The award will be presented to Weitzman at a private event on April 17. The reading will take place in Williamstown this summer on a date yet to be announced. Weitzman is currently a faculty fellow at the University of California, San Diego where he received his MFA in playwriting last June. His most recent play Richard Aiken received a workshop in March as part of Rattlestick Theater Company’s Directors/Playwrights Lab.
This year's Weissberger Award finalists were Abi Basch for her play Voices Underwater, submitted by the Alliance Theatre; Lisa D’Amour for The Cataract, submitted by New Dramatists; Peter Morris for Pro Bono Publico, submitted by Manhattan Theatre Club; and Ruben Polendo for Dhhammashok, submitted by the McCarter Theatre. Weitzman's script was submitted by the Mixed Blood Theatre Company.