Awards Ceremony, March 2nd, 2020 at the Players Club

The Stanley Drama Award

Stanley Drama Rules and ApplicationStanley Drama History


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 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.