The Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College has awarded the $5,000 2020 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting to Drive by Deborah Yarchun.
A second-place prize, with a $750 honorarium, was awarded to Override by Elizabeth Keel.
The Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards program was established in 2017 as an open competition to honor and support creative works around speculative fiction. The playwriting award is offered to works that respond to the prompt: “What does it mean to be human in a computerized world?” Both plays will have remotely-staged readings with Dartmouth’s VoxFest this summer. Drive will also receive a staged reading at Northern Stage in White River Junction VT during the 2020-2021 season. The playwrights will have the opportunity to work with members of Dartmouth’s Department of Theater.
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