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We are delighted to announce the Winners of the 2009 Ecodrama Playwrights Contest!

First Place: SONG OF EXTINCTION, by E.M. Lewis.
"A journey of the heart as we follow Max, a musicaly gifted teenager, his biologist father, and a Cambodian high school teacher into the personal meaning of 'extinction.' A magical and moving weave of human and ecological love and loss." Theresa May, EMOS artistic director

Come see and hear for yourself May 22, 28, 30 at 7:30pm, Hope Theatre, U of Oregon campus.
Performance on May 22 will be followed by discussion with the playwright.

Second Place: ATOMIC FARMGIRL, by C. Denby Swanson (based on the book by Teri Hein)
An intimate, joyous and sobering story about the layers of human history in the land. Four sisters must decide the fate of their childhood home -- on the aird plains of eastern Washington -- where they encounter not only their own childhood ghosts, but the land's as well.

Come see and hear for yourself May 23, 29 at 7:30pm, and May 31 at 2pm. Hope Theatre, U of Oregon campus. Performance on May 23 will be followed by discussion with the playwright.

Honorable Mention
TREED, by Dori Appel
Two girls, a forest, and a wolf woven together in a story about mothers, daughters and miracles.

Come to the Reading of Treed on Sunday, May 24, 7:30 pm; followed by discussion.

TIMBERLAND, by Austin Bunn
The story of a treesitter with two families -- her forrest defender comrades and old growth "mother", and her politically expedient biological brother. Whose love lasts?
     
Come to the Reading of Timberland on Monday, May 25, 7:30 pm; followed by discussion.


Submissions for the next Ecodrama Playwrights Contest accepted February 1, 2011 through September 1, 2011. See submission guidelines.