10 Semifinalists for 2012 Northpoint Voices Inside Residency Announced

Mac Rogers, 2011 Playwright-in-Residence at Northpoint Training Center2011 Playwright-in-Residence Mac Rogers (left) at Northpoint Training Center

Over 80 playwrights applied for the 2012 Northpoint Voices Inside Residency at the Northpoint Training Center, a medium security prison near Danville, Kentucky.  We were thrilled with such an enthusiastic response to the residency and grateful that so many talented playwrights submitted outstanding applications.

Our reading committee had a difficult, yet rewarding task to recommend the top 10.  And, we believe they did a stellar job.

The 10 Semifinalists for the 2012 Northpoint Voices Inside Residency are (in alphabetical order):

Robert Attenweiler
Holly Hepp-Galván
Mel Nieves
Carrie Louise Nutt
Rich Orloff
Leslie Pasternack
Shaun Raviv
Greg Romero
Francesca Sanders
Crystal Skillman

Five finalists will be selected from this group by February 2012.  From that pool of five finalists, we will select one playwright to spend eight days teaching playwriting to and learning from the prisoner-playwrights at Northpoint Training Center.  The playwright-in-residence will be announced at our upcoming New York City benefit reading of short plays by the Northpoint prisoner-playwrights.

More details about the reading will be available by January 5, 2012.