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The Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase was founded in 2007 when two graduate students in the Creative Writing Program at Northern Arizona University, Patricia Petelin and Brooke Wonders, and Creative Writing Professor, Ann Cummins, proposed a collaboration with members of the Theatrikos Theater Company, Virginia Brown and Linda Sutera, to host an annual 10-minute play contest. The mission:  to encourage new plays by novice and seasoned playwrights, to provide acting and directing opportunities for new and experienced dramatists, and to celebrate new work at the Doris Harper White Community Theater in Flagstaff.

Congratulations to the 2017 Winners:

  • “Apogee” by Will Cordeiro, Flagstaff
  • “John Roxton and the Callous Murder of Goddamn Bigfoot” by James Alegre—Flagstaff/Virginia
  • “Liberty’s Honeymoon” by Ethan Warren, North Carolina
  • “Loglines” by Dan Borengasser, Arkansas
  • “Nectar” by Sasha Stewart Miller, California
  • “Passing Ships” by Lea Parker, Flagstaff
  • “Resist the Crisp” by Ethan Warren, North Carolina
  • “Slammed” by Jim Kitchens, Florida
  • “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” by Mary Tolan, Flagstaff
  • “Waiting” by Jean Blasiar, California

Announcing Auditions for The Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase
We will hold auditions for the 2017 Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase on Monday, August 14th, starting at 6 pm. We will be casting as many as thirty parts in ten ten-minute plays. The showcase, which features staged readings of the winning plays for this year’s ten-minute play contest, will be held on September 8th – 10th, with evening performances on Friday and Saturday nights and a matinee on Sunday. These are staged readings. No memorization required. Actors will be expected to rehearse 4 times before the showcase and to attend all 3 performances. Auditions will be held at the Doris Harper White Theater, 11 W. Cherry

2017 Showcase:  September 8, 9, 10

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