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Preparing the PlayWRIGHTs of the Creative Artist Award

The Arts NC State Creative Artist Award recognizes original work in music, dance and theatre created by NC State students. For theatre this means playwriting. The winning playwright receives $500, and their work is developed and performed the following academic year.

The Wright Way sets out to develop playwrights the right way. Through readings, workshops, mentorship and eventual presentation with production support, UT is committed to help develop the next generation of NC State playwrights.

Senior psychology major, Aysia Slade, was named winner of the 2020 Creative Artist Award for her play Static. Heritage by Griffin James and Middle Grounds by Penny Lawrence and Jack Dewesse won honorable mention.

Through out the fall semester all three plays received two readings on the Out Loud Series and support from Piedmont Laurette, and playwright Tamara Kissane.

This spring UT will feature Heritage and Middle Grounds in a weekend of staged virtual readings as part of The Wright Way Series. Students may audition for these readings in January with a February 12-14 virtual performance. Visit our audition page in January for more information.

Static will audition in February with our first and only indoor performance this year March 25-28 in Titmus Theatre*. Students may audition for the three available roles February 11-12. Visit our audition page in January for more information.



Feb 12

The Wright Way: MIDDLE GROUNDS

February 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Feb 13

The Wright Way: MIDDLE GROUNDS

February 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Feb 13

The Wright Way: HERITAGE

February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Feb 14

The Wright Way: HERITAGE

February 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 25

The Wright Way: STATIC

March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

More information about the Creative Artist Award can be found on the Arts NC State Website.