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Playwright Cori Thomas wins 2011 Osborn Award

Cori Thomas (photo courtesy of City Theatre Company, Pittsburgh)

Playwright Cori Thomas, a New York-based writer who has lived in seven countries, has won the American Theatre Critics Association’s M. Elizabeth Osborn Award for her play When January Feels Like Summer, a dark comedy about a multicultural neighborhood and its residents’ search for assimilation and identity.

Thomas will receive the $1,000 prize — meant to honor a playwright who has not yet won national attention — April 2 in Louisville, Ky., at the Humana Festival of New American Plays.

(I was one of the members of the ATCA awards committee that chose Thomas for this prize.)

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Theater critics honor playwright Jason Wells

Chicago playwright Jason Wells has been named the winner of the 2010 American Theatre Critics Association’s M. Elizabeth Osborn Award, which honors an up-and-coming playwright.

The award recognizes Wells’s play Perfect Mendacity, which premiered last year at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota.

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