Playwright Endorsements for Script Critiques (Analysis / Evaluations)
WHAT PLAYWRIGHTS ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR CRITIQUES:
Submission... Fenced In by Jeff Elwell (Dean of Arts and Sciences at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga) "One of the most in-depth, explicit evaluations I have received as a writer and most helpful regarding rewriting the script."
First Prize. . . Ruby's Story by Ron Osborne (seven plays, including Ruby's Story, were published by Samuel French) "The script evaluations are extremely well done, in fact, superior to those provided by other competitions."
First Prize… Conversation with a Kleagle ... a KKK Recruiter by Rudy Gray (Ph.D. in Drama, Professor in the Thematic Studies Dept at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.) "I learned more about playwriting through the evaluations and development process with Sandra Nordgren than in all the college courses I've taken on playwriting. I've rewritten the second act and it is much stronger because of this."
Second Prize. . . The Barbecue by Buddy Farmer "Thank you for the very perceptive and astute critiques. The specificity shows that you are not just browsing over a script and making sweeping or general comments. Your input was incredibly helpful in the rewrites."
Finalist… Indignity Let Us Go by Kim Slack “Very insightful comments. You focused on what I’ve found most challenging in writing about Africa--how to give audiences a sense of the complexity without confusing them."
Submission… Pathetique by Kathleen Chenault (Foreign Correspondent China, North Korea, Cambodia, Africa, Mongolia) "I have read through the critiques. I am impressed with the broad range as well as tight focus of these incisive and thorough comments. This is exactly what I was eager to receive from you."
Submission… According to Kubark by Laura Camaione "The critique was very helpful, particularly with character development."
Honorable Mention... Push Down Gently and Turn by Carrie Stratton "Thank You. Your comments have directed my play in the right direction."
Finalist... Consent by Frank J. Avella (Recipient of the 2015 Fellowship Award from the NJ State Council on the Arts for Consent. Recipient of the 2016 Helene Wurlitzer Residency Grant and Chesley/Bumbalo Foundation Playwright Award for Consent.) "[The evaluation] was very helpful, and in two specific cases, VERY VERY helpful. Thank you for EVERYTHING."
Submission… Saviour by Maryanne Pope "These evaluations are excellent!"
Submission ... Save the Date by Harold Blick. "I can't thank you enough for your script analysis. With your questions and comments, I've reached deeper into myself than I thought possible."
Honorable Mention… Lowenstein by Henry Meyerson
“I am extremely impressed by the level of professionalism regarding procedure and the script evaluations of the critics. Yours is obviously a unique organization.”
Submission… Pandora’s Committee by Munroe Scott "Many thoughtful and useful points were made, and were presented with a direct candor that is much appreciated."