New Phoenix Theatre Announces Eric Bentley Playwriting Award

The New Phoenix Theatre in Buffalo, New York, recently announced the creation of its newest annual playwriting contest. The Eric Bentley Award, named after the Harvard theatre professor, critic, and author of numerous books, including Bentley on Brecht (1998), will be given to the best play dealing with a gay theme. The winning play will receive a world premiere production at the New Phoenix Theatre. Only unproduced and unpublished scripts are eligible. Submissions should be sent to Richard Lambert, New Phoenix Theatre, 95 johnson Park, Buffalo, New York 14201