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“Decision Height” Revival Celebrates Ten Years of the Award-Winning Drama

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

The Roanoke Times on the Hollins Festival of New Works: “Roanoke Is an ‘Ignition Point’ for New Plays”

The Roanoke Times on the Hollins Festival of New Works: “Roanoke Is an ‘Ignition Point’ for New Plays”

A Roanoke Times editorial praises the Hollins Festival of New Works as a showcase for up-and-coming writers from the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins.

Overnight Sensations: Roanoke’s Favorite Micro-Brewed Play Festival Returns July 9

Overnight Sensations: Roanoke’s Favorite Micro-Brewed Play Festival Returns July 9

The Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University is joining with Roanoke’s Mill Mountain Theatre to present Overnight Sensations, where six plays are written, rehearsed, and staged before a live audience over the course of 24 hours.

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