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University of Wisconsin Oshkosh theatre major Martin Prevost is the winner of the 11th-annual Playwrights Project contest for his one-act play “The Batcave Files.”

Prevost, a senior from Seymour, has been writing plays since high school and has appeared in several main-stage plays at UW Oshkosh, such as “The Visit,” “School for Scandal,” “Dogs of the Blue Gods,” and “Odell and Myrna.”

His recent directorial efforts include “All in the Timing” by David Ives. He also will play a role in “The Grapes of Wrath,” scheduled for production in late April.

“The Batcave Files” examines the experiences of two people who find themselves confronted by strange events while on a spelunking adventure.

“I am pleased to announce that one of our veteran student playwrights has won this year’s contest. Martin will have a chance to experience his play with seasoned student actors in front of an audience,” said Richard Kalinoski, associate theatre professor and director of the Playwrights Project.

Kalinoski will direct the public reading of “The Batcave Files” at 7:30 p.m. May 7 in Fredric March’s Experimental Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at the door for a $1 donation.

The Playwrights Project was started by Kalinoski in 1998 as a means for UW Oshkosh students to showcase their talent for the campus and surrounding community.

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