Awards, Commissions & Publications

2017

The Best American Short Plays 2015-2016
E.M. Lewis, THE GUN SHOW, published

Silk Road Review: A Literary Crossroads
Lolly Ward, THE ETHEL PARTY, published

The Oregon Community Foundation: Creative Heights Initiative
E.M. Lewis, MAGELLANICA, grant winner

Portland Civic Theatre Guild: Fertile Ground 2018 New Play Award
Miriam Feder, OUT OF THE BLUE, finalist
Rich Rubin, GRAND JUNCTION, finalist

Willamette Week: Best spoken word / storyteller — 2nd year
Brianna Barrett, winner

Reva Shiner Comedy Award
Rich Rubin, SWIMMING UPSTREAM, finalist

HART Theatre’s Page to Stage
Brianna Barrett, 36 PERFECTLY APPROPRIATE MEALTIME CONVERSATIONS, winner

The Dionysian Magazine
Naga Nataka, THE END, published, March issue

Stanley Drama Award
Rich Rubin, SWIMMING UPSTREAM, top ten semifinalist

AACT NewPlayFest
Rich Rubin, SWIMMING UPSTREAM, semifinalist

O’Neill National Playwrights Conference
Lolly Ward, THEORY OF NOTHING, semifinalist

Oregon Book Award
Rich Rubin, CAESAR’S BLOOD, finalist

Theatre Vertigo Commission
Sara Jean Accuardi, 2017-2018 Featured Playwright

105 5-Minute Plays for Study and Performance; Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Lolly Ward, BLACK PRESS IN THE WHITE HOUSE, published

2016

The Bechdel Group
Rich Rubin, BOOK OF REVELATION, finalist

Best Plays from Theater Festivals 2016 (Women’s Voices Theater Festival)
E.M. Lewis, NOW COMES THE NIGHT, published

Theatre Conspiracy’s New Play Contest
Rich Rubin, CAESAR’S BLOOD, finalist

HART Theatre’s Page to Stage
Brianna Barrett, 36 PERFECTLY APPROPRIATE MEALTIME CONVERSATIONS, finalist
Rich Rubin, THE COURT MARTIAL OF AUSTIN TATE, finalist

Portland Civic Theatre Guild’s Fertile Ground New Play Award
Rich Rubin, SWIMMING UPSTREAM, finalist
Lolly Ward, 72 OBJECTS, finalist

Heideman Award, Actors Theatre of Louisville National Ten-Minute Play Contest
Sara Jean Accuardi, finalist

Willamette Week: Best spoken word / storyteller
Brianna Barrett, winner

Oregon Play Prize
Naga Nataka, RED FLAG, semifinalist

Ashland New Play Festival
Sara Jean Accuardi, PORTRAIT OF THE WIDOW KINSKI, semifinalist

Todd McNerney Playwrighting Award
Rich Rubin, SWIMMING UPSTREAM, winner

Jewish Ensemble Theatre New Play Festival
Rich Rubin, CAESAR’S BLOOD, finalist

Portland Civic Theatre Guild New Play Award
Rich Rubin, BABYLAND, finalist

Rover Dramawerks New Play Contest
Rich Rubin, LUNCH LADIES, finalist

O’Neill National Play Conference
Rich Rubin, LEFT HOOK, semifinalist