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A Living Memorial for Horton Foote


by Jerome Weeks 6 Jan 2010

A playwriting prize has been named for the late Texas dramatist, the NYTimes reports. Mercifully, it’s not going to be entirely New York-centric. The Horton Foote Prize will be awarded every other year to “an American playwright who has written an original work of exceptional quality.” The choice will be based on submissions from 65 […]

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A playwriting prize has been named for the late Texas dramatist, the NYTimes reports. Mercifully, it’s not going to be entirely New York-centric. The Horton Foote Prize will be awarded every other year to “an American playwright who has written an original work of exceptional quality.” The choice will be based on submissions from 65 resident theater companies; the author needs to have written at least three original, full-length plays that have been produced on professional stages. The finalist will be chosen by four directors Foote worked closely with — Andre Bishop of Lincoln Center, James Houghton (SMU grad) of the Signature, Michael Wilson (formerly with Houston’s Alley Theater) of the Hartford Stage and Andrew Leynse of Primary Stages. The $30,000 prize is bankrolled by the Greg and Mari Marchbanks Family Foundation of Austin, Texas.

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