Instructor Wins Award 17 Feb 12

HUTCHINSON – A 10-minute play titled “The Seesaw” has earned its author, Drew Hampton, Ridgewater Theatre faculty, national recognition. The play was named as one of 18 finalists last fall at The Source Festival in Washington D.C.

In 2009, Hampton wrote the “’The Seesaw” as a final project for a Playwriting II class. 2009 was also the first year the play was entered into national competition – making the semi-finalist (top 100) cut.

After a number of revisions “The Seesaw” was submitted for the Source Festival again this past October. The Source Festival received over 650 10-minute play submissions, which were read by DC-area theatre-goers, actors, directors, and even playwrights of national fame, including Adam Rapp {Red Light Winter} and Moises Kaufman (The Laramie Project and Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde). This committee narrowed down their choices to the top 18 plays, which included Hampton’s work.

As part of the prize package, “The Seesaw” will be professionally produced this summer in Washington D.C. It will also be featured in Ridgewater College’s upcoming spring production.