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Heermans-McCalmon Competition Reading & Screening

March 23 @ 4:30 pm


A staged reading of the winning play and a screening of an excerpt from the winning screenplay will be presented by undergraduate students. Following the presentations will be a panel discussion with industry experts. 2017–18 Winners:

1st place: In the Cold by Sarah Nixon
2nd place: The Absence of No by Madeleine Gray
Honorable mention: Love Trumps Hate by Janilya Baizack

1st place: I Did Something by Basak Akman
2nd place: The Forever War by Gloria Oladipo
Honorable mention: Black Sheep by Jonvi Rollins

The Drama Book Shop award will also be presented during this event. Each year, members of the PMA department faculty and staff vote for a Cornell senior who has demonstrated Outstanding Achievement in Theatre. The winner receives a $100 gift certificate for the Drama Book Shop.

The Heermans-McCalmon annual awards were established at the bequest of Forbes Heermans (Class of 1878) and in memory of the late George McCalmon, professor of Speech and Drama. The awards are given for the best playwriting and screenwriting produced by students. There are two cash prizes for each category: $250 for first-place entries and $100 for second-place entries. First-place winners will also be given a copy of Final Draft software and either a yearlong subscription to a relevant professional publication or a yearlong membership in a relevant professional organization.


March 23
4:30 pm
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Cornell Department of Performing and Media Arts


Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
430 College Ave
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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