BUA Announces 2nd Annual BUA Takes Ten Line-Up

April 15th, 2013 donnahoke

Buffalo United Artists  is pleased to announce the line-up for the 2nd Annual BUA Takes 10: GLBT Short Stories. Selected plays were chosen from more than 300 submissions. They are:

  1. “Wingman” by Eli Effinger
  2. “My Jesus Year” by Tony Foster
  3. “A Different Client” by Josh Hartwell
  4. “Kissing 101” by Matthew Crehan Higgins and Donna Hoke*
  5. “Partners” by EM Lewis
  6. “Waiting for the Skell” by EM Lewis
  7. “Are You  Married?” by Joan Lipkin
  8. “Clink” by Bo List
  9. “Twenty Years” by Candace Perry
  10. “The New American Sweethearts” by Michael Trottier

Congratulations to all the playwrights!

*non-competitive entry

Written by donnahoke


Dramatists Guild Council member and ensemble playwright-in-residence at Road Less Traveled Productions, Kilroys List and award-winning playwright Donna Hoke’s work has been seen in 45 states, and on five continents. Her full-length plays include ELEVATOR GIRL (2017 O’Neill finalist), THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR (Princess Grace semi-finalist, currently in its fourth year in rep in Romania), SEEDS (Artie award winner for Outstanding New Play), SAFE (winner of the Todd McNerney, Naatak, and Great Gay Play and Musical Contests), and BRILLIANT WORKS OF ART (2016 Kilroys List, Winner HRC Showcase, Firehouse Festival of New American Plays); she’s also authored more than two dozen short plays that have had hundreds of productions, and has been nominated for both the Francesca Primus and Susan Blackburn prizes. Donna is also a New York Times-published crossword puzzle constructor; author of Neko and the Twiggets, a children’s book; and founder/co-curator of BUA Takes 10: GLBT Short Stories. For three consecutive years, she was named Buffalo’s Best Writer by Artvoice, the only woman to ever receive the designation.

In addition, Donna is a blogger, advocate, and moderator of the 11,000+-member Official Playwrights of Facebook. Recent speaking engagements include Citywrights, Kenyon Playwrights Conference, the Dramatists Guild National Conference, Chicago Dramatists, and a live Dramatists Guild webinar. Her commentary has been read at #2amt, howlround, the Official Playwrights of Facebook, the newly released Workshopping the New Play, and donnahoke.com.

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