312 W. 36th Street
New York, NY 10018-7570
OBIE Award for Nancy Opel's performance in My Deah by John Epperson, 2006–2007 season.
Nominated for "Best Theatrical Entertainment" for Texas Homos by Jan Buttram by H/X Magazine, 2005–2006 season.
Abingdon developed and produced over 77 new American plays throughout our twenty-year history.
Notable second productions include: Leap by John Yearley, produced at Cincinnati Playhouse-in-the-Park; Daisy in the Dreamtime by Lynne Kaufman, produced at The Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles and The Golden Fish Theatre in Seattle, Washington.
Five productions originally produced by Abingdon transferred to Off-Broadway runs: Texas Homos, Dance with Me, Private Battles, Zona (The Ghost of the Greenbrier), and Teddy Tonight!
Samuel French published Beachwood Drive by Stephen Leigh Morris; The Goldman Project by Staci Swedeen; My Deah by John Epperson; The Frugal Repast by Ron Hirsen; and The Parker Family Circus by Jan Buttram.
Plays published in anthologies: Texas Homos by Jan Buttram, Smith and Kraus in "New Playwrights, Best Plays of 2004–2005;" War in Paramus by Barbara Dana, Smith and Kraus in "Best Plays by Women 2005;" Daisy in the Dreamtime by Lynne Kaufman, Smith and Kraus in "Best Plays by Women 2003," The Mooncalf by Elisabeth Karlin, Smith and Kraus in "Best Scenes of 2001;".
In 2001, established the Christopher Brian Wolk Award to honor the best play submitted each season. Abingdon presents a Staged Reading of the play at a special ceremony where we honor the playwright and award him/her a $1,000 prize. Frank Tangredi's play Pastoral was optioned by a commercial producer after winning the Christopher Brian Wolk Award in 2008.
by John Epperson
Maxwell Caulfield and OBIE Award-winner Nancy Opel
(Photo by Kim T. Sharp)
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