The $50,000 award includes $25,000 to support next February's world premiere production, $10,000 for the playwright, and $15,000 for A.C.T. to commission two new plays over the next year.
In the play, two American architects, entwined in a passionate love affair, find themselves locked in a high-stakes competition to design a memorial in Israel.
Mark Rucker will direct A.C.T.'s world premiere of the play at the The Theater at Children's Creativity Museum (formerly Zeum Theater), February 1-19. The production will feature core acting company member René Augesen alongside two A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program students.
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