Playwright Catherine Trieschmann has won the 2001 L. Arnold Weissberger Award for playwriting for her work The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock. 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.
The Award will be presented to Trieschmann at the Festival's spring benefit in New York City on March 4. The reading will take place in Williamstown this summer.
The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock is set at the end of the Civil War in "a town with split loyalties to the Union and Confederate armies. The play tells the story of several women who are waiting for the men in their lives to come home. It focuses the deconstruction and hasty re-alignment one family is forced to undergo when their men return to town."
Submission for the 2002 award are now being accepted.
—By Robert Simonson