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Submissions for the 2023 Stanley Drama Award will be accepted beginning March 1, 2022, and should be postmarked no later than October 31, 2022.

Click here for the entry form.

Congratulations to our 2020 Stanley Drama Award winner

William Cameron for ‘Truth Be Told’

William Cameron is best known as the author of “Violet Sharp,” winner of the 2007 Julie Harris Playwriting Prize, a drama of the Lindbergh kidnapping case that received its world premiere at Theatre 40 in Los Angeles in 2009 and was published by Samuel French in 2012. Cameron’s plays have been performed around the country, including off-off Broadway at the Harold Clurman Theatre, the Source Theatre in Washington, D.C., the Pittsburgh New Works Festival and numerous community and academic theaters. Professor emeritus of theater and communication arts at Washington & Jefferson College, Cameron has written several plays tailored specifically to his students. These include “Intersect,” a drama about racial tensions at a small college, and “Cease to Exist,” a chronicle of the Manson murders. Cameron lives in Washington, Pa. with his wife, artist and actress Susan Martinelli.

Congratulations to our 2020 finalists!

Brian Richard Mori for ‘Christie’
Joe Langworth & Steve Marzullo for ‘15 Minutes More’

Photos by Karen O'Donnell from
the Staged Reading & Awards Ceremony on
March 2, 2020 at The Players Club