Harris Award

Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award

This award was created in 1997 to honor the late Aurand Harris (1915-1996) for his lifetime dedication to all aspects of professional theatre for young audiences.

A panel of judges named by the NETC Executive Board will administer this award. Two cash prizes will be awarded: First Prize of $1000, and Second Prize of $500. The judges may withhold prizes if in their opinion no play merits the award.

A staged reading of the prize-winning scripts may be given, followed by critique and discussion.

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2013 Aurand Harris Winners

  • Bloom by Andrew Morton (1st)
  • Sing a Porpoise Home by Daniel A. Kelin II (2nd)

Previous Aurand Harris Winners

  • 2012 Don and Wally - A Comedy of an Accidental Visit by Gordon LePage (1st)
  • 2012 What We Lost Along the Way by Corrine Esme Glanville (2nd)
  • 2011 The Transition of Doodle Pequeno by Gabriel Jason (1st)
  • 2011 The South Overlook Oaks by Miriam Gonzales (2nd)
  • 2010 The Tanzanite Princess by Laura Edmonson (1st)
  • 2010 Gathering Blue by Matt Omasta (2nd)
  • 2009 The Scrying Glass by Esme J. Sammons (1st)
  • 2009 Puss 'N Boots by Steph DeFerie (2nd)
  • 2008 Cully's Gold by Carol Korty and Susa Wuorinen
  • 2007 By Candlelight by Claudia Haas (1st)
  • 2007 Drama For Dionysus by Johanna Halperin, (2nd)
  • 2006 Telling William Tell by Evan Guilford-Blake (1st)
  • 2006 Yorkshire Fairytale by Thomas H. Diggs (2nd)
  • 2005 The Patchwork Girl of Oz by Albert T. Viola (1st)
  • 2005 Alice in War by Steven Bogart (2nd)
  • 2004 No winners
  • 2003 In the Garden of the Selfish Giant by Sandra Fenichel Asher
  • 2002 The Life of Aesop by Kenneth Cavander
  • 2001 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Mary and Andrew Arnault
  • 2000 Riding the Wind by Carol Korty
  • 1999 Searching for David's Heart by Cherie Bennett
  • 1998 Devon's Hurt by Laurie Brooks Gollobin (1st)
  • 1998 The Printer's Devil by David Paul Simon (2nd)
  • 1997 Inauguration of Harris Award by Lowell Swortzell