Sunday, March 13, 2011

Grad student wins Kennedy Center playwriting award

Grad student wins Kennedy Center playwriting award

A Western Michigan University graduate student has won a coveted award for playwriting from the Kennedy Center and will take part in two intensive, resident playwriting workshops.

Photo of WMU grad student Mikala Hansen.Mikala Hansen, a master's student studying playwriting and a graduate assistant in the Department of English, has won the Kennedy Center: The National Association of Partners of American Theatre Annual Playwriting Excellence Award for her full-length play, "Viking-American." Hansen will spend a week at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and a week at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas as part of an intensive program in writing for stage and screen.

Read more at WMU News

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