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Meet Our Ready To Publish Award Winner!

By   Posted 5.5.2016   Announcements, setc, Playwright, contests, award

We are thrilled to announce that Laura King has been selected as the first recipient of the Ready to Publish Award, which will be given out annually in partnership with the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC)! At this year’s convention we heard pitches from five fantastic playwrights who were selected as finalists. Laura’s play ​Independence Day at Happy Meadows​ will receive development over the next six months in preparation for publication in the 2017 Stage Rights Catalog of Plays and Musicals. Additionally, Laura will receive 2017 SETC Annual Convention Registration, a cash prize, and a reading of her play at the 2017 SETC Convention sponsored by the SETC Playwriting committee. ​Independence Day at Happy Meadows will be available for licensing from Stage Rights, and Acting Editions of the play will be sold at the 2017 SETC Annual Convention. Congratulations Laura! We’re thrilled to welcome you to the Stage Rights family.

Laura King

Laura King is a member of the Hollins Playwrights Lab and an instructor of theatre at Gordon State College. She has had 10-minute plays produced across the country. Laura's full-length plays ​Independence Day at Happy Meadows (Showtimers Theatre) and ​Blood Will Out (New Origins Theatre Company) premiered in June 2014. Her holiday play ​The Harmony Baptist Church Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Jubilee premiered in December 2015 (Lionheart Theatre). Laura’s plays are available at YouthPLAYS, Polychoron Press, the New Play Exchange, and now at Stage Rights. Congratulations Laura! We're thrilled to welcome you to the Stage Rights family.

Independence Day at Happy Meadows: It's the Fourth of July and the women of Happy Meadows are longing for independence. They’re fed up with the rules, the regulations, and especially the food at their senior living facility. When Holly receives a cry for help from her grandson, she rallies her comrades in arms, Mary, Betty, and Shirley, and the women plot a break out. But the best laid plans often go awry.