TNT Blooming Briefs: Fruit of the Plume
Ten Minute Play Contest Winners
Congratulations to the following Texas playwrights whose ten minute plays were selected for presentation at the Gala during the TNT Annual Conference in Tyler at the Tyler Civic Theatre Center on Saturday evening. Included here are the bios of the playwrights.
Elaine Liner: Dozens
Elaine Liner has been the theater critic at Dallas Observer since 2001. A graduate of Trinity University, where she studied with Dallas Theater Center founder Paul Baker, she has spent most of her career as a journalist and critic. She co-founded and named the popular arts web magazine TheaterJones.com, and has taught writing and media criticism at SMU and Ohio State. She also teaches knitting. As a young writer, she once wrote a fan letter to Neil Simon. He wrote back.
Joan Anderson and Dorothy Sanders: Horsing Around Cowtown
Joan Anderson and Dorothy Sanders have been writing plays and performing together for more than 20 years. Their full-length play, 1-800-4Advice, has been produced on various stages, and their short plays have been selected for production in several national competitions. Joan is a communications/marketing specialist, actress, children's book author and an award-winning journalist and video producer. Dorothy is the dramaturg at Fort Worth's Circle Theatre in Sundance Square, Fort Worth, Texas and a founding director of Artisan Center Theater in Hurst, Texas.
Engela Edwards: In Texas It's a Yellow Rose
Engela (ANGEL) Edwards has a BFA in Drama. She's an actor, director, producer, and playwright, and the artistic director of EASY Theatre of Austin which she founded in 1999 to produce new works, grow artists, and share her love of theatre. With EASY she has produced 77 productions in 43 venues (including 29 world premieres and one Texas premiere). Engela directed or co-directed 73 shows for different companies. Her moto is "Doing Theatre I love, with people I love, for people I love."
Carl L. Williams: Crossing the Bridge
Carl L. Williams is a Houston playwright whose full-length and one-act plays have won numerous national and regional playwriting competitions. His comedy A Thirties Affair was a TNT POPS! New Play Project winner in 2010 and was subsequently produced by the Henderson County Performing Arts Center. His plays have received over 200 productions around the country, including off-off-Broadway. More than thirty of his plays have been published, with several one-acts appearing in Smith & Kraus anthologies. Carl is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, Texas Nonprofit Theatres, and Scriptwriters/Houston. Carl will be inducted into the recently established Texas Playwriting Hall of Fame during the TNT Annual Conference.