Davenport Playwriting Awards to be Announced May 7

The winners of this year’s A. Eugene and Ella Stewart Davenport Literary Award in playwriting will be announced by the judge, Tracy Young, on Thursday May 7 at 4 p.m. in Studio lobby​, Ford Center for the Fine Arts.​

All the writers who submitted scripts are urged to attend this event, and everyone else is warmly invited.

Tracy will share with the writers her overall impressions of the work she read, and talk about her own career in regional theatre and screenwriting. There will be a Q and A session, followed by Tracy’s announcement of the winner and runners-up.

Tracy Young is a theatre director and playwright who began her career developing several original plays with The Actors’ Gang in Los Angeles. She has since created several adaptations for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, including of The Servant of Two Masters and The Imaginary Invalid, and most recently of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time. She describes her recent creation with Bill Rauch of Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella, a simultaneous telling of Euripides’ Medea, Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, as her most challenging and joyful work to date.