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.
Hollins, Mill Mt. Theatre Partner to Present Winter Festival of New Works
“The festival is the major showcase for our plans, hopes, and dreams to make Roanoke and Hollins a major national force in the development of new work for the American stage,” says Ernie Zulia, director of the Hollins Theatre Institute.
Playwright’s Lab Enjoys Banner Year in 2013
The introduction of two new certificate programs caps a year in which student playwrights received multiple honors and their works gained impressive productions and publications.
M.F.A. Playwright Honored by the Southeastern Theatre Conference
Robert Plowman has won the Charles M. Getchell New Play Award for 2014.
Kennedy Center Bestows National Recognition to Hollins Theatre, Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University
Hollins Theatre’s production of “Bellocq’s Ophelia” won four awards, while Playwright’s Lab students Meredith Levy ’12 and Kevin Ferguson earned individual honors for their works.
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