I WON!!!

August 31st, 2011 donnahoke

Just got the email that WRITE THIS WAY was The Producers Choice at the 2011 Briefs Festival at Theatre Out in Santa Ana. The play ran with five others for ten performances over three weekends. Audiences voted The Mission, by Joe Godfrey as their favorite, and the three producers unanimously voted mine. I can’t say enough how wonderful the Theatre Out folks were in keeping playwrights in the loop through the run of the shows and as parting gifts, we’ll be getting programs, postcards, and DVDs of the performances. I can’t wait for those.

Meanwhile, Rachel Brody has mentioned me in her blog, The One Stop Curiosity Shop and asks if I’m the most produced female playwright in Buffalo? Am I? Perhaps. But it’s a pretty small pool…

Off to finish writing a synopsis for SEEDS, which will be read at The Road Less Traveled Theatre this fall, and then begin the submission rounds. I’ll be updating the link under my Playwrights tab soon.

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 46 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), 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 three dozen short plays that have had hundreds of productions, and has been nominated for both the Francesca Primus and Susan Blackburn prizes. She’s also a two-time winner of the Emanuel Fried Award for Best New Play (SEEDS, SONS & LOVERS).

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 12,000+-member Official Playwrights of Facebook. Recent speaking engagements include Citywrights, Kenyon Playwrights Conference, the Dramatists Guild National Conference, Chicago Dramatists, Austin Film Festival, 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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