by Stella A. Asa '22
directed by Olivia Scott Kamkwamba '13
Friday August 6 & Sunday August 8 at 8 pm
Department of Theater Frost and Dodd Student Play Festival
Staged reading performance
The Bentley Theater
Free, tickets required via the Hop Box Office
Umma is the story of a young woman trying to open a record store. It's the summer of '76 in Brooklyn, New York and the times are hot, but she's in love. Winner of the 2021 Ruth & Loring Dodd Playwriting Prize. Performance details, artist bios, ticket links, and other info at https://dartgo.org/fd2021
ABOUT THE FROST & DODD PLAYWRITING COMPETITIONS AND STUDENT PLAY FESTIVAL
The Frost and Dodd Playwriting competitions are supported by a pair of longstanding endowments established by theater lovers: Eleanor Frost (1950) and Ruth and Loring Holmes Dodd (1969). Each spring, two Frost contest play submissions are selected to be produced as staged readings, while the winning Dodd contest play is mounted as a fully-produced production. Performances take place in July, in the Bentley Theater; winners also receive a cash prize.
The winning one-act plays of the 94th annual Frost Student Playwriting Competition and the 46th annual Ruth & Loring Dodd Student Playwriting Competition will be performed in the Bentley Theater the weekend of August 6-8, 2021. Click here for more information.