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Congratulations to Catherine Stewart, winner of the 30 Pages in 30 Days playwriting competition, supported by a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant. Through this project, aspiring playwrights were challenged to write original, one-act plays focusing on one of the complex social issues facing our communities today. Dozens of submissions from playwrights across the state were received, and three finalists were selected to present their one-act plays to the public at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre in February. Following the readings, the audience was invited to participate in a talk-back session with each playwright. At the end of the evening, a panel of judges named Catherine Stewart the 2017 winner, for which she received a prize of $500 cash and the opportunity to present her one-act on the Wilcox Industries Main Stage as part of Prescott Park Arts Festival’s 43rd summer season. Congratulations to the three finalists: Catherine Stewart, Over the Fence; Sharleigh Thomson, When the Tide Comes In; and Susan Sinnott, Uprising. Please join us on Sunday, August 20 at 5:00 pm at Prescott Park, 105 Marcy Street, Portsmouth. For details visit www.prescottpark.org.
New Hampshire Humanities programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.