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New Orleans playwright and Loyola professor John Biguenet receives award nomination

December 18, 2009

“Shotgun,” a play by John Biguenet, the Robert Hunter Distinguished Professor of English, has been nominated for the American Theatre Critics Association’s 2009 ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award for best new American play of the year.

“Shotgun” is the second installment in Biguenet’s “Rising Water” trilogy and was also selected for presentation as staged readings at In-Progress: New Play Reading Series, at Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Mo.; Forum: New Play Roundtable Reading Series, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey; and PlayFest: The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater.

The play then went on to premiere this summer at Southern Rep Theater in New Orleans, where it received an extended run, and was the subject of multiple cover stories in New Orleans publications OnStage, Gambit and The Times Picayune.

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