“Meet You at the Galaxy Diner” by Gina Femia has won the 2021 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting, given by the Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College. “Some of Us Exist in the Future” by Nkenna Akunna was the runner-up. Other finalists were:
- “Roll Play”, Julia Blauvelt
- “NOISE: A Teenage Panic Attack on National Themes”, Ezra Brain & J. Andrew Norris
- “Omen Road to Starrville”, Erik Champney
- “BETA”, Christian Durso
- “Edit Annie”, Mary Glen Fredrick
- “wad”, Keiko Green
- “UX”, Jason Gray Platt
- “Bounded in a Nutshell”, Jason C. Stuart
- “The Moderate”, Ken Urban
- “Atlas, the Lonely Gibbon”, Deborah Yarchun
The award considers works that address the question, “What does it mean to be a human in a computerized world?” The winner receives $5,000 and “support for a two-stage development process with workshops at VoxLab and Northern Stage.” The runner-up receives $500 and a residency with VoxLab.
For more information, see the Neukom Institute website.
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