Believe me, it means a lot on a resume' to be a finalist or semi-finalist there.
One of my plays made it to the final 14 at ATL about 10 years ago when there were over 2,000 submissions. As I have written before on this site, submissions have severely dropped, which shows the amount of interest there is in playwriting.
My letter said it made it "to the final cut" which I found out, as I said, was the final 14 scripts at the time.
Interesting that all communication from Actor's Theatre has been by snail mail...they wanted to make sure my contact info is correct. According to "the letter" my play will now be "considered" for all kinds of things attached to the Heideman Award. Will wait and see what all this means.
I don't even have a clue how many "finalists" there are (nothing on website)...the letter just came at a good time for me to realize I haven't been writing much and need to perk up again...there ARE folks out there who like my stuff.
Again, thanks. Hopefully good things will come of this...
What I found interesting in my little bit of research is that one of the winners (why two?) was a "former" Actors Theater employee. And both of the winners were already included in a night of ten minute plays before they were announced. No sour grapes, mind you...the communication from there was highly professional.
I just found it interesting. Again, thanks. I felt good about being at least considered. They sent a nice list of other theatres for me to contact that may be interested.
Last edited on Wed Jan 26th, 2011 04:43 pm by timmy