines by Kim Brundidge received a 2013 production at New Life Presbyterian Church.