Named in honor of the founder of The Suzi Bass Awards, and continuing in memory of his enthusiastic support of local playwrights, this award is currently an inscribed plaque. Future plans include a monetary prize each season, once the award is fully endowed. A committee of ten local theatre scholars and practitioners will read plays by local playwrights which have been produced in the current season. If possible, the committee will also attend these plays in production.
In order to qualify for the Playwriting Award, the play must be:
Written or co-written by a playwright/composer whose professional residence is the Atlanta Metro Area;
Given a full production by a local theatre (no readings, staged readings or concert versions);
Submitted for judging consideration no less than thirty days prior to opening.
Production script must be received by the time the production closes.
Released by the playwright to copy and deliver to the Playwriting Award Panel for the sole purpose of judging for the award.
Plays eligible for the 2014 Gene-Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award
Being Aliveby Doug Graham, produced by The Fern Theatre
Harabelby Jonida Beqo, produced by Theatrical Outfit
The Geller Girlsby Janece Shaffer, produced by Alliance Theatre
The Navigatoradapted by Michael Haverty, produced by 7 Stages
The Only Light in Renoby Topher Payne, produced by Georgia Ensemble Theatre
Ravens & Seagullsby Karla Jennings, produced by Essential Theatre
Red Badge of Courageadapted by Michael Haverty & Jane Barnette, produced by 7 Stages
Swimming with Jellyfishby Katie Grant Shalin, produced by Essential Theatre
That Uganda Playby Theroun D'Arcy Patterson, produced by Essential Theatre
Third Countryby Suehyla El-Attar, produced by Horizon Theatre
Wall Street Weddingby Grant McGowan, produced by Pinch 'n' Ouch