Joe O’Hearn, a theatre major and non-traditional student in the theatre department, has won the 2011 Playwright’s Project Student Playwriting Contest. O’ Hearn’s one-act play, Boundary Crossing, was chosen by Professor Richard Kalinoski, coordinator of the Playwright’s Project, for its distinctive exploration of some of the psychological implications for a P.O.W of World War II.
Boundary Crossing marks the 13th iteration of the Student Playwriting Contest sponsored by the Playwrights Project. O’Hearn’s play will be given a public reading on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Experimental Theatre in the Fredric March Theatre building. The reading will be done with the volunteer support of students and faculty in the department of theatre. O’Hearn also wins a cash prize and a framed certificate commemorating his accomplishment.
Previous winners of the Student Playwriting Contest have had their plays read and or produced at other universities following their work at UW Oshkosh.
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