Plays written by three undergraduates were recently awarded Dartmouth’s top playwriting awards and performed at Warner Bentley Theater in the Hopkins Center for the Arts from July 30-August 1. The 2010 winners of the Frost and Dodd prizes are:
The Ruth and Loring Dodd Drama Prize for the best play by a Dartmouth undergraduate was established in 1969 by a bequest from Clark University Professor Loring Dodd. The winning play is fully produced by the Theater Department and is directed by a faculty member. A cash prize is also awarded.
The Eleanor Frost Play Festival was established in 1950 by a gift from Eleanor Louise Frost, which has been supplemented by gifts from Professor Henry B. Williams. Frost was a member of the Dartmouth community who enjoyed and wished to encourage the Dartmouth Players Experimental Theatre. The competition is open annually to original, previously unproduced one-act plays written by currently enrolled Dartmouth undergraduates. The winning playwrights receive cash awards and their plays are produced as staged readings by the department.