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    We were pleased that our Women's Work Project was selected for the

    Annual Thomas Barbour Playwrights Award


    The 2018 Winner is Alexis Roblan for THE ANDREW PLAY!

    The Barbour Award was created in 2007 to celebrate new work for the theatre. Each year, the Episcopal Actors Guild  (EAG) partners with a local theatre company or playwriting program to present staged readings of three new plays, with one writer being awarded a prize of $500.

    NPTC was "overwhelmingly" selected by this year's panel as the featured theatre company. Three of the completed, but unproduced, scripts from the Women's Work Full-length LAB received staged readings, The winner was selected by a 7-member panel.

    Past winners include Mark Karafin (Oberon), Bill Cosgriff (ARTC), Ian August (NJ Rep), Laura Eason and Lynn Rosen (Women’s Project), Dara O'Brien (Resonance Ensemble), Perry Guzzi (HB Studio) and Andrea J. Fulton (Theater for the New City).

    We were delighted to nominate all 3 plays and playwrights!

    THE ANDREW PLAY by Alexis Roblan, directed by Dara Malina

    Andrew dies, suddenly. His little sister, Lena, is lost. His older sister, Kate, is pissed. A play about siblings, loss, the confusing poetry of grief, and who owns your memory when you’re gone.

    STRADDLING THE EDGE by Sandra Daley-Sharif; directed by Mary Hodges

    Too many losses and not enough "hellos" launch Sophia on a kaleidoscopic dreamscape quest for her identity as wife, mother, and Caribbean daughter. Can she maintain her balancing act to find firm ground? Or will the search itself send her over the edge?


    Ingrid, her boyfriend, and her new roommate find a unique way to play house, upending our notions of relationship "norms" and the definition of family.

    Learn the inspiring history of the EAG!