Hollins Playwright’s Work Makes the Leap from Stage to Screen
“To the New Girl,” written by Samantha Macher M.F.A.’12, is available now though Amazon Prime Video Direct and Vimeo on Demand. Featuring an all-female creative team and cast, the feature-length independent film was created by a group of emerging filmmakers at a time when audiences are demanding films made both by and for women.
Hollins Enjoys Double Presence at Women’s Theatre Festival
The works of two Hollins playwrights – “She Made Space” by Meredith Cope-Levy ’12, M.F.A. 18 and “And Then the Moon Swallowed the Sky” by Rachel Nelson ’07 – were recently showcased at an event that champions gender parity, diversity, and inclusion in the American theatre.
Hollins Playwright Wins National Kennedy Center Award
Sean Michael McCord, who is pursuing his M.F.A. in playwriting at Hollins, has received the Kennedy Center’s National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Award for his full-length play, “Moving.”
Playwright’s Lab Earns National Recognition with Multiple Kennedy Center Awards
The Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University has been honored with 12 awards in direction, production, acting, and playwriting by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
Playwright’s Lab Director Earns Kennedy Center Theatre Festival Honor
Todd Ristau, founder and director of the M.F.A. program in playwriting at Hollins, has received the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion, one of the most prestigious honors in theatre education.
The Roanoke Times on the Hollins Festival of New Works: “Roanoke Is an ‘Ignition Point’ for New Plays”
A Roanoke Times editorial praises the Hollins Festival of New Works as a showcase for up-and-coming writers from the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins.
Overnight Sensations: Roanoke’s Favorite Micro-Brewed Play Festival Returns July 9
The Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University is joining with Roanoke’s Mill Mountain Theatre to present Overnight Sensations, where six plays are written, rehearsed, and staged before a live audience over the course of 24 hours.
Kennedy Center Honors Hollins Playwright, Director
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival has recognized the play “Coupler” by Meredith Dayna Levy ’12 with its “Distinguished Production of New or Devised Work” award. Levy is pursuing her M.F.A. degree in playwriting at Hollins.
Hollins Welcomes $6.5 Million Pledge to Support Science, Theatre, and Playwriting Programs
Hollins has received a financial commitment of $6.5 million from Mr. and Mrs. James McDonnell III to fund renovations to the university’s Dana Science Building and Hollins Theatre, and expand the number of faculty in the theatre and playwriting programs.
Works by Hollins Playwrights Highlight New Voices Playfest, May 1-2
Hollins playwrights Meredith Dayna Levy, Wendy-Marie Martin, and Anne G’Fellers Mason will be featured at Atlantic Stage’s Fourth Annual New Voices Playfest in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
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