Each year the Shawnee Playhouse encourages local playwrights to submit their original and unpublished works for a chance to win our annual Shawnee Original Playwright Series contest.
This spring, each submission was read by volunteer actors over several weeks. The public was invited to listen to the readings of the original plays and had a chance to vote and comment on each work. When our Executive Committee reviewed the ratings, the tabulations revealed that three plays scored closely, so it was decided all three full length winners as well as the six short play winners would be produced and performed by Worthington Players in 2016. Congratulations to the winning playwrights! Below are the selected plays.
The Two Georgias
A dramedy by Brian McDermott
On stage January 22 through February 7, 2016
A comedy by Lisa Ellex
On stage September 23 through October 16, 2016
Scary Scary Night
A comedy by E. Michael Lumsford
On stage October 21 through October 30, 2016
Short Play Winners:
The Bureaucracy of Existentialism
By Elizabeth Kennedy
By Robert S. Robbin
By Paul Kodiak
The Birthday Room
By Rich Strack
Angel on the Yellow Couch
The Counterfeit Dick
by Zanne Hall
All six short plays will be staged together January 2 -17, 2016.