Margot's play takes us to Northern Ireland in the heart of the Troubles - 1983 - as 12-year old Tzippy struggles with her friends, her parents, and her Bat Mitzvah. How do you come of age when the stakes are life and death? What is Jewish identity in a place so consumed by the clash of other cultures?
A huge mazel tov and THANK YOU to our 200 submitting playwrights, the Top 10 playwrights, the 70 Artist Panel Readers, the 20 NY Final Selection Readers, the 50 Community Readers, and the 400 audience members who joined us to let their voices be heard.
3 Points: Belfast Kind by Margot Connolly
1 Point: Last Night by Elisabeth Frankel
1 Point: To Kill a King by Joshua Ford
San Francisco, March 26, 2015
3 Points: Belfast Kind by Margot Connolly 1 Point: Diaspora by Gary Jaffe 1 Point: The Place We Built by Joshua Ford
Boston, April 13, 2015
3 Points: The Owl Girl by Monica Raymond
1 Point: Love Me Tender by Atar Hadari
1 Point: #julys by Sam Lahne
Vermont, April 19 & 20, 2015
3 Points: Belfast Kind by Margot Connolly 1 Point: The Owl Girl by Monica Raymond 1 Point: Diaspora by Gary Jaffe
But what happened to Brooklyn?
Since Belfast Kind already has 9 points, it will win the contest no matter what happens (The Owl Girl could get to 7 points). We have decided to take the resources we had dedicated to the Brooklyn Contest and do full readings of the two runner up plays in New York!!!
That means you can see Monica Raymond's The Owl Girl and Gary Jaffe's Diaspora in the 2015 OPEN Festival this June! Awesome!!!*|END:IF|*