SOFONISBA is a Finalist for the O'Neill

Pleased as punch to share the news that my play SOFONISBA is a Finalist for the O'Neill Playwrights' Conference.

While it ultimately wasn't chosen for the Conference, it's such a thrill to have this play reach Finalist status. (The play was also a Semi-Finalist for the Shakespeare's Sister Award a year-and-a-half ago, not really an "official" public status, but nonetheless I'm proud of it, and it was on The Kilroys' nominee list last year.)

I'm looking forward to workshopping it next month at Portland Stage as part of the Little Festival of the Unexpected, where it won the Clauder Gold Prize.

I started the play 8 years ago with a grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, and many people and theatres have supported its development along the way, including Washington Shakespeare Company, Project Y, Electric Pear Productions, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and The Lark.

The play is listed on NPX. The O'Neill will make public their list shortly!