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 Posted: Tue Aug 31st, 2010 09:23 pm
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Was notified that my ten minute "In Blackness, It All Sounds Alike" has been selected as a Heideman Award finalist from 1,300 plays by The Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Will be announced in January. Might not win, but made me feel good...

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You are a winner, timmy -- you definitely are a winner! 

Congratulations.

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timmy, that is absolutely outstanding! To be a finalist for that most prestigious award is a huge honor.

Congratulations!!!

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i'm so jealous - good on ya!

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timmy,

This is great! It means a lot.

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.

Hope you win. It would be terrific!

Fingers crossed.

Go man go!

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timmy, the "pretend edit" didn't get rid of my big ol' footprints stomping on this post, so am writing this! Besides, I simply can't give you enough congrats!


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Timmy

 

Come here and let me give you a big hug.  There how was that? Congrats, well done, hope you win. 

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Thanks to all here.

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...

timmy

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Being a finalist opens some doors - not the least of which is the invitation to submit full plays to the Humana Fest.

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Two winners announced in a nice letter I received this afternoon, but alas I was informed I am not one of them :(

Definitely held my interest since the first letter arrived last August. Hopefully, it will look good on future cover letters :)

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that must sting so here's a big hug for you! (------------)
but still - you were a finalist! so many people weren't.

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Appreciated.  Thank you.

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.

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timmy,

You're the winner in my book!

Did they ever tell how many were considered as Finalists?

I'd be curious to know.

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No, they didn't.  I did send off a different email to the theatre last night w/a couple of other honest questions.  So far, no response. 

Again, my little bit of googling showed any playwright with a 2011 finalist under his or her belt had it already listed on their respective websites.  Alas, I do not have a website :) 

I counted maybe seven or eight after the googling.

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