Hollins Playwrights Dominate Selections for KCACTF Region IV Festival
Works by three student playwrights from the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University have been chosen for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region IV Festival, continuing Hollins’ “unbroken string of successes with KCACTF Region IV.”
M.F.A. Playwright’s Victorian Romance Has UK Premiere
A filmed performance of Kristin Lundberg’s “Muse” is featured as part of the 2021 Ludlow Fringe Festival and will be streamed June 24 through July 18.
“Decision Height” Revival Celebrates Ten Years of the Award-Winning Drama
Hollins Theatre is presenting a fully produced Zoom livestream presentation and first revival of the drama, April 1-3, 9-10, and 11. Written by Meredith Dayna Levy ’12, M.F.A. ’18, “Decision Height” won top playwriting honors from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival after it was originally staged in October 2012.
International Film Festival Bestows Honors on Hollins Playwright’s Work
Samantha Macher M.F.A. ’12 was presented the Gold Award for Best Writer for “To the New Girl” by the Queen Palm International Film Festival. The film is based on the critically acclaimed play of the same name that she wrote in 2010.
2021 Hollins-Mill Mountain Winter Festival of New Works Goes Virtual
The Hollins-Mill Mountain Winter Festival of New Works, which each January showcases compelling new plays by students from the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University, is headed online this year with two fully produced plays and two thesis play readings presented via Zoom livestream.
Hollins Playwright’s Work Makes the Leap from Stage to Screen
“To the New Girl,” written by Samantha Macher M.F.A.’12, is available now though Amazon Prime Video Direct and Vimeo on Demand. Featuring an all-female creative team and cast, the feature-length independent film was created by a group of emerging filmmakers at a time when audiences are demanding films made both by and for women.
Hollins Enjoys Double Presence at Women’s Theatre Festival
The works of two Hollins playwrights – “She Made Space” by Meredith Cope-Levy ’12, M.F.A. 18 and “And Then the Moon Swallowed the Sky” by Rachel Nelson ’07 – were recently showcased at an event that champions gender parity, diversity, and inclusion in the American theatre.
Hollins Playwright Wins National Kennedy Center Award
Sean Michael McCord, who is pursuing his M.F.A. in playwriting at Hollins, has received the Kennedy Center’s National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Award for his full-length play, “Moving.”
Playwright’s Lab Earns National Recognition with Multiple Kennedy Center Awards
The Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University has been honored with 12 awards in direction, production, acting, and playwriting by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
Playwright’s Lab Director Earns Kennedy Center Theatre Festival Honor
Todd Ristau, founder and director of the M.F.A. program in playwriting at Hollins, has received the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion, one of the most prestigious honors in theatre education.
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