Piper Plays Year One

Piper Plays Press Release

CONGRATULATIONS: Piper Plays celebrates our first year!

Congratulations to all the playwrights, actors, and directors that participated in our 2012 Piper Plays emerging playwriting program.

Out of a nationwide search of more than 300 plays, 9 short plays were chosen by Artistic Director John P. McEneny and Literary Producer Philip Suraci and produced at BAX (Brooklyn Arts Exchange) with performances held June 2012. Three finalists, chosen for excellence by a panel of educators and artists, premiered their plays at the Old Stone House in July where the audience voted for their favorite. Congratulations to Thomas A. Atkinson who was awarded $500.

All nine plays that competed in our June festival will be published in our inaugural anthology Piper Plays: Smart Plays for Young Actors, Vol. I. In addition, we are happy to announce that four additional plays were found to be so exceptional that they will also be included.

Piper Plays hopes to provide directors, teachers, actors and students challenging smart theatre which will be both entertaining and enlightening for audience and participants alike.

Piper Plays: Smart Plays for Young Actors, Vol. 1 will be available on-line through print-on-demand early 2013.

For more information about the upcoming Piper Plays, please contact philip@pipertheatre.org or marielle@pipertheatre.org.