The Hendrix-Murphy Foundation is delighted to announce the winners of the 2022-2023 Student and Alumni Playwriting Contests. Dawn Branch ’05 received first place in the alumni contest for her play Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia. Phillip Powell ’23 received first place in the student contest for his play Something is Rotting in the Floyd Kitchen, and Thomas Moslander ’25 received second place in the student contest for Concrete, Fiberglass, and Asbestos. 

The two contests were judged by a professional playwright and were open to current Hendrix College students and all Hendrix alumni. Cash prizes were awarded to the first and second place winners of each contest. Every entrant received a written evaluation by the judge. These contests are jointly sponsored by the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation and the Hendrix Department of Theatre Arts and Dance. 

One play of significant promise will be selected for a staged reading in Hendrix College’s annual Playwright’s Theater, which will take place on September 8, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. in Cabe Theatre. 

Stay tuned this summer for announcements on which play is selected for Playwright’s Theatre and how you can participate in the staged reading.