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46th SAMUEL FRENCH OFF OFF BROADWAY SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 30 FINALISTS
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 12:57 pm EDT 07/22/21

46th SAMUEL FRENCH
OFF OFF BROADWAY SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES 30 FINALISTS

HEIDI SCHRECK
IS THIS YEAR'S HONORARY FESTIVAL PLAYWRIGHT

JUDGES WILL INCLUDE
ZORA HOWARD AND TORI SAMPSON

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New York, NY (July 22, 2021) - Samuel French's Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB), the nation's premier short play competition, is excited to announce that 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist Heidi Schreck (What the Constitution Means to Me) is this year's honorary festival playwright. Additionally, the distinguished lineup of judges will include playwrights Dennis A. Allen II, Miranda Rose Hall, Trish Harnetiaux, 2021 Pulitzer Prize finalist Zora Howard, Harrison David Rivers and Tori Sampson, along with dramaturg Jeremy Stoller, Executive Director of National New Play Network Nan Barnett and Artistic Director for City Theatre in Miami Margaret M. Ledford.

This year's top 30 playwrights were chosen from over 500 submissions from the U.S. and abroad. The six winners will be chosen through reading evaluation only and announced on Thursday, August 12 at 4pm ET, at a free public online celebratory event. Register to attend here.

THE 46TH SAMUEL FRENCH OFF OFF BROADWAY SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL FINALISTS

#18 by Sarah Einspanier
1900's Women Bonding by Catherine Weingarten
A Seed by Dan Caffrey
After the Fall Before the Storm by John Lavelle
All Things Considered, It Was Probably the Most Productive Meeting the Escondido Unified School District PTA Ever Had by A.J. Ditty
An Instant Message by Allyson Dwyer
by Grace, Pt. 2 by Agyeiwaa Asante
CENSUS by Susan Miller
DOGS OF SOCIETY by Julia Grogan
Grieved by Jahquale Mazyck
HANOI JANE PISS TARGET by Alex Moon
Hombres Verdados: Part 1 by Alexis Elisa Macedo
Hot Air by Katelin Wilcox
House of a Negro. Funny... by Tracey Conyer Lee
I Believe That We Can Win! by Matt Seiiji Ketai
It Was Right There by Manning Jordan
Juntos by Julia Rae Maldonado
Kitchen Design by Suzanne Willett
Lifestyle Content by Lia Romeo
Macht Frei by Justin Aaron Halle
Mother Earth Day by Daysha Veronica
pearl apple penguin by Aisling Towl
Prefers Bright Indirect Light by Veronica Tjioe
RAINER by Max Wilkinson
Rekidk by Charlie O'Leary
Shabbat Shalom, Singles by Margot Connolly
The Mirror by Joshua Young
The Thought Doesn't Count by Emily Hageman
Thoughts and Prayers by Gerald Williams
Youth for Dark by Keith Whalen

Originating in 1975, the OOB Festival is one of Samuel French's primary initiatives to introduce the next wave of emerging playwrights. In the 45 years of the OOB Festival, over 550 theatre companies and schools have participated. Applicants have included companies from coast to coast as well as from Canada, Singapore and the United Kingdom. The festival has served as a doorway to future success for many aspiring playwrights. These include Audrey Cefaly, whose full-length version of her 40th OOB Festival-winning play The Gulf won 2018's Lambda Literary Award in the category of LGBTQ Drama, and Martyna Majok, whose play The Cost of Living (originally produced as part of 39th OOB Festival as John, Who's Here from Cambridge) won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other notable past participants include Bekah Brunstetter, Gloria Calderón Kellett, Sheila Callaghan, khat knotahaiku, Gracie Gardner, Jeremy O. Harris, Shirley Lauro, Theresa Rebeck, Jen Silverman and Steve Yockey.

To stay up to date with all Festival information, follow @OOBFestival on Twitter, facebook.com/oobfestival, and #OOBFestival on all social platforms.


BIOGRAPHIES

SAMUEL FRENCH is proud to have served as a leader in theatrical publishing and licensing for over 180 years. Its catalog features some of the most acclaimed work ever written for the stage and titles by writers at the forefront of contemporary drama. In December 2018, Samuel French became part of Concord Theatricals. With a growing staff of unparalleled experts, Concord Theatricals continues to support and expand Samuel French's ethos of championing playwrights, innovating in the industry, and celebrating all those who create theatre around the world.

CONCORD THEATRICALS is the world's most significant theatrical company, comprising the catalogs of R&H Theatricals, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection, plus dozens of new signings each year. Our unparalleled roster includes the work of Irving Berlin, Agatha Christie, George & Ira Gershwin, Marvin Hamlisch, Lorraine Hansberry, Kander & Ebb, Ken Ludwig, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dominique Morisseau, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Thornton Wilder and August Wilson. We are the only firm providing truly comprehensive services to the creators and producers of plays and musicals, including theatrical licensing, music publishing, script publishing, cast recording and first-class production. www.concordtheatricals.com

HEIDI SCHRECK is a writer and performer living in Brooklyn. What the Constitution Means to Me was recently named a Pulitzer Prize finalist and won the Obie Award and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American Play. Schreck also received two Tony Award nominations for What the Constitution Means to Me, for Best Play and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play, and received the 2019 Benjamin Hadley Danks Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters. Her play Grand Concourse, which debuted at Playwrights Horizons and Steppenwolf Theatres in 2014-2015, won the Stacey Mindich Lilly Award in 2015 and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Screenwriting credits include I Love Dick, Billions and Nurse Jackie. Schreck has also taught playwriting and screenwriting at NYU, Columbia, Kenyon College and Primary Stages. She is the recipient of three Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award and a Theatre World Award. She is the recipient of the Horton Foote Playwriting Award and the Hull-Warriner Award from the Dramatists Guild.

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