Eventide Play

James Marlow is the winner of the Eventide Theatre Company’s annual playwriting competition. His play “Touched by War,” will be performed virtually as a staged reading on May 2 and May 3.

Local playwright James Marlow is the winner of Eventide Theatre Company’s 2020 Jeremiah Kaplan Playwriting Competition.

Mr. Marlow’s original full-length play, “Touched by War,” was reviewed and selected as the winning play by a panel of three Eventide judges.

Mr. Marlow is no stranger to the theater world, having written several short plays that have been produced around the country. He also had another full-length play read at the Provincetown Theatre Company, has won several play-writing competitions, and has self-published four novels.

As this year’s Kaplan winner, Mr. Marlow will receive a staged reading of his play and a $1,000 cash prize. Given the requirements regarding social distancing, the reading will be held virtually and offered on two dates: Saturday, May 2, at 6:30 PM and Sunday, May 3, at 2:30 PM.

Produced by Eventide Theatre Company under the direction of Rachel Solomon, an emerging young Cape Cod director, the play will be performed by a cast of local actors via Zoom and livestreamed on the Eventide Theatre Company’s Facebook page.

The Jeremiah Kaplan Playwriting Competition was established in 2006, with its first winner selected in 2007. For more than a decade, the competition has showcased local playwriting talent, encouraging fresh creative voices and original new works.

The competition is supported by a grant from the Kaplan Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation and by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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