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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Masha, Masha, Masha!

BPT alum Masha Obolensky has been selected by the Huntington Theatre Company as a member of its 2010 class of Playwriting Fellows.

This honor caps off an exciting year for Masha: Her 10-minute ‘Girls Play’ won the 2010 KCACTF National Ten-Minute Play Award, and was performed in the Boston Theater Marathon and at The Source Festival in D.C. The full-length version of the script, The Girl Problem, was awarded a 2010 WordBRIDGE fellowship. Earlier this year, Masha received the 2010 PEN New England Discovery Award, and her play Not Enough Air was produced by the Nora Theatre in Cambridge.

Masha joins the long list of BPT alums selected to participate in this prestigious program: Lydia Diamond, John Kuntz, Melinda Lopez, Ronan Noone, John Shea, Kate Snodgrass, Sinan Unel, and Joyce Van Dyke.

Through the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program, the Huntington fosters relationships with talented local playwrights at all stages of their careers, from emerging talents to established professionals, and encourages and facilitates conversations among Boston's playwriting community. Fellows are awarded two-year residencies during which they are provided a modest honorarium, participate in a bi-weekly writers' collective, and benefit from access to the artistic staff and to the resources of the Huntington. The 2010 class of Huntington Fellows was selected from among 65 applicants; the group also includes playwrights Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro, Miranda Craigwell, and Lawrence Goodman.

Congratulations, Masha – we’ll be watching to see what amazing things await you in 2011!

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