New Play Festival

Riot Act, Inc. Announces Winners of 5th Annual New Play Festival

April 18, 2018

Riot Act, Inc. is thrilled to announce the winners of its 5th Annual New Play Festival. Ten original works were submitted for the contest and judges ultimately selected three short plays by regional playwrights to be produced as part of Riot Act’s Annual Series of Shorts June 20-23, 2018.

The first-place winner will receive $100 and the Marius P. Hanford IV Award. Marius was a longtime stage combat choreographer influential in several theater communities, including Jackson and New York. The second and third finalists will be awarded $50 each.

Winning plays are:

#1 – Uber Mensch by Jason Ruff of Victor, ID

#2 – Last. Only. Best. By Anne Marie Wells & Angel May Wise of Jackson, WY

#3 – Feather and Bone by Rita Barkey of Bonner, MT

All three plays are excellent examples of our talented regional writing pool and Riot Act is excited for the opportunity to bring these new creations to life on the stage.

This year’s winners were selected by judges: Deanna Darr of ID, Michael J Johnson of Jackson and Boston, Kelly Bouma of MT, Brent Podosek of CO. Cheryl Cluff of UT, and Rachel Hsieh of UT.  We hope to see you at the show as we bring these new scripts to life on stage in June.

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