2015 Ebell Playwright Prize Winners Announced! April 19 Reading and Reception

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Founded to encourage and celebrate California women playwrights, the Ebell Playwright Prize is proud to announce the 2015 Winners!
The first-prize winner is awarded $6,000 and a staged reading, followed by supper at the historic Ebell of Los Angeles. Second-prize winner receives a $1,000 award. Third-prize winner receives a $500 award.

On Sunday, April 19, 2015, Aliza Goldstein will be honored with a staged reading of A Singular They followed by a light supper at the Ebell Club.  The reading is free to the public.  Admission to the post-reading reception dinner is $35 for Ebell Members or $40 for non-members, and are available at

Let’s celebrate this wonderful women and the art they created:

First Prize: A SINGULAR THEY by Aliza Goldstein. While making up for missed classes, an intersex teenager strikes up a rapport with their biology teacher, who provides much-needed validation for their skepticism about surgically “normalizing” their body, and  – perhaps dangerously – treats them like an adult.

Second Prize: THE CHISERA by Paula Cizmar. A drama about water—or the lack of it. In a parched lake bed in the High Sierra, a geologist and her daughter confront their failing relationship, the loss of their husband/father, and the spirit of Mary Austin, a woman who once struggled to save the area from destruction.

Third Place: TRIGGERS, by Val Stulman. Disgraced police detective Sarah Kopelow is is haunted by her mistakes and a drive to help a mentally unstable, abused housewife. Nothing fits neatly within prescribed boundaries—least of all Sarah.

To read about these incredible writers, the Playwright Prize mission, and information on entering next year’s competition, visit

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