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J. Michael DeAngelis, Jen Silverman et al. Win Samuel French Inc. Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival

The winners of he 34th Annual Samuel French Inc. Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival, which concluded July 19, are: Just Knots by Christina Gorman; Drop by J. Michael DeAngelis & Pete Barry; Thucydides by Scott Elmegreen & Drew Fornarola; The Student by Matt Hoverman; Realer than That by Kitt Lavoie; and The Education of Macoloco by Jen Silverman.

The scripts will be published as a collection, which will be available for sale later this fall/winter. Judges for the festival included playwrights Charles Busch, Jordan Harrison, Arthur Kopit, Leslie Lee, and Billy Van Zandt; the agencies Abrams Artists Agency, Creative Artists Agency, Elaine Devlin Literary, Inc., The Gersh Agency, and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment; and artistic directors Jan Buttram (Abingdon Theatre Company), Evans Haile (Cape Playhouse), Julia Hansen (Aspen Theater Masters), Bill Hayes (Palm Beach Dramaworks), Jeffrey Rosenstock (Queens Theatre in the Park) and Jim Simpson (The Flea Theater).

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