Arts & Letters Prize for Drama

Judge: Iona Sun

Iona Sun is the co-founder and Literary Manager of Birdhouse Theater in Milledgeville, Georgia. She has been directing for nearly fifteen years and has a passion for new works. In addition to serving as the judge and director of the Arts & Letters prizewinning play for seven years, she also judges screenplays for the ME Film Festival as well as the International Playwriting Festival EdgeFest. Her own plays, in addition to several productions in Georgia, have been produced in L.A. (Acting Out INK Fest 2016, 2018), Edmonds Driftwood Festival of Shorts in Washington State, and Washington Women in Theatre Festival in D.C., and have been recognized by the Neil LaBute Theatre Festival in St. Louis.

The prize-winning one-act play winner receives a $500 prize and travel support to attend the prize play production at the Georgia College campus (usually in March.) 

2022 Drama Prize
Iona Sun
Merridawn Duckler, “Mystery of the Glass Ceiling”

Emily McClain, “What The Water Gave Me”
Dan Borengasser, “The Gospel According to …”
Sean Militscher, “Keystone”
Betsy Johnson, “Give Every Monster a Heart

Images from the 2017 Drama Prize Winner “The Lantern Bearers” by Marc Aronoff

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