This play won some fine awards and had some great productions.
- Winner, Stanley Drama Award
- Winner, Shiras Institute/Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Award
- Finalist, National Playwrights Conference, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
- Finalist, Drama League of New York Playwriting Award
- Finalist, Arnold Weissberger (New Dramatists) Playwriting Award
- Produced: Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
- Produced: Forest Roberts Theatre, Northern Michigan University
- Produced: Actors Guild of Lexington
- Reading: New York City, Drama League of New York
- Reading: San Diego, Gaslamp Theater
This was the story of a boy who retreats into a frightening, magical world and the people who try to save him. It’s a powerful story of denial and love.
It’s a comedy about a group of adult kids and their mother and well, killing her. It has a good death scene in it.
- Production: University of Alabama Mainstage Production
- Workshop and reading: Mount Sequoyah, Fayetteville, Arkansas Playwrights Conference
The little told tale of a black group of soldiers from the deep South recruited to build the Alaska Highway, it’s the powerful story of one man’s quest for revenge in the face of enormous loss. At its heart, it’s a tale of redemption.
- Reading: Shadowland Theater, Ellenville, New York, Bill Lelbach, directing
- Reading: San Diego, Gas Lamp Quarter Theatre Company
The interesting thing about this play is that I was chosen to be a playwright in residence at the Gaslamp Quarter Theatre Company in San Diego and this play was going to be produced as part of a regular season. After the advertising and before that came to pass, the theater was closed so it has yet to have a full production.
A short, ten minute play about breaking off a relationship, set on board an Alaskan cruise ship while everybody on board’s watching glaciers breaking off.
- Produced: Fritz Blitz of plays, San Diego Gaslamp Theater
If you’re a producer and any of these sound interesting write me at:
Susan Arnout Smith
PO Box 60061
San Diego, CA 92166