Winners of playwriting contest announced

The four winners of the playwriting contest have been announced. The winning writers and their respective plays are: “Oh Well” written by Nancy Coleman, “Crossroads” written by Rick Bombard, “The Jim Crow Car” written by Morgan A. Brown and “They Say I Am Crazy” written by Rachel C. Buckley.

There were originally 10 plays submitted by faculty, staff and students, and after a long judging process these four winners were picked in mid-February. Two winners were students and two winners were faculty.

Casting took place at the end of February and the beginning of March on the Douglasville and Cartersville campuses. These are the campuses Richard Stafford and Jeffrey Kozee teach at, respectively, and these are the two professors who started this playwriting contest.

“They Say I Am Crazy,” “Oh Well” and “Crossroads” will be performed on Monday, April 23, at noon in the library at the Cartersville campus and April 25 at noon in the auditorium at the Douglasville campus. “The Jim Crow Car” by GHC faculty member Brown will be recognized at both performances, but not produced.

Stafford said that he would have liked to do casting on all five campuses, but that it just did not seem practical for him, personally, with the distance of the campuses. Attendance is free at both performances, which will conclude on both campuses by 1 p.m. A brief discussion will follow each of the three 10 minute one act plays.

Theater students (from left) Adriana Shults, Brigitta Watts, and Kristin Putting rehearse Rachel Buckley’s play, “They Say I Am Crazy,” in Cartersville.