Two one-acts are the winners of the 2000 Stanley Drama Award. Frank Basloe's Shadow Plays (including Waiting, which recently finished a return engagement at the Currican Theatre), was chosen for the prize. Tony-nominated playwright Tina Howe (Coastal Disturbances, Pride's Crossing) presented the award May 8.
Basloe, a graduate of Columbia, saw his short plays The Thieves presented as part of Makor's Tales for the New Yorkim Festival. He has also served as associate producer of Watermark Theatre's Word Fire Festival of solo performance in 1996 and 1997.
The Stanley Drama Award, administered by the Wagner College Theatre Department, was established by Mrs. Alma Timolat Stanley in 1957 to encourage aspiring playwrights. Past contest judges have included Edward Albee, Paul Zindel, Geraldine Page and David Susskind.
The deadline for the 2000-2001 competition is Oct. 1. To receive an application, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Stanley Drama, c/o Wagner College, One Campus Road, Staten Island, NY 10301. -- By Christine Ehren