Among the finalists for the acknowledgement — $15,000 cash for the top prize and two $5,000 finalists — are:
Resurrection Blues by Arthur Miller (Minneapolis' Guthrie Theatre)
The winner of this year's prize — granted by the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust — will be chosen by an 11-person committee of critics who reviewed the selected scripts.
Past recipients of the award include Lanford Wilson, Marsha Norman, Michael Weller, Jane Martin, August Wilson, Arthur Miller, Lisa Loomer, Mac Wellman, Adrienne Kennedy, Jon Robin Baitz, Donald Margulies, Lee Blessing and Horton Foote.
For more information on ATCA, part of the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC), visit them on the web at www.americantheatrecritics.org.