About The Gassner Award

The John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award Competition fosters new playwrights and scripts through this important competition established by Molly Gassner, wife of theatre historian John Gassner. The Award was created in 1967 to honor the late John Gassner (1903-1967) for his lifetime dedication to all aspects of professional and academic theatre.

The winning script will be given a staged reading at the New England Theatre Conference Annual Convention in October.

Download the application form.

2017 Gassner Award Winner

Mark Rigney for his play Micheal, Cleveland