2017 Festival 36 Awards–Man on the Street Takes Top Prize

Congratulations to everyone involved with the Baltimore Playwrights Festival shows this year. Lots of work went into writing the plays, for starters, and directors and actors pulled off outstanding productions. And thank you to the theaters housing the shows–without your partnership we’d be having sidewalk performances! Finally, thanks to those who came to see the shows, and our judges for their observations and comments.

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This year’s grand prize went to Marilyn Bennett for her show¬†Man on the Street at¬†Fells Point Corner Theatre, a book-in-hand production¬†directed by Kathryn Falcone. Marilyn received the Carol Weinberg Award for Best Play trophy and a check for $250.

Honorable mention certificates went to the remaining three plays, listed in alphabetical order:

The Accidental Death of Nelson Fritz by Noah Schechter, at The Theatrical Mining Company at The Downtown Cultural Arts Center, a full production directed by Barry Feinstein.

King of the Seventh Grade by Rich Espey, at Rapid Lemon Productions at The Strand Theatre, a developmental reading directed by Alice Stanley.

Fallout by Laura King, at The Vagabond Players, a full production directed by Audra Mains.