Boston Playwrights’ Theatre Artistic Director Kate Snodgrass was honored at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on April 17 in recognition of her work as a playwright and teacher. The inaugural Matt Stitt Award for Outstanding Teacher of Playwriting was presented to Snodgrass for her playwriting, mentoring and in “appreciation for how [she has] changed the American theatre.”
Three Boston Playwrights’ Theatre graduate students were also presented with awards at the Festival. Masha Obolensky won the Ten-Minute Play Award with her play Girls Play. Walt McGough won the Ken Ludwig Scholarship and his play Two Socks Discuss Loss was one of the four finalists in the Ten-Minute Play competition. McGough’s play Priscilla Dreams the Answer was a finalist in the John Cauble Short Play Award. Will Fancher won the Rosa Parks Playwriting Award with his play The River was Whiskey.