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The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Award

This award recognizes an outstanding student-written play selected from eight nominations, one from each of the eight regions. Each region will nominate a play of any length representing the best-written, best-crafted script with the strongest writer's "voice."

The award recipient will be selected by a reading panel named by the National Partners of the American Theatre. The award recipient will receive a professional development residency to be determined in consultation with the National Partners.

Previous Award Recipients

2016
In the Moment by Leo McGann, Boston University
Runner-up: Los Moreno by Mercedes Floresislas, University of California at Riverside
2015
She Eats Apples by Stephanie Brownell, Boston University
2014
Bread and Circuses by Edward Precht, College of Charleston
Runner-up: Love, Norman by Jordan Morille, Texas State University - San Marcos
2013
Decision Height by Meredith Levy, Hollins University
2012
Target Behaviorby Caity Shea Violette, University of Minnesota-Duluth
2011
Viking-American by Mikala Hansen, Western Michigan University
2010
Dead in the Kitchenby Jamie Cruz, University of Wyoming
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