Playwright Neena Beber has won the 2000 L. Arnold Weissberger Award for playwriting. The prize is given out by the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts and carries a $5,000 cash award, publication of the play by Samuel French and the promise of a WTF reading. Beber won for her work, Jump Slash Cut, about an escalating love triangle. New York City's Women's Project and Productions nominated the drama for the honor. Beber's Hard Feelings was produced by the Women's Project this past fall.
Williamstown has held readings of several of Beber's plays over the past few years. The award will be presented to Beber on April 16 at a WTF benefit in Manhattan. The reading of Jump Slash Cut will be held on April 27 at 3 PM at The New 42nd Street Studios.
—By Robert Simonson