Ariel Mitchell

2013 Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Playwriting Award exists “to encourage college students to write for the stage by providing the opportunity for them to collaborate with actors, directors, and others through all stages of production, including rehearsals and performances.” The award also supports young playwrights in developing their careers. Presented by the Michael Kanin Playwriting Awards Program.

Mitchell submitted the script to an audience of online readers, who read and ranked the script. She was ranked as one of the top scripts in the country and was invited to attend the KCACTF Southwest Region’s regional festival and, eventually, the national festival. At the national festival, a 10-minute selection of her play was performed by equity actors and was broadcast as a part of the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage Series. This award highlights Mitchell’s excellence and diligence in playwriting.

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[/one_fourth] [three_fourth_last] [blockquote style=”style3″ cite=”George Nelson”]If you want to be a writer, write for at least two hours a day. Most people say they want to be a writer, but they aren’t writing. This is not a hobby field. If you want to be a professional, then you need to be more than a hobbyist.[/blockquote] [/three_fourth_last]

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