Awards Ceremony, March 18th, 2019 at the Players Club

The Stanley Drama Award

Stanley Drama Rules and ApplicationStanley Drama History


Congratulations to our 2019 Stanley Drama Award winner
Carl Williams for Some Other Verse

Carl L. Williams is a Houston playwright whose full-length and one-act plays have won numerous national playwriting competitions and have been finalists in many more. His plays have received over 350 productions around the country, including off-off-Broadway, as well as in a number of foreign countries. More than 35 of his plays have been published, with several one-acts appearing in anthologies. He was a finalist for the Stanley Drama Award in 2011 and is thrilled to be the winner  this year. Carl is a member of the American Association of Community Theatre. He is also the author of a western novel called Fool's Play, available in bookstores virtually nowhere.

Congratulations to our 2019 finalists!
Michael Edan for A Red Bloom in Winter
Robert Kehew for Even Kings: Rockefeller at Ludlow
Photos by Karen O'Donnell from
the Staged Reading & Awards Ceremony on 

March 18, 2019 at The Players Club  

Stanley Drama Award 2019 winner, Carl Williams for Some Other Verse.

Stanley Drama Award 2019 finalist Robert Kehew, for Even Kings: Rockefeller at Ludlow.

Stanley Drama Award 2019 finalist Michael Edan for A Red Bloom in Winter.

Lee Manchester, Director of Media Relations, accepts an award for putting together an extensive program of the history of the awards.

Stanley Drama Award Director Todd Alan Price poses with the 2019 winner and two finalists.

Wagner College Theatre students perform at the 2019 Stanley Drama Awards. From left to right: John Drinkwater '19, Matt Drinkwater '19.

A staged reading of the 2019 Stanleys winning play. From left to right: Joe O'Malley '16, Tatiana Eriksen '19, and Gregory Ippolito '17. Directed by Mickey Tennenbaum.

Stanley 2019 winner and runners-up pose with Wagner College Theatre Faculty.

Winner of the Stanley Drama Award 2019, Carl Williams, gives an acceptance speech.

Stanley Drama Awards director Todd Alan Price with Director of Media Relations Lee Manchester.