New Jersey Stage

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Winning Local High School Student Playwrights Honored On March 6

(CRANFORD, NJ) -- The 2011 winners of The Theater Project's 9th Annual Young Playwrights Competition were awarded on March 6 at Cranford's The Theater Project at Union County College. The competition was open to New Jersey residents in secondary schools (ages 13 to 18).


The prize-winning young playwrights are:

o First Prize: Janine Puhak – resident of Cranford, student at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung

o Second Prize: Lauren Friezo – resident of Montclair, student at Kimberley Academy in Montclair

o Third Prize (tie): Victoria Grayner – resident of Dumont, student at Dumont High School in Dumont

o Third Prize (tie): Arthur Mezzo and Melanie Cuccioli – residents of Mountainside, students at Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights




PHOTO: 2011 Winners of The Theater Project's 9th Annual Young Playwrights Competition. Awarded March 6, 2011 at Cranford's The Theater Project at Union County College. Left to right:  Victoria Grayner, Janine Puhak, Melanie Cuccioli, Arthur Mezzo, and Lauren Friezo.  Photo credit: Kevin Sebastian.