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'Shotgun' nominated for best new American play

Loyola press release - December 21, 2009

“Shotgun,” a play by John Biguenet, Loyola University New Orleans' Robert Hunter Distinguished Professor of English, has been nominated for the American Theatre Critics Association’s ATCA/Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Award for best new American play of the year. Past recipients of the award include August Wilson, Horton Foote and Arthur Miller.

“Shotgun,” the second installment in Biguenet’s “Rising Water” trilogy, was 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.

For more information on Biguenet or the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, contact Sean Snyder in the Office of Public Affairs at 504-861-5882 or smsnyder@loyno.edu.